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 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|

Japanese Company Opens New Facility in Toledo

A Japanese prototyping company marked and celebrated its grand opening today with official presentations and a ribbon cutting at its north Toledo facility. TPAM, which announced its intentions this past May, will be investing $4 million and creating at least 30 new jobs at its North-Cross Industrial Park location. The company provides support in the [...]

By |2018-09-07T14:08:11-05:00September 7th, 2018|

Walgreens Expansion Adds 350 New Jobs

One of the nation’s largest drug retailing chains recently announced a major expansion of its warehouse and distribution center in Perrysburg Township. Citing expected opportunities through new growth, Walgreens will add 350 new jobs with a 380,000 square-foot expansion of its current facility. The company is investing $80 million for the project, adding to its [...]

By |2018-09-05T09:14:17-05:00August 30th, 2018|

RGP Hosts FAM Tour – National Site Consultants Visit Northwest Ohio

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. Eight 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 |2018-09-05T09:14:13-05:00August 30th, 2018|

Social Engagement Helps Drive RGP Outreach

Social media marketing has become one of the easiest and least expensive tools in lead generation marketing. With that, the Regional Growth Partnership implemented a social media outreach strategy in mid-2017. Prior to the launch of the program, social media accounted for less than 1 percent of traffic to the RGP website. Since the implementation [...]

By |2018-09-05T11:12:14-05:00August 30th, 2018|

Nearly 1,000 Jobs Created in Q2

More than $175 million in capital investment poured into Northwest Ohio during the second quarter of 2018, setting up for a promising second half across the 17-county region. Businesses created nearly 1,000 new jobs which were spread across a number of major industries. Northwest Ohio’s automotive industry led the way with 400-plus new jobs created, [...]

By |2018-09-05T11:14:34-05:00August 30th, 2018|