●The development of the Science and Community Center will bring in
additional tourism dollars to the Wheeling
●Benefit the Cabela’s project and Oglebay by creating additional activities
to attract tourist to Wheeling.
impact as a result of creation of approximately 50-70 jobs throughout the complex
with hourly wage earnings from $8.50-$23.00.
and Community center will generate an average of $2,292,200 in annual taxable
earnings from its employees.
conservative 75% of the earnings staying in the Wheeling area will create an additional
$15,000,000 in the local economy annually.
●The project will stimulate
the local economy by increasing housing sales as a result of the housing needs
of the degreed technicians needed to operate the labs.
●The City of Wheeling will benefit from the increased property values
that will result in the development of Clay School
and its surrounding properties.
●From an economic
standpoint, it will be less expensive more beneficial to the community to rehabilitate Clay school
compared to the higher cost of razing the property and clearing the
● Long term maintenance and operations for the
building will be
sustained through revenue generated from: 1. Athletic programs. 2. Science Center
field trips. 3. Rent of the kitchen and dining room space
to the Upper
Ohio Valley Dairy Queen Group. 4. Grants to operate the working labs in the
building. 5. Existing outreach program ISP has
conducted for the
past 17 years. 6. Grants to run after school programs. 7. Income from family and youth activities
such as roller-skating. 8. Income from grants for various programs
such as teacher training, childhood obesity, STEM education, workforce