Tuesday, December 4, 2007


It's been trickling out for days, but the writing is finally on the tires that Goodyear's rubber will keep meeting the road with an Akron mailing address.

Company leaders have called a press conference for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to discuss "the status of the proposal for Goodyear’s new world headquarters in Akron." State, county, and local leaders are on the agenda to attend.

Considering that Columbus big shots approved tax incentives 24 hours ago and Goodyear's Board members were set to meet earlier today, the deal is done. Sources tell me the PC is necessary to keep misinformation and speculation from running wild .. so rather than feed that, I'll just tell you the deal is done and let them share the particulars.

Obviously, it's a major coup for the area when it comes to jobs and identity. Mayor Plusquellic and Summit County Executive Russ Pry, among others, have put in big time hours to get this one done. I'm interested to see the finished plan.

More when I know it .. Eric

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