Growth Opportunities In Northwest Ohio

Industrial development is where economic development started as a profession, with a focus on attracting manufacturing, logistics, wholesale, and other industrial companies and helping them grow. They tend to be larger employers and make larger investments, generating significant income and property tax revenue.

When Tiffin-Seneca placed fourth in the nation for economic development, we partnered with RGP Northwest Ohio to place a full-age and similar to what you see on this page in Site Selection magazine, marketing to 42,000 qualified subscribers engaged in site selection globally. We touted our education, our available industrial space, our workforce, our aggressive incentives, and low cost of living and doing business. At the same time, we are actively working to facilitate the construction of a new spec building and expansion of industrial park land in 2021. We understand one in four workers in Seneca County is employed in manufacturing, and industrial companies have been one of the backbones of our economy since the second halt of the 19th century.

$57 Million The amount of new industrial investment announced in 2020, from 69 projects in the manufacturing, wholesale and logistics sectors.

$13 Million The amount of new commercial investment announced in 2020, from 56 projects in the retail, finance and insurance, services, arts and entertainment, and hospitality and food sectors.

Tiffin and Seneca County is an average micropolitan area in terms of population and economic strength and smaller in land area than most, yet we consistently rank near the top nationally for economic development.

The expansion of existing industrial businesses dominated the community's investment and job creation numbers. Church & Dwight's $38.3 million expansion was one of the largest in recent memory, while companies like American Plastics, Ameriwood / Dorel, Webster Industries, TPC Food Service, Taiho, Arnold Machine, and others made substantial investments. Commercial expansions were also numerous, including Circle K's new facility, with other businesses like Walmart, UIS Insurance, Tiffin Aire, Tiffin Drive-In Theater, Clinton Heights Golf Course, and Bodyworks also making Investments and expanding. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, industrial attraction was also a key 2020 theme, as a number of businesses selected Seneca County for their new facility. In February, Findlay-based MBDS located a new operation in the former Tiffin Insulators building at the Eagle Rock Business Park, with plans to hire 29 workers. In November, Michigan-headquartered TH Plastics purchased the Tiffin Spec Building for $1.9 million, is expanding it, and is planning to add millions in equipment. And in January 2021, Centricity Automation announced it was going to move its operations to the Northstar Industrial Park.

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