By 1812Blockhouse

A national media outlet focusing on covering business development has included Manfield in an important and coveted list.

While efforts continue to attract investment to Richland County, current efforts have attracted the notice of Site Selection Magazine.

This year’s edition of the Top Metros of 2020 placed Mansfield among its list of top 10 cities across the country for new capital investment.

In addition to ranking by number of projects, this year featured a new list highlighting areas on a per capita basis. On its list of “Metros with a Population Less than 200,000,” Mansfield came in at number seven. Lima was the only other Ohio city in the top ten.

The top city in the Under 200,000 category was Sioux City, Iowa.

The threshold qualifications for a qualifying project includes the requirement that a metro area has an infusion of capital investment of at least $1 million, at least 20 new jobs, or the addition of at least 20,000 square feet of new floor area. Mansfield had six such projects in 2020, despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic.

Otherwise, Ohio had a strong showing, with Cincinnati coming in at number nine among major metropolitan areas; and Toledo, Dayton-Kettering, and Akron included among the top ten for areas with populations between 200,000 and one million.

So strong, in fact, that Ohio was one of two states (the other being Texas) winning Site Selection Magazine’s 2020 Governor’s Cups for business recruitment.

The Site Selection article can be found here.

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