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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


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Alexander Mann CEO Roseleen Blair talks about why she was attracted to Cleveland for the British company's U.S. operations headquarter.
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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.                      

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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.                                                               
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