Findlay Auto Parts Maker to Add Jobs

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Auto parts maker Mitec will add 80 jobs at its Findlay plant over the next two to three years, Tim Hall, Mitec North America president, said Tuesday. The job additions will bring total employment to 200 at the plant, which is housed in the former Findlay Industries building at 4000 Fostoria Ave. The German-based company… Read more »

German Politicians Tour Findlay Mitech Plant

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Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – Some potential international investors toured the Findlay-area Tuesday after hearing that the city has been a top economic developer in the country. A large contingent of high-level politicians and legislators from the German state of Thuringia visited Mitec Powertrain in Findlay to see… Read more »

Mitec Automotive Poised for Future Growth in Findlay

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German officials and the founder of Mitec Automotive met with Findlay leaders Tuesday. Minister President Bodo Ramelow and founder Christoph Militzer toured the company’s facility on Fostoria Avenue. While in town, company officials talked about possible growth in Findlay…   Tim Hall is the president of Mitec’s North American Operations. He says one of those… Read more »

Tim Mayle Discusses Findlay’s Title of Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S.

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For the third consecutive year, Findlay, Ohio has been ranked the top micropolitan community in the U.S. for new and expanding facilities by Site Selection magazine, the official publication of the Global FDI Association and the Industrial Asset Management Council. The magazine ranked 575 of the nation’s micropolitan areas, cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people… Read more »

Top Micropolitans: Findlay Leads an Ohio Surge

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The grit and velocity of small town Ohio shine through again in the rankings of the year’s top micropolitan regions. Economic development, like any game-changing enterprise, is hard work. Communities that excel at it do so through persistent attention to business retention and recruitment, tax and regulatory strategies, technical assistance and workforce development. In 2016,… Read more »

JCPenney, Sears closings not a reflection of Findlay

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FINDLAY, OH, March 25, 2017 Chris Oaks spoke with Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development Director Tim Mayle. Q: For the third year in a row, Findlay-Hancock County has been designated the top micropolitan community in America, but this news was followed almost immediately by the announcement of the pending closure of another major retailer here. Is… Read more »

Conklin and Company: Business Boom in Hancock County

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March 13, 2017 Click here to watch the video. Lee discusses the business boom in Hancock County with the man in charge of economic development. There’s music on the plate too with Zak Vassar, president and CEO of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Jeff Smith talks youth sports “intouch.” It’s on Conklin and Company .

Official Celebrate Business Growth Award

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FINDLAY, OH, March 9, 2017 — On a night when Findlay and Hancock County community leaders celebrated Findlay’s third consecutive first-place award for business growth, besting hundreds of other cities nationwide, the community added some unofficial honors. Findlay-Hancock County is the envy and object of imitation of other communities, said Adam Bruns, managing editor of… Read more »

Findlay Celebrates Being Named Best Micropolitan Third Year Running

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FINDLAY, OH, March 8, 2017 —  Site Selection Magazine named Findlay the best micropolitan in the U.S. for the third year running. Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development celebrated Wednesday night with guest speakers. Managing editor of Site Selection Magazine Adam Bruns said that Findlay owes it to a strong corporate community. Bruns complimented Findlays Economic Development…. Read more »

Business Growth: Findlay Stays on Top

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FINDLAY, OH, March 2, 2017 — For the third straight year, Findlay ranked first for business growth among 575 small cities nationwide in 2016, according to Site Selection magazine. Findlay is the second community in the 29-year history of the award to be the top “micropolitan,” a city with a population between 10,000 and 50,000,… Read more »