News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Knight Foundation

SummaCare


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


British recruiter Alexander Mann cites friendly Cleveland, tax breaks for for move to Cleveland and not North Carolina
International executive recruiter could employee 300 people here
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
Alexander Mann CEO Roseleen Blair talks about why she was attracted to Cleveland for the British company's U.S. operations headquarter.
Courtesy of Kevin Niedermier
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Good tax incentives, strong partnerships with colleges and universities, and friendly, enthusiastic people. Those are the factors that helped Cleveland snag a British executive recruitment company away from Raleigh, North Carolina.                      

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:22)


Earlier this year, international recruitment firm Alexander Mann was ready to name Raleigh as its’ first U.S.-based operation center.  But company CEO Roseleen Blair says she was bowled over by persistent overtures from Ohio and Cleveland officials to reconsider, and she did. The company has opened its U.S. operation in downtown Cleveland with about 25 employees, and that could grow to 300. Blair was in Cleveland to talk about why she picked the city.

“Everyone has been incredibly genuine, incredibly authentic and taken us to their hearts. It’s honestly something to be seen, an would encourage anyone to come to Cleveland to have a look. And it’s distinctive, a lot of work has gone into creating some very competitive tax rates to encourage companies to come to Cleveland. And also the relationships that have been built with the colleges have created a very distinctive proposition.”           

Blair says the college relationships will help Alexander Mann find the employees it needs. She credits Governor John Kasich for his tenacious pursuit of the company. and, an 8 year, 65 percent state tax credit. The company has 1800 employees world-wide, and a long list of clients that includes Rolls Royce, Nike and Microsoft.                                                               
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio's new drilling rules rely on known earthquake faults
requiring drillers to place seismic monitors when they drill within 3 miles of known fault lines. This comment really upsets me!! What good does an instrument t...

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Cab drivers who refuse to drive Gay Games taxis will be replaced
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

McKinley museum launches campaign to buy 'pawned' heirloom
Was the tiara sold or pawned? What is the name of the person who brought the tiara to the Gold

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University