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.”

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