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The GSP’s Advocates for Our Business Locally & Legislatively

Monday, May 09, 2022

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The Greater Springfield Partnership advocates for over 800 companies who call Clark County home. Our services are comprehensive and range from talent acquisition and development support to site selection, funding solutions and legislative advocacy. 

“Ohio is an excellent state to do business in. The legislature is willing to listen to the concerns of businesses and to take those concerns into consideration when passing legislation. Our job is to make sure that Clark County businesses have a seat at the table, that their voices are heard and that laws are passed that benefit our businesses and the employees who work there,” said Horton Hobbs IV, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Springfield Partnership. 

Companies like McGregor Metalworking Companies have utilized this service and reach out to the Partnership any time they have a challenge that can be addressed legislatively, or have concerns about a pending piece of legislation. Jeannie Seery, HR Manager for McGregor Metalworking Companies said, “If we have any hot points that we need addressed the Partnership listens and moves that up through the legislature.” She comments that advocacy starts at the local level too. “The Partnership started a task force for businesses where we can discuss issues like childcare, transportation and recruiting - things that require a collaborative, and sometimes, legislative solution.”

The Greater Springfield Partnership Works to Solve Problems & Make It Easier to Do Business

From the moment a company considers doing business in Clark County, the Greater Springfield Partnership is making it easier to do so. “You don’t have to figure out how to navigate the process of starting a company or project. We save businesses time, save them money, reduce their risk, and help to solve their problems,” said Hobbs.

This level of service applies to existing businesses as well. “Tell us what you need and we will find the resource for you,” said Hobbs.  As an example, a local business said that a particular type of training was unavailable in Ohio, and it was something their employees needed training on. “I knew we had to solve this problem for them and called the community college to create a plan. The training was in place three months later,” said Amy Donahoe, Director of Workforce Development for Greater Springfield Partnership. 

Clark County can support additional business growth and the Partnership will continue to make it as easy as possible to do business here. “Our access to major markets at an affordable price, along with our available sites and strong talent market make us a strong contender for major projects. The Partnership is in place to make the process of choosing Clark County an easy one. And, once here, we will continue to provide the high level of support and solutions companies need to succeed,” said Hobbs.

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7th Largest Economy in the U.S., 21st Worldwide

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$2.7 BillionBudget Reserve

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No Corporate Income or Profits Tax

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Ohio is One of the Top 10 Freight Destinations

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Ohio Ranks No. 9 in Competitive Labor Environment

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