Closing the Skills Gap

Team NEO Report Sparks Regional Conversation to Address Talent Needs Earlier this year, Team NEO released a report titled “Aligning Opportunities in Northeast Ohio: A Resource to Aid in Addressing the Demand and Supply Imbalance in the Region’s Workforce.” The research was funded by the Cleveland Foundation and Sherwin-Williams Company. By taking an in-depth look[…]

RhinoSystems Expands in Northeast Ohio

Fast-growing Healthcare Company Expands in Northeast Ohio RhinoSystems Inc., developer, manufacturer and marketer of Naväge Nasal Care, has announced it will expand and bring 117 new healthcare jobs to Brooklyn. The company plans to lease more than 65,000 square feet of the 1.6 million-square-foot former American Greetings building, which now serves as an industrial park.[…]

Downtown Akron Revival

Downtown Akron Development Aims to Spur Economic Activity With major development projects underway, downtown Akron is in the midst of a major transformation that many believe will reshape the city’s future. From the Bowery Project to Main Street’s makeover, downtown Akron is abuzz with activity as developers continue to take on new projects and build[…]

Tax Friendly Environment

New Study Highlights Ohio’s Tax Friendly Environment for Businesses The Anderson Economic Group recently released its “2018 State Business Tax Burden Rankings,” which examines business tax burdens in all 50 states. The study measured 11 categories of taxes paid by businesses. The study is based on 2016 data. Overall, Ohio came in at number 11[…]

Building Materials Manufacturer Expands in Erie County

CertainTeed Expands in Milan, Ohio Company Makes $37M Capital Investment in Northeast Ohio CertainTeed Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer of building materials, recently announced its plans to expand its 55-acre roofing shingle manufacturing factory in Milan, Ohio. The company partnered with several Erie County-based economic and community development groups to make the project possible. With a[…]

New Horizons Baking Company Announces Plans to Expand in Norwalk, Ohio

New Horizons Plans $4.6 Million Expansion in Norwalk In a press release, New Horizons Baking Company announced that it has chosen Norwalk, Ohio for a new $4.6 million expansion project that will add over 5,200 square feet to its existing footprint. The project will bring an estimated 18 new jobs to the Norwalk area. As noted[…]

Northeast Ohio Cities Earn High Marks in Annual Business Rankings

Site Selection Magazine Releases Annual Governor’s Cup Rankings In March, Site Selection Magazine released its annual Governor’s Cup rankings with Ohio earning high marks yet again. For the fourth consecutive year, Ohio earned the No. 2 spot overall for total projects; it also earned the No. 3 spot in projects per capita, making Ohio the[…]

Venture Products Expands in Orrville, Adding 121 Jobs

Company investment to create 121 new jobs, $5.5 million new facility Venture Products Inc., designer and manufacturer of tractor equipment, announced plans to expand at its Orrville location, adding 121 new jobs and a new $5.5 million, 135,000-square-foot facility to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. “Due to increased worldwide demand for our product and the[…]

Ohio Moves Up in Forbes Ranking of Best States for Business

Ohio Moves up 24 Spots in Forbes Annual Ranking of Best States for Business In its annual ranking of Best States for Business, Forbes placed Ohio at #14 on its list, a jump of more than 20 spots from 2016. Forbes cited Ohio’s low business costs and improved economy. In addition, Forbes ranked Ohio #2[…]

Progressive Insurance Expands in Northeast Ohio

Progressive Announces Plans to Add 900 New Jobs in Region As the nation’s fourth largest auto insurer and a leading seller of other insurance products, Progressive Insurance recently announced that it will expand in Northeast Ohio. The expansion will bring 900 new jobs to the state and retain nearly 10,000 positions. Progressive Chief Human Resources Officer Lori[…]