NW Ohio Fares Well in Site Selection Rankings

(Toledo, OH) Toledo is getting high scores for its economic development efforts.

"Site Selection Magazine" recently ranked the city third among mid-size U.S. metropolitan areas with 31 major job-creating projects last year. Toledo's ranking comes among "tier 2 metros"--  metropolitan areas with populations between 200,000 and one million people. 

The Glass City tied two South Carolina communities. Toledo's mayor says the ranking is recognition there's still room for improvement as a business-friendly community that strives to be number one. 

Omaha, Nebraska topped the study, while Akron and Dayton were seventh and eighth.

Meantime, Site Selection magazine is calling Findlay the top micropolitan community in the U.S. for the fourth straight year. The Flag City topped 575 smaller communities across the U.S. for the honor, cities with populations of 10,000 to 50,000 people. 

The home of Cooper Tire, Marathon Petroleum and Whirlpool dishwashers led the pack with 21 economic development deals, including a new $44 million Campbells Soup distribution center.

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