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Efforts of P4P Paying Off in a Lot of Ways

GREENVILLE – Over 1,600 jobs created or retained, $121.5 million in capital expenditures, and $47.5 million in payroll – all of that since Partnering for Progress (P4P) began a few years ago. During the annual P4P meeting, Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk pointed out that because of P4P the county has been able to leverage $26 million to obtain incentives for businesses to grow or establish themselves in Darke County.

From the April 5, 2015 edition of The Early Bird

By Ryan Berry, Managing Editor

GREENVILLE – Over 1,600 jobs created or retained, $121.5 million in capital expenditures, and $47.5 million in payroll – all of that since Partnering for Progress (P4P) began a few years ago. During the annual P4P meeting, Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk pointed out that because of P4P the county has been able to leverage $26 million to obtain incentives for businesses to grow or establish themselves in Darke County.

Since P4P began the number of investors has tripled, the economic development staff has grown, the budget has doubled and active programs offered by the department have quadrupled.

Is this progress being noticed by anyone outside of the county? Saluk assured his investors the county is being noticed. Prior to P4P, the Greenville micropolitan could not be found anywhere in Site Selection magazines top sites. Over the past few years Greenville has moved up the ranks and cracked the top 20 for the first time ever in 2014.

Because of Darke County’s success, the economic development office has turned its attention to workforce development. Lisa Wendel, the county’s workforce development specialist for economic development, has worked with school districts and local companies to make the future workforce ready for employment opportunities. By teaming up with local manufacturers, schools are learning the skills that are needed in the workforce and students are learning the jobs that are available in manufacturing......

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