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Incentives don't typically drive location decisions

Apr 09, 2017

In Dennis McAndrew's twenty years of experience, he has not seen Northeast Ohio cities actively poaching companies. Further, the incentives communities offer play a limited role in location decisions. The Upjohn Institute for Employment Research agrees.

Trump's plan to cut Great Lakes funding threatens Ohio's economy

Mar 26, 2017

President Trump's budget request for the E.P.A. eliminates the $300 million a year Great Lakes Restoration initiative. Dennis McAndrew explains that companies looking to expand or relocate consider every potential risk, including water. A weakened perception of Lake Erie's future benefits is a threat to Northern Ohio's ability to attract...

USA Today quotes Steve Weitzner on Trump's Carrier Deal

Dec 02, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence recently reached a deal with Carrier Corp., which includes a $7 million incentives package to keep jobs in Indiana instead of sending them to Mexico. Steve Weitzner discusses the dangerous precedent of rewarding companies that threaten to leave and notes that the...

Silverlode secures incentives for $45 million plant expansion

Nov 23, 2016

Silverlode structured an incentives package for a rigid plastic packaging company to expand its Bellevue, Ohio plant. Amcor Rigid Plastics will invest $45 million into a new 186,000 square feet of production and warehousing space and will hire additional employees.

Steve Weitzner weighs in on a new Jobs Ohio program

Oct 16, 2016

The new JobsOhio talent recruitement tool is similar to Louisiana's FastStart program. Steve Weitzner's client benefited from Louisiana's program when the state recruited and trained people (at the State's cost) to replicate a sophisticated assembly operation that was moving from New England.