COLUMBUS - Governor John Kasich signed the 2014 Capital Budget today. The budget provides $2.4 billion for maintenance, renovation and construction at public facilities across the state, including some key projects in Cleveland.
Recommendations for funding in this year's plan came from the Greater Cleveland Partnership, among other sources.
The budget will create 31,000 new jobs over the next several years.
INFOGRAPHIC: How will the money be spent?
"We've managed our money well and it's time that we catch up on some needed maintenance and construction of public facilities, including at the local level. I'm glad it's happening and I'm glad that so many of these requests were developed independently by local communities based on their own needs and priorities," said Ohio Governor John R. Kasich.
Some of the projects included and the amount they will receive are:
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Savanna Ridge Enterprise Zone: $500,000
- Edgewater Marina: $5.3 million
- Gordon Square Arts District: $1 million
- Ohio Theatre: $1.5 million
- Great Lakes Science Center: $500,000
- West Side Market renovations: $500,000
- Severance Hall: $1.5 million
- Flats, East Gateway & Riverfront Park: $3.5 million
In total, Cuyahoga County will receive almost $64.8 million.
Ohio's improved economy and renewed budget health contributed to the funding.