April 2023 Monthly Newsletter
“The ED office visited the CSX Intermodal facility in April with colleagues from the Regional Growth Partnership. The facility is a great asset to companies in the Northwest Ohio region, with several Hancock County companies currently utilizing the terminal to move products.”
March 2023 Monthly Newsletter
“The final $26.9M toward the redesign of the County Road 99 and Interstate 75 Interchange was awarded by ODOT’s Transportation Review Advisory Council in March. Construction will begin in Spring of 2024 with completion slated for Fall 2025.”
CR99/I-75 Diverging Diamond Funding Awarded by State
“The diverging diamond will be a real game changer for our commercial and industrial community. The upgrade will result in an asset that will not only serve our legacy companies but will also help attract new business,” said Dan Sheaffer, Director, Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development.
February 2023 Monthly Newsletter
“Project Hat Trick visited two Findlay sites during the month of February. This food preparation and distribution facility would create 750 jobs and result in a $145M investment. During their visit Dan Sheaffer spoke to company representatives about the sites, utilities, and potential incentives. The ED office is working with the Center for Advanced Manufacturing to attract this lead.”
2022 Top Micropolitan: Findlay on the Move
“The scope of Findlay’s latest triumph is truly eye-popping. Findlay’s haul of 32 qualifying projects dwarfs those of all other micros, none of which accumulated more than 12. In what was a challenging environment for investment among the 543 communities the Census Bureau identifies as micropolitan statistical areas, Findlay’s project count increased by a full 33% from the previous year’s total.”
Findlay Ranked Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. Ninth Year in a Row
“Being recognized nine years in a row validates our approach to business retention and expansion, specifically in the manufacturing and logistics space,” said Dan Sheaffer, Director-Economic Development. “Each year our number one objective is to support local companies as they grow. Most projects come from legacy companies continuing to invest and hire new employees.”
January 2023 Monthly Newsletter
“The Economic Development team attended the quarterly Tall Timbers Industrial Park meeting to discuss inflation, recruiting obstacles, and hybrid v remote v in-person work environments. The ED office also shared the Wage & Benefits Survey initiative being undertaken by the office.” To learn more about what the Economic Development team was up to in January, please use the above link.
December 2022 Monthly Newsletter
“ED is exploring a potential strategic tech innovation partner in Junction AI, a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that produces Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) insights for forecasting successes. These forecasts help drive supply chain decisions, from sourcing materials to production capacity to just-in-time shipping/outbound logistics.” To learn more about what the Economic Development team has been up to this month, please use the above link.