Findlay Ranked Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. Seventh Year in a Row

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For the seventh consecutive year, Findlay, Ohio has been ranked the top micropolitan community in the United States for new and expanding facilities by Site Selection magazine, the official publication of the Global FDI Association and the Industrial Asset Management Council. The magazine ranked 575 of the nation’s micropolitan areas, cities of 10,000 to 50,000… Read more »

City Planning Commission Approves Site Plan for Spec Building Tenant

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Humble Robinson Development and the usual members of the “Findlay Formula” began planning for a spec building in 2017. Today the City Planning Commission approved the site plan for a tenant to begin operating this summer. The Fortune 10 tenant will be hiring 160 employees and investing over $5 MM in the facility. “The site… Read more »

2020 Economic Development Recap

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Happy New Year! Each year Dan Sheaffer and I develop a theme for the upcoming year. 2021 will be the year of communication, so what better way to start than a 2020 recap on January 1. In 2021 we will focus on communicating with our investors that are Economic Development Council members as well as… Read more »

Findlay Ranked Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. Sixth Year in a Row

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For the sixth consecutive year, Findlay, Ohio has been ranked the top micropolitan community in the U.S. for new and expanding facilities by Site Selection magazine, the official publication of the Global FDI Association and the Industrial Asset Management Council. The magazine ranked 551 of the nation’s micropolitan areas, cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people… Read more »

Eyes Wide Open

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Eyes Wide Open Is this a new business retention tool for economic developers? by GARY DAUGHTERS   In August, a major employer in Findlay, Ohio, placed a call to Tim Mayle, director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development. The message was urgent. The Japanese-owned automotive plant was teetering. “They were really struggling with employee turnover,” Mayle… Read more »

New Findlay townhouses cater to ‘downtown living’

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NINE NEW three-story townhouses are open for rent in downtown Findlay, at the corner of West and Front streets. The site of the townhouses once was occupied by vacant, run-down houses and a church. Open for rent in downtown Findlay: nine three-story townhouses for $1,825 or $2,300 per month. “Downtown living, I think, is something… Read more »

Findlay Ranked Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. Fifth Year in a Row

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Findlay Ranked Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. Fifth Year in a Row Local Economic Development Projects top the national chart at 23 projects in 2018 (FINDLAY, OH, March 4, 2018) — For the fifth consecutive year, Findlay, Ohio has been ranked the top micropolitan community in the U.S. for new and expanding facilities by… Read more »

Marathon Runs the Race to Win in Findlay, Ohio; Its CEO Explains Why

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Marathon Runs the Race to Win in Findlay, Ohio; Its CEO Explains Why   Marathon has called Findlay home for more than 130 years. Marathon Petroleum by GARY DAUGHTERS   Gary R. Heminger is Chairman and CEO of Marathon Petroleum, headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. Heminger now leads the country’s biggest refiner by volume, as a… Read more »

Best Hometowns 2018: Findlay

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OHIO LIFE | BEST HOMETOWNS Best Hometowns 2018: Findlay This city exudes a small-town feel while boasting a vibrant downtown, strong businesses and welcoming neighborhoods. NOVEMBER 2018 BY JIM VICKERS | PHOTO BY KELLY WILT Flag City Clothing is the sort of place you expect to find in a city much larger than Findlay. T-shirt shops stacked… Read more »

Findlay Brewing’s new location is hopping

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  Findlay Brewing’s new location is hopping NOV 7, 2018 FINDLAY — Back in 2006 or 2007, lifelong pals Aaron Osborne, Alex Treece, and Josh Heitkamp were hanging out in a Findlay bar, drinking craft beer. “We said, ‘Hey, maybe we can make our own beer,’” says Osborne, co-owner and head brewer at Findlay Brewing… Read more »