Moraine wins development honor

Moraine city government has been recognized for its economic development work.

Moraine has been named the bronze medal winner in Atlas Advertising’s “high performance economic development category” for development organizations, the city said Wednesday.

Moraine announced “the third most jobs created for any organization of its size in 2012/2013,” the city said. Moraine reported the creation of over 500 jobs over the past year.

“Receiving this national recognition is unexpected and quite an honor for our community, and speaks volumes to the efforts that our development staff and City Council have aggressively pursued over the previous year,” Moraine Mayor Elaine Allison said in the city’s announcement.

Michael Davis, Moraine’s development director, attributed recent success to work with Ohio and Montgomery County, and the city’s “unwavering efforts to promote and market its vacant facilities left shuttered during the economic downturn in 2009.”

“It was paramount to move beyond the negative and to promote the facilities as underutilized assets with great proximity and re utilization opportunity,” Davis said.

The city pointed to the attraction of companies like Heidelberg Distributing, Tyler Technologies, Cat-Wood Metal Works, Weiler Welding, Bront Manufacturing and WCR, as well as longstanding city businesses like WinWholesale, PCU Sterling and TufTug products.

The awards were presented by Atlas Advertising at the International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners, go to www.atlas-advertising.com.

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