Volunteers for Focus Group
Allen Economic Development Group is searching for volunteers to participate in one of the six focus groups they are conducting to evaluate shifts in population and gather insight to help transform the region in the future. Focus groups will be held daily from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23 in Lima.
Focus Group Topics:
- Examining external trends and internal research impacting local communities.
- Mapping out how individuals currently connect within the region.
- Exploring challenges and opportunities impacting individuals and the region.
- Determining next steps and action items to position the region for future growth.
Click here to register for a Focus Group. To learn more about AEDG, contact the AEDG staff or drop us a line. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
Lima is a Leading Location
In a recent study conducted by Area Development, Lima, Ohio was listed as one of the hottest places in America for new and expanding businesses. For the sixth year, Area Development has developed a list of Leading Locations derived from data collected during examination. Their multi-faceted approach collects a wide-variety of data, and generates rankings in four vital areas – Prime Workforce, Economic Strength, Year-Over-Year Growth and Five-Year Growth.
Out of the 394 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) reviewed, Lima ranked as 33rd on the list of Leading Locations. Economic growth is a key driver for rankings. You may notice that some of the locations that may have been high on last year’s list have fell a bit. This isn’t necessarily indicative of economic disaster, however it does indicate that economic growth has slowed since last year’s tally.
Click here to read the full article and see the entire list of Leading Locations. To learn more about AEDG, contact the AEDG staff or drop us a line. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.