New Albany will receive $1 million from the state to extend Innovation Campus Way 1,200 feet east to connect with Mink Street in the city's International Personal Care and Beauty campus.

New Albany will receive $1 million from the state to extend Innovation Campus Way 1,200 feet east to connect with Mink Street in the city's International Personal Care and Beauty campus.

"The Licking County portion (of the campus) has been going very well to the benefit of us, Licking County and the state of Ohio," said Scott McAfee, the city's public information officer. "We're looking at one campus that has produced, really, in five years, almost 3,000 jobs, almost 3 million square feet of facilities and $440 million of investments.

"This grant will help us continue that momentum."

The State Controlling Board Nov. 23 approved the roadwork development grant requested by the Ohio Development Services Agency, said Stephanie Gostomski, public information officer for Ohio Development Services Agency.

Jennifer Chrysler, New Albany's community development director, said the city is extending Innovation Campus Way west to Smith's Mill Road and east of Harrison Road to Mink Street.

She said the total project is estimated to cost $5.8 million.

The New Albany Co. is contributing $200,000 to the western leg of the project. The Ohio Department of Transportation also has committed $2 million to the eastern leg of the project.

Chrysler said the eastern connection likely will tie in with ODOT's consideration of a new interchange at Mink Street and state Route 161.

"ODOT continues to move forward on this project (the new interchange at Mink Street and Route 161), which is what makes construction to the east so critically important to the city and Licking County because it opens several hundred acres of ground for development that would connect into the new interchange," she said.

Roadwork Development Grants are "awarded for public roadwork improvements that support projects to expand or attract businesses. Eligible costs include widening, paving, road construction and reconstruction, and right-of-way infrastructure improvements, such as sewer or utility lines," according to state guidelines.

The roadway extension supports three businesses: one new business and two that are expanding in the business park, according to information about the grant.

The new business is CCL Label, based in Toronto, Canada, which announced in November it has plans to build a 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility within the next two years in the New Albany International Business Park's Personal Care and Beauty Campus.

The company plans to invest $24 million in the site and bring 80 jobs with an annual payroll of $3.6 million to New Albany, Chrysler said.

The two expansions were announced earlier this year.

Vee Pak Ohio, one of the first companies to locate in the New Albany International Personal Care and Beauty Campus, announced in March it plans to invest $8 million and add 60,000 to 70,000 square feet to the 105,000-square-foot New Albany facility.

The expansion would create 90 jobs with an estimated annual payroll of $3 million, Chrysler said.

There are 134 employees at the New Albany location, company officials have said.

Vee Pak, based in Illinois, produces lotions and soaps. One of its largest customers is Bath & Body Works, which is building a facility in the same business park, company officials have said.

Vadata, a subsidiary of the online retail company Amazon, that builds data centers, announced in May it will build in New Albany.

Chrysler said the company plans to build a 150,000-square-foot building on 68 acres north of state Route 161 and east of Beech Road in New Albany's International Personal Care and Beauty Campus, investing $300 million in the site and creating 25 jobs.