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Articles About CBE

  • CBE one of many business parks here

    UAS Center & Test Complex chief executive Dick Honneywell likes the aesthetic of his office at Nextedge Applied Research and Technology Park in Springfield. He chose the location on U.S. 40 as the site of the Ohio/Indiana operation largely because of its fiberoptic capacity and its proximity to airfields in the region. Nextedge is a business park not unlike the one Yellow Springs is considering as the Center for Business and Education. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The city of Springfield’s first research and technology park, Nextedge, is a beautiful integration of modern buildings with marshes, prairie fields and a fiberoptic grid designed to bring new jobs to the Champion City.

  • Council gives CBE final approval


    At Monday’s meeting, Village Council in a 3–2 vote gave final approval to funding the Center for Business and Education infrastructure. Karen Wintrow, Gerry Simms and Brian Housh voted for the CBE funding and Lori Askeland and Marianne MacQueen voted against.

  • Village planners approve CBE streets


    At their meeting on April 16 Village Planning Commission approved the street dedication for the Center for Business and Education, a request to install a Verizon cellular telephone tower at Bryan Center, and rezoning of the former Creative Memories property.

  • Ethics group says no conflict for Wintrow


    The Ohio Board of Ethics determined last week that Council President Karen Wintrow does not have a conflict of interest regarding the Center for Business and Education, and is free to discuss and vote on CBE-related issues.

  • SIDEBAR: More CBE delay


    It will be several months before Council decides whether to fund the CBE infrastructure, according to Interim Manager Kent Bristol at Monday’s Council meeting.

  • Viability of CBE challenged in meeting


    The current landscape of commercial real estate building and lending was the focal point at an informational forum on public funding for the CBE infrastructure last Thursday night, and several professionals in the field urged Council not to put money into the project.

  • First Council vote OKs CBE funding


    Village Council moved ahead with the project by voting 3–1 in favor of the first reading of an ordinance that appoves an almost $1 million bond issuance for the CBE.

  • CBE funds stable, for now


    The Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) grant to the Village for the CBE infrastructure is not in immediate jeopardy, but there is some risk that the money could be diverted in an emergency.

  • Village moves fast on CBE funding


    Village Council is poised to move forward quickly on the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, at its Jan. 6 meeting.

  • McKee Group holds forum— Villagers debate CBE funding


    About 100 villagers turned out last Thursday evening to discuss whether the Village should fund the Center for Business and Education, or CBE. The community forum was sponsored by the James A. McKee Association and took place at the First Presbyterian Church, with Jalyn Roe serving as moderator. The evening began with three representatives of […]