Pounds: A major moveWritten by Tom Pounds | President / Publisher | email@example.com
It will take years, but the news that ProMedica will move its administrative offices Downtown and make a historic investment in the heart of Toledo is exciting and greatly encouraging.
“ProMedica is planning to move its administrative employees Downtown and has options to purchase the Steam Plant and KeyBank building to house them. The move could mean as many as 700 employees would be transferred Downtown,” reported Toledo Free Press News Editor Bailey G. Dick on Feb. 4.
“In conjunction with the move, ProMedica is looking into options for building a parking structure, possibly on the site of Promenade Park.”
“While there has been some positive economic development Downtown, this will bring hundreds of people Downtown and will help spur additional economic development growth,” said Mayor D. Michael Collins. “History will show that ProMedica’s decision to relocate 700 employees to the Downtown area will be the first step in the restoration of Downtown to its former glory.
“At the advent of Toledo in its heyday, the banking industry was really the fortress that created Downtown Toledo. With this announcement from ProMedica, I feel we can possibly reinvent the future of Toledo with the health care industry. ProMedica should be congratulated for its commitment to the future of our community.”
It cannot be stated any better. For the dozens of businesses like ours that have also chosen Downtown, this news is vindication and offers great hope for leaps and bounds of growth for the city.
Thomas F. Pounds is president and publisher of Toledo Free Press. He is a member of the ProMedica board of trustees. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.