The RGP offers the EV industry five dynamic, shovel-ready sites, with the acreage to handle and serve considerable manufacturing projects.

Van Wert Mega Site

  • 780 acres
  • Workforce of 486,000 within 45 minutes
  • 35 miles from I-75; Rail spur at property

Findlay Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Assembly Complex

  • 400 acres
  • Access to all required utilities
  • Centrally located between Detroit and Honda Marysville

Fostoria Shovel-ready Site

  • 265 acres
  • Due diligence studies completed, all utilities on site

Lima Perry Industrial South Park

  • Two 150-acre parcels split by rail line
  • 2 miles from I-75
  • 1 owner site, zoned industrial

Defiance Mega Site

  • 1,100 acres
  • Two miles off 4-lane highway (U.S. 24)
  • Rail available


The Toledo region boasts an incredibly talented and dedicated workforce, which has been recognized nationally. Continuous improvement, work ethic are commitment are the values and attributes embodied in the people, and are the primary reasons why companies continue to locate and invest here.

“We have the skilled workforce here. This area is known for experience and proficiency in crankshaft manufacturing.”

— Chris Post, Chief Operating Officer, NSI Crankshaft

Supply Chain

Located just 45 miles from Detroit, the Toledo region is home to many top tier suppliers to the automotive industry, with industry expertise related to all phases of production, including tool and die, stamping and machining. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator are also manufactured right here in Toledo.

“A lot of these companies that are coming up with technologies, they need places to deploy their technology to do testing, and I think Toledo is well-positioned to embrace that.”

— Kim Hill, President, HWA Analytics

Electric Vehicle Industry

Did You Know?

  • More than 16.5 million on road worldwide in 2021, tripling in just three years
  • Expected that 25% of car sales in U.S. will be electric by 2025
  • 172,748 EV sales in U.S. in Q1 2022 (5.3% of all sales)
  • The US crossed the electric-car tipping point for mass adoption according to Bloomberg. Once 5% of new-car sales go fully electric, everything changes — according to a Bloomberg analysis of the 19 countries that have made the EV pivot. The US crossed the 5% threshold in 2022
  • The International Energy Agency indicated that Global electric vehicle numbers are set to hit 145 million by 2030
  • Goal to install 500,000 public-accessible charging stations nationwide by 2030; there were 108,000 charging stations in U.S. in 2021
  • In 2021, automakers announced $36 billion of investments to build facilities dedicated to manufacturing EVs and batteries. In the first five months of 2022, automakers announced $24 billion in EV-related investments, almost double the investments announced by the same time last year. (Center for Automotive Research)
  • McKinsey predicts that by 2030, 1.2 million charging stations will be needed for public use cases

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Key Contact

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Gary Thompson

Executive V.P.
Business Development
(419) 304-9585