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New Investment Brings 100+ Jobs to Northwest Ohio

Custom Glass Solutions, a leading producer of large format, laminated glass systems, is expanding operations into Fostoria. The company is making a significant investment in the area which will create nearly 100 new positions. CGS is tied to Northwest Ohio’s robust automotive sector which has attracted more than 4,000 jobs to the region over [...]

By |2019-08-13T08:16:45-05:00August 8th, 2019|

RGP Showcases Toledo Region to National Site Consultants

The Regional Growth Partnership recently hosted a delegation of prominent site consultants to promote the Toledo/Northwest Ohio region as a top location for business investment. Eleven site consultants from across the country made their way to the Toledo region for a three-day event to learn more about the area’s assets. This event, described in the [...]

By |2019-08-13T08:24:26-05:00August 8th, 2019|

JobsOhio Listening Tour Comes to Northwest Ohio

By Dean Monske, President and CEO When marketing Northwest Ohio across the nation as an ideal location for investment, two of the Regional Growth Partnership’s primary messaging points are the considerable business assets to help  drive corporate success and the incredible collaboration with economic development partners at the regional and state levels. Recently, the [...]

By |2019-08-13T08:32:16-05:00August 8th, 2019|

Business Investment Approaches $500 Million in Second Quarter

Significant investments in Northwest Ohio’s energy and logistics industries elevated the region’s economic performance during the second quarter of 2019. Preliminary numbers show businesses across Northwest Ohio added 575 new jobs with investments exceeding $492 million. Companies within the region’s logistics and distribution market created 90 jobs in the second quarter, investing $52 million [...]

By |2019-08-12T11:28:47-05:00August 8th, 2019|

Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center in Northwest Ohio

The new fulfillment centers in Akron and Rossford will total more than 1.4 million-square-feet SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 22, 2019-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open two new Ohio fulfillment centers, one in Akron and the other in Rossford, creating more than 2,500 full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits and opportunities to work alongside Amazon robotics in an industry-leading workplace. “Ohio has been a great place to [...]

By |2019-07-22T08:12:53-05:00July 22nd, 2019|

NW Ohio Shines In National Rankings

Northwest Ohio made a dramatic statement with its showing in the annual Site Selector Governor’s Cup awards. Six cities within the 17-county Northwest Ohio footprint were ranked among the best nationally based on number of business development projects. The city of Toledo ranked fourth nationally among metros with populations between 200,000 and 1 million. [...]

By |2019-04-03T15:39:50-05:00March 5th, 2019|

Pilkington Investing $250 Million for New Plant in Northwest Ohio

NSG Pilkington recently announced Northwest Ohio will be the site for its new glass production facility. Recognized as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass for the architectural and automotive markets, the company will construct a 500,000 square-foot facility in Wood County’s Troy Township. The $250 million investment is expected to create 150 new [...]

By |2018-11-16T09:58:22-05:00November 15th, 2018|

Lead Gen Marketing Drives Biz Leads to RGP

In the third quarter of 2018, the Regional Growth Partnership continued its proactive outreach efforts targeting industry executives. A major part of these outreach campaigns, as well as those moving forward, includes development of a customized mini website for each industry – all tied to whynorthwestohio.org. These campaigns are designed to engage viewers and drive [...]

By |2018-11-16T10:53:26-05:00November 15th, 2018|

International Commerce Supporting Northwest Ohio Economy

International development in Northwest Ohio continues to serve as a steady stream of activity across the 17-county region. Northwest Ohio is home to 180 foreign-owned businesses employing more than 30,000 people. Those numbers have increased as international corporations capitalize on the many business assets this region offers. Third-quarter activity saw foreign direct investment efforts attract [...]

By |2018-11-16T10:06:08-05:00November 15th, 2018|

Investment & Jobs Surge in Q3

Businesses across Northwest Ohio added more than 1,900 jobs in the third quarter of 2018, showing a marked increase over the past reporting period. First Solar’s $900 million announcement for a new manufacturing facility in Wood County highlighted a robust quarter of activity. The Regional Growth Partnership, in collaboration with JobsOhio and economic development partners [...]

By |2018-11-16T10:17:25-05:00November 15th, 2018|