Economic development and workforce development organizations in Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca Counties are partnering together under the 4CG initiative. 4CG represents the 4 County Group For Collaborative Growth. The group began working together six years ago to collectively address the region’s workforce challenges.

The Four County Group for Collaborative Growth

The 4CG (Four County Group For Collaborative Growth) a collaboration created by Economic Development and Workforce Development professionals in Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca Counties are combining efforts to provide local leaders with a strategy to address issues they are tracking in the workforce.

A $110,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services funded efforts to collect data through means of industry sector meetings, focus groups, online surveys, and interviews conducted by Poggemeyer Design Group.

As a result, pillars were created to increase business and job growth in the four counties.

Those pillars include:

  • Education and lifelong learning
  • Marketing and branding
  • Infrastructure and capital resources
  • Regional collaboration and continued partnership
  • Tourism
  • Business and industry activities
  • Quality of life
  • Legislative action

Key takeaways included developing, creating, and maintaining a multi-media marketing campaign to enable the area to sell itself, and creating a unique identity and sense of community for the group.

The 4CG is ready to implement action items with the first project focusing on a series of videos to promote the region with the goal of keeping youth here and getting young professionals to return.

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