The RGP has taken a lead role for northwest Ohio in developing new international investment and trade opportunities. After having hired an experienced business development practitioner to specifically handle foreign trade and investment, the RGP has dramatically expanded its international initiative to better support the growing opportunities coming from such markets as Japan, Germany and Canada.

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With excellent research and educational facilities, multiple funding sources, every form of transportation, lower operating costs and a strong, experienced workforce, the Toledo/Northwest Ohio region has become a premier location for international investment. Consider there are more than 160 foreign-owned facilities in Northwest Ohio. And just last year, foreign businesses invested $1 billion in Northwest Ohio, creating 1,200 new jobs.

With these successes and others on the horizon, the RGP has implemented international attraction as a major component of its economic development strategy.