Sunday, Mar 18, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio


Toledo mayor addresses business leaders in 2-hour discussion, networking meeting


"We can turn this into anything we want it to be," said Mayor Mike Bell of the Toledo's future.

The Blade/ Andy Morrison
Enlarge | Buy This Image

Mayor Mike Bell told about 200 business leaders today that Toledo's future can be as bright as they want to make it.

"We can turn this into anything we want it to be," the mayor said while giving an update of the city's progress during a two-hour discussion and networking meeting of Mr. Bell's "Future of Toledo" Initiative that he formed in 2010 with the goal of moving the city forward.

The mayor said he has been pleased that there is a positive spirit engulfing the city -- and that it is mainly coming from Toledo's younger people.

"It is amazing the energy that young people have," Mr. Bell told the crowd at the Valentine Theater downtown. "They are so positive about what Toledo can be."

Young people, he said, are resettling the downtown area, starting new businesses or creating new opportunities, and generally finding innovative ways to solve old problems.

Mr. Bell said Toledo needs to get more aggressive with promoting its brand and telling outsiders what the city offers because that a lack of awareness about Toledo continues to be one of the city's biggest problems.

"Most people don't know what Toledo's about. But when they get here, they get excited," he said.


Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…