Mary Alice Reporting:

(Wednesday, April 11th) Construction for the first business to acquire property at New Philadelphia’s Tech Park is expected to begin in June.

Gemini Industrial Machine Group, currently located in Dover Township, will be relocating to a 25,000 square foot building at the top of tech park hill.

City Mayor Joel Day says this is an exciting time and an encouraging sign.

“It all came about thanks to the hard work of the CIC and the collaboration of the city and the county. I’m very excited for what this means for the city. Hopefully, this will be a catalyst to encourage more businesses to follow Gemini’s lead.”

Income tax money will be generated which he notes will help pay for services such as utilities and fire and police protection.

With the move, Gemini will add 20 employees to their current workforce of eight.

The enterprise zone agreement is still waiting on council approval, and if agreed on, the resolution would give the company a 75% property tax abatement for 10 years.

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