International Development

The RGP has taken a lead role for Northwest Ohio in developing new international investment and trade opportunities

The RGP has dramatically expanded its international initiative to better support the growing opportunities coming from such markets as Japan, Germany and Canada.

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.

In addition, billions of dollars of goods are exported annually from Northwest Ohio. Valuable resources to support these export initiatives include:

  • Export Success
  • RGP’s relationship with the Ohio Export Office
  • U.S. Commercial Service
  • International Economic Development Council

A Global Game

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

200 Foreign-owned companies operating in Northwest Ohio

Representing Europe, Canada, Japan and others

30,000 Jobs

In just the past five years, foreign direct investment into Northwest Ohio:


New Jobs


Capital Investment

Major attraction projects during that time have included: