Findlay and Hancock County offer companies a remarkably large labor shed of well-skilled workers. In fact, within a thirty-mile radius of Findlay, there’s a population of more than 300,000 people. Given our area’s broad base of industries and longtime tradition of skilled labor, we have plenty of workers with the knowledge and experience needed by companies in manufacturing, food, plastics, logistics, and other key sectors.

Our area’s K-12 schools are excellent, and they place a high priority on developing young people with the skills and attitudes today’s successful companies need. Findlay and Hancock County are also well-served by a variety of higher-education providers from traditional colleges to technical schools, giving residents and employers local options for everything from vocational training to graduate degrees.

The Findlay-based Owens Community College, Brown Mackie College, and the high school-level Millstream Career Center provide career-focused education in high-demand areas such as welding, engineering, computer-aided design, automation control, fluid power hydraulics, office administration, and nutrition science — ensuring that local businesses have a steady supply of knowledgeable, motivated workers.

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