Eyes Wide Open
1 Nov 2019
Is this a new business retention tool for economic developers?
In August, a major employer in Findlay, Ohio, placed a call to Tim Mayle, director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development. The message was urgent. The Japanese-owned automotive plant was teetering.
“They were really struggling with employee turnover,” Mayle says. “They were having a hard time communicating with headquarters as to why they needed more money for wages and more money for equipment. Without help, I’m not sure they would have made it.”