Proposed redevelopment of Mount Carmel medical office would bring 200 jobs to Franklinton
By Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First
Nov 29, 2017, 6:30am
The first proposed project for the transformation of Mount Carmel West and its neighbors would bring 200 jobs to Franklinton after the hospital closes, according to documents filed with the state.
A for-profit social enterprise wants to put a call center in medical offices that wouldn't be needed when the campus switches to outpatient and educational uses in 2019.
In addition to paying a "living wage," Fortuity Holding LLC would provide job training and help finding day-care, health care, education and access to healthier food, according to a request that will be before the Ohio Controlling Board at next Monday's meeting.
The state Development Services Agency has recommended $7.6 million in loans for Fortuity to finance just more than half of the $13 million project to buy, convert and equip the call center. The funds are from a direct loan program for "economic development, business expansion and job creation."
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