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July 17, 2018
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Study cites economic effects of proposed power plants
(WOUB) - Two proposed power plant projects in Meigs County could mean more than 500 new jobs and nearly $300 million in annual economic impact to the region.

That's according to a study conducted by Ohio State University on the long term economic effects of the American Electric Power and AMP-Ohio projects.

The study was released today by the Meigs County Economic Development Office.

It says the plants will also bring 900 temporary jobs during the projected four year construction period.

The study looked at the potential economic impact in Meigs and the six surrounding counties of Gallia, Vinton, Athens, and Washington in Ohio, and Jackson and Mason counties in West Virginia.
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