Saturday, April 30, 2016
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Monday, 3/7/2011

Ohio to keep American Greetings headquarters and 2,000 jobs

Chicago move is eliminated


BROOKLYN, Ohio — American Greetings Corp. says it will remain in Ohio, keeping its 2,000 headquarters jobs in the state.

The company’s not saying where in Ohio it will be based, but it has eliminated a move to the Chicago area.

The nation’s largest publicly traded greeting card maker began looking for a new home last year when the Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn, Ohio, raised its income tax. Besides Brooklyn, other finalist cities were the Cleveland suburbs of Beachwood, Brecksville, Independence and Westlake — along with two unspecified locations in the Chicago area.

American Greetings is no longer considering the Chicago locations.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, was on hand Monday when the company announced its intentions to stay in Ohio. He has lobbied to keep the company in the state.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories