Monday, May 23, 2011

St. Rep. Baker Releases Statement Regarding American Greetings' Relocation to Westlake

COLUMBUS—In response to the news that American Greetings will be moving its corporate headquarters to Westlake, State Representative Nan Baker released the following statement:
“I am excited and pleased that one of Ohio’s key employers, American Greetings, will soon be bringing 2,000 jobs to the 16th District. I know firsthand that Westlake has consistently strived to promote a competitive, business-friendly economic climate to encourage local job creation. Not only have we succeeded in retaining American Greetings within Ohio through the passage of House Bill 58, but American Greetings will also be better positioned for future growth and investment through this relocation.
“As chairwoman of the House Small Business and Economic Development Committee and a longtime resident of Westlake, this opportunity to foster economic development in Cuyahoga County is especially important to me. As I continue to say, ‘It’s All About Jobs!’”