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AK Steel selects Middletown for its new Research and Innovation Center

The new center will break ground in late spring or early summer of 2015 in Middletown's Renaissance District along Interstate 75 (Photo: AKSteel.com) The new center will break ground in late spring or early summer of 2015 in Middletown's Renaissance District along Interstate 75 (Photo: AKSteel.com)
MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) -

AK Steel announced Monday that it has selected Middletown as the site for their new $36 million AK Steel Research and Innovation Center.

The new center will break ground in late spring or early summer of 2015 in Middletown's Renaissance District along Interstate 75.

"That AK Steel's new state-of-the-art Research and Innovation Center will locate in Middletown is a tremendous boon to southwest Ohio," says Denise Hamet, Middletown's director of economic development, said in a release. "The selection by the company to invest in Middletown signifies confidence in the community and the region. It creates a far-reaching economic impact as a result of retaining and creating high-tech, professional positions. The location here will stimulate additional high-tech growth in the Renaissance District; it also presents a tremendous opportunity for AK Steel and the city of Middletown to build on their history of community partnership and support, collaboration and cooperative programs."

It is unclear how many jobs AK Steel will bring with the new Research and Innovation Center.

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