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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.


Limited window to access $7 Million Ohio training grants

Sep 26, 2016 by Dennis McAndrew

On September 22, the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) announced an additional round of training grant funding through the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program. The total amount of funding available statewide will be $6.9 million, which is the same as last year.

The program can reimburse companies for 50% of...


Poor location decisions too common, but avoidable

Sep 25, 2016

Too often organizations fail to fully understand the new labor market they’ll be competing in. Dennis McAndrew discusses how site selection consultants like Silverlode can help companies avoid making hasty relocation decisions and make thoughtful decisions based on comprehensive stakeholder input.