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 »

Business Growth: Findlay Stays on Top

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FINDLAY, OH, March 2, 2017 — For the third straight year, Findlay ranked first for business growth among 575 small cities nationwide in 2016, according to Site Selection magazine. Findlay is the second community in the 29-year history of the award to be the top “micropolitan,” a city with a population between 10,000 and 50,000,… Read more »

One Energy office building plans approved

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FINDLAY, Ohio, November 11, 2016 – Construction of a 21,290-square-foot, two-story office building, south of Allen Township 215 and northeast of the wind farm serving Whirlpool Corp. and Ball Corp., will start in weeks. A plan for the One Energy office building was approved Thursday by Findlay City Planning Commission. The building will be completed by… Read more »

Highly-automated, McLane distribution center to employ 425

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FINDLAY, Ohio, February 24, 2016 – Hundreds of jobs, averaging $57,000 in wages per year, will be coming to Findlay this fall as McLane Co. finishes construction of a $119 million grocery distribution center. The 337,831-square-foot center is south of Hancock County 212 and across from Lowe’s Distribution Center. The highly-automated operation will ramp up to… Read more »

Penske to bring trucking jobs to Findlay

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FINDLAY, Ohio, August 13, 2015 – Twenty five trucking jobs will be coming to Findlay soon, and possibly 75 within a year, as Penske Logistics sets up operations on Findlay’s northern end. A $1.5 million, 9,775-square-foot building, to be on the east side of Distribution Drive just north of Hancock County 212, will be built… Read more »

Findlay Production Plant Creating Jobs

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – The city of Findlay was on the brink of losing a major production plant, and the 55 jobs that it employed until another company decided to buy it out.Last September, the plant, formerly known as the Dow Chemical Company, announced they were ready to shut down operations. That’s when… Read more »