Greater Lima Region Introduced to Impact Economic and Community - Hometownstations.com-WLIO- Lima, OH News Weather Sports

Greater Lima Region Introduced to Impact Economic and Community Development

Posted:
The Greater Lima Region introduced themselves on Tuesday and will replace the Allen County Visionaries. The Greater Lima Region introduced themselves on Tuesday and will replace the Allen County Visionaries.
The beneficiaries of this organization, as stated by GLR, are the current and yet to be attracted residents of the greater Lima region. The beneficiaries of this organization, as stated by GLR, are the current and yet to be attracted residents of the greater Lima region.

A recent study found that a 22,00 work force shortage is expected to come to the area by 2024. Thus, welcome the Greater Lima Region. Dedicated to advancing work force, business and community development.

The Greater Lima Region introduced themselves on Tuesday and will replace the Allen County Visionaries. They will coordinate growth through the west central Ohio communities. The only difference is the GLR is a non profit organization. The non profit is comprised of 10 business and community leaders.

"We felt that our region needed to be bigger than Allen County," said chairman of the GLR and President and CEO of Lima Memorial Health System, Mick Swick. "Bigger than the city of Lima. It needs to be an eight county region in terms of what we have."

The recent study is a result from a grant from the Department of Defense. The purpose was to evaluate the regions future economic status. The results found an imminent work force shortage, perception issue and a coordination issue.

The beneficiaries of this organization, as stated by GLR, are the current and yet to be attracted residents of the greater Lima region. They have five key strategies they want to address: leadership and regional structure, workforce development, economic and community development. 

As for the short term, GLR has already begun embarking on their goals for 2018.

"The first one is the most important, which is letting everyone know. Meaning, both in the community and outside the community: we’re open for business," Swick said. "Meaning, we want business to come here, we’re going to be business friendly, we’re going to take down any obstacles for them to do what they need to do."

The organization will also engage youth early on to introduce them to careers available in the area. They will develop a communication and marketing plan to attract not just local attention, but global attention.

The organization says it will launch its websites at the Chamber’s annual breakfast on January 26. 

/
Loading...