Advanced Fiber Technology announces $5.5M expansion

2024-04-23T15:16:05-04:00April 23rd, 2024|

Project uses latest technology and equipment for wastepaper conversion BUCYRUS, OHIO – Tuesday, April 23, 2024 – Advanced Fiber Technology (AFT) is pleased to announce its second production line at the company’s facility at 125 Crossroads Boulevard in Crossroads Industrial Park. The project is a total investment of $5.5 million [...]

Programs aim to help storm-impacted businesses

2024-04-18T17:14:45-04:00April 18th, 2024|

Grants, free cleaning, and loans now available BUCYRUS, OHIO – Thursday, April 18, 2024 – The Crawford Partnership, together with Geenex Solar and Magnificent Maid, announced today that three new programs are available to assist small businesses negatively impacted by the recent storms and 110-mph tornado that have wreaked havoc [...]

Crawford Partnership releases second annual development report

2024-03-29T14:57:25-04:00March 29th, 2024|

Publication highlights 21 projects resulting in $65M in new investment and 178 jobs BUCYRUS, OHIO – Friday, March 29, 2024 – The Crawford Partnership announced today the 2023 Crawford County Development Report, a comprehensive document spotlighting the county’s progress from the past year. Originally introduced in 2023, this year's report [...]

The IEDC & ACCE Announce Inaugural Cohort of Joint Workforce Development Certificate Program

2024-03-21T10:24:56-04:00March 20th, 2024|

The International Economic Development Council and Association of Chamber of Commerce Executive Foundation are national and well-respected organizations who have partnered to put together this first-of-its-kind Workforce Development Fundamentals program. We're proud to share that Lisa Marcum, our own Workforce Development Manager, is one of the first graduates of this national [...]

State of the Vision recognizes record year

2024-03-15T16:42:01-04:00March 15th, 2024|

More than 300 gather to celebrate Crawford County’s progress BUCYRUS, OHIO – Friday, March 15, 2024 – The Crawford Partnership’s 2024 Annual Meeting, better known as State of the Vision, was a success, with an estimated 320 attendees celebrating the county’s progress in economic, community, and workforce development. The evening [...]

Crawford County ranks in top 3% for economic development

2024-03-01T11:24:17-05:00March 1st, 2024|

Community places #16 out of 542 micropolitans nationwide The Crawford Partnership announced today that for the second year in a row, Crawford County has achieved its best ranking ever in a national economic development ranking.  In Site Selection magazine’s recently released rankings for large, private economic development projects in 2023, [...]

Crawford Business Exchange announces second opportunity

2024-02-15T11:54:05-05:00February 15th, 2024|

Retiring owner to sell downtown service business and real estate BUCYRUS, OHIO – Thursday, February 15 – The Crawford Partnership announced today its second opportunity through the Crawford Business Exchange – a service that promotes businesses in Crawford County ready for sale. This lead, codenamed “Project Terrace,” is a long-standing [...]

Revitalization of Northwest Ohio Treasure Expected to Fuel Economic Growth

2024-02-13T17:07:07-05:00February 13th, 2024|

A local treasure already identified on the National Register of Historic Places will soon undergo an extensive revitalization to ultimately become a hub of innovation and growth for the Galion, Ohio, community. The Big Four Depot in Crawford County, long recognized as a beacon of civic pride, is set for a [...]

Innovate Crawford to host first event on February 28

2024-01-29T14:10:11-05:00January 28th, 2024|

Intellectual property workshop to follow Chambers’ Forecast Breakfast BUCYRUS, OHIO – Monday, January 29 – Today, Innovate Crawford – a new collaboration between the Crawford Partnership and Braintree Business Development Center, together with the Galion-Crestline and Bucyrus Area Chambers of Commerce, among other organizations – announced its first free informational [...]


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