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 »

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 »

Findlay Hancock Ranked Top Micropolitan ED Group in U.S.

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FINDLAY, OHIO – Site Selection magazine has named Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development as one of the top 20 micropolitan economic development groups. The magazine ranked local economic development groups across the United States according to four categories, including: new jobs, new jobs per 10,000 residents, new investment amount, and new investment per 10,000 residents. Findlay… Read more »

Findlay Plant Saved by Valgroup

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FINDLAY, OHIO – Last September, it was announced that a Findlay plant was in danger of closing. Since then things have turned around for the plant and Friday the company’s new owners held a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-launch of production. Local and state officials welcomed the owning family of Valgroup, who… Read more »