Energy In Depth's Mike:
"UPDATE (5/30/2013, 11:25 ET): There is more great news out of the Utica Capital this week as Stark State College has purchased a building and announced plans that it will open the Downtown Canton Satellite Center and Energy Institute. This will bring an estimated 1,1oo students downtown. Those many new bodies will surely bring new economic investment, offering services and creating a more vibrant downtown atmosphere.
“Stark State’s expanded presence will have a “ripple effect” on downtown businesses and create additional “hot spots,” like coffee shops and restaurants, what we were hoping for was that Stark State would locate a full facility downtown and bring jobs and college students and opportunity to our residents, and that’s what they’re doing, whether they went by the Civic Center or by the Hercules plant or any other site in the downtown area it was going to be great for that section of town and certainly for the whole downtown.” – William Healy, Mayor of the City of Canton (Stark State energy campus offers “room to grow”, 5/30/13)
The building that was purchased is occupied by Chesapeake Energy and the Bureau of Workers Comp. Both will have to move out to make room for the class rooms and training center. Of course, Chesapeake is building a regional operations headquarters just down the road in Louisville (Ohio — not Kentucky!), and the BWC is making plans to consolidate and relocate to a different part of town; perhaps into the county or city building to save tax payer dollars."