Tim Mayle Discusses Findlay’s Title of Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S.

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For the third 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 575 of the nation’s micropolitan areas, cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people… Read more »

Top Micropolitans: Findlay Leads an Ohio Surge

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The grit and velocity of small town Ohio shine through again in the rankings of the year’s top micropolitan regions. Economic development, like any game-changing enterprise, is hard work. Communities that excel at it do so through persistent attention to business retention and recruitment, tax and regulatory strategies, technical assistance and workforce development. In 2016,… Read more »

JCPenney, Sears closings not a reflection of Findlay

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FINDLAY, OH, March 25, 2017 Chris Oaks spoke with Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development Director Tim Mayle. Q: For the third year in a row, Findlay-Hancock County has been designated the top micropolitan community in America, but this news was followed almost immediately by the announcement of the pending closure of another major retailer here. Is… Read more »

Conklin and Company: Business Boom in Hancock County

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March 13, 2017 Click here to watch the video. Lee discusses the business boom in Hancock County with the man in charge of economic development. There’s music on the plate too with Zak Vassar, president and CEO of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Jeff Smith talks youth sports “intouch.” It’s on Conklin and Company .

Official Celebrate Business Growth Award

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FINDLAY, OH, March 9, 2017 — On a night when Findlay and Hancock County community leaders celebrated Findlay’s third consecutive first-place award for business growth, besting hundreds of other cities nationwide, the community added some unofficial honors. Findlay-Hancock County is the envy and object of imitation of other communities, said Adam Bruns, managing editor of… Read more »

Tim Mayle Named Alliance’s Economic Development Cheif

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FINDLAY, Ohio, November 17, 2016 – Tim Mayle has been named director of the economic development division of the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance. Mayle, 36, formerly the assistant director of economic development, replaces Tony Iriti, who recently took an economic development post in Kentucky. Mayle and Iriti joined the economic development agency within a few months of… Read more »

Whirlpool Corp. launches big plant expansion

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FINDLAY, Ohio, May 5, 2016 – Just before Whirlpool Corp. turned the first shovel of dirt on a $40.6 million, 86,400-square-foot expansion at its Findlay dishwasher plant on Wednesday, a loud chant burst from a crowd of employees gathered for the event. “Who are we?” they shouted. “Ohio!” was the response. That’s a point of… Read more »

The Findlay Formula

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FINDLAY, Ohio, March 2016 – Talk to enough business leaders in Findlay, and you’ll learn why this northwestern Ohio community is racking up the awards for economic development achievement. Findlay — the home of Cooper Tire, Marathon Petroleum and Whirlpool dishwashers — has found the formula for sustainable success. While many locations in America have… Read more »

Findlay’s Centrex Plastics will expand, add 30-100 employees

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FINDLAY, Ohio, October 9, 2015 – Centrex Plastics, which makes containers, will be adding 30 to 100 workers by February, along with a planned 60,000-square-foot warehouse addition at 920 W. Lima St., owner Terry Reinhart said Thursday. Centrex, at 814 W. Lima St., currently employs 153 in Findlay. The employees to be added will include… Read more »

Nissin Brake Ohio, Inc. announces joint venture company with Autoliv Inc.

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FINDLAY, Ohio, September 9, 2015 – The parent company of Nissin Brake Ohio, Inc. (NBO), Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. (NK) and Autoliv Inc. (ALV) have announced the establishment of a joint venture (JV) company, Autoliv Nissin Brake Systems (ANBS). ANBS shares will be split 51% ALV and 49% NK and headquarters will be in Ueda… Read more »