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Director of Economic Development

Under the direction of the Mayor, Jim Gray, serves as the Director of Economic Development for the City of Wadsworth. His office is charged with promoting business and economic development interests within the community. 

Mr. Gray's office serves as the city’s liaison with various community and economic development organizations and works closely with the Mayor, City Council, a variety of public and private organizations, boards and commissions in developing and implementing economic development programs. These programs are designed to assist companies establish, relocate or expand their business in Wadsworth for the retention and attraction of new jobs and capital investment.

The economic development office also coordinates marketing and communications plans for the city and leads the city’s Key Accounts Program to focus on business retention and expansion.

Mr. Gray also serves as a city representative at civic, community, or outside agency events and functions and makes presentations to civic and other organizations.                                                                                                          (330) 335-2707


Medina County Economic Development Corporation

Kathy Breitenbucher joined the economic development team in March of 2016. Having been a small business owner as well as worked in a variety of business sectors, she brings to the table an understanding of the challenges businesses face every day. Kathy has a strong background in workforce and has helped our local companies find, train and retrain workers as well.