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H-Biz – Highlawn Area-Wide Business Plan


The H-Biz project is designed to acquire, remediate and redevelop three separate parcels of land totaling about 75 acres of former industrial land on 3rd Avenue and the Ohio River. The redevelopment will be in partnership with Marshall University and includes research and advanced manufacturing facilities and other amenities in a campus-like setting. Huntington was awarded $600,000 dollars in EPA grants to do Phase I assessments on the parcels and create an area-wide plan for redevelopment. The plan has been completed and assessments are being finalized at this time. To date, $1,425,000 has been raised to accomplish the plan. 

H-Biz Brochure

Key initiatives involve the following:

The award money, as well as any funds donated from individuals/businesses/organizations, is given to the Foundation for the Tri-State Community, our region’s community foundation that controls the allocation of the funds to the projects as required by competition parameters.

Donations may also be made by check. Please make payable to The Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Inc.

Their address is:

Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Inc.
916 5th Avenue, Suite 403
P.O. Box 7932
Huntington, WV 25779-7932

Please put "ABC Fund" as well as the specific project name in the memo line.