The Northwest Ohio FAM Tour is an annual event hosted by the Regional Growth Partnership, the lead economic development organization representing 17 counties in Northwest Ohio. This event has grown in numbers every year and gained national notoriety in the eyes of many site consultants. And now FAM Tour 2019 is in the books for three informative, educational … and FUN days this summer which are June 12-14, 2019! Our goal in bringing site consultants to Northwest Ohio is to … well, that’s probably pretty obvious. You know what we’re trying to do. We want to showcase our regional assets. And we think we have lots to show!

We want to best utilize your time by providing you the critical information you deem important and present it to you by the people you want to hear from – the corporations currently doing business in Northwest Ohio. We won’t waste your time by bringing in politicians and government bureaucrats. By attending the Northwest Ohio FAM Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from such companies as:

Come to our FAM Tour and you won’t be disappointed. We’ve crafted the secret formula that makes our FAM Tour the BEST! Believe us, this will be worth your time. Better yet, don’t just believe us … check out the testimonial videos on this site from your peers … a handful of site consultants who have experienced the Mother of All FAM Tours! Hear what they have to say about their journey to the Toledo region. Oh, and as briefly mentioned above … you will have fun, and lots of it!

Northwest Ohio has developed a diverse industry base which capitalizes on our regional competitive assets spanning the traditional sectors such as workforce, geographic location, education, transportation & quality of life. Our business development efforts are focused on five primary industry sectors driving our region’s growth:

Northwest Ohio provides competitive advantages to businesses allowing them to achieve next-level success:


But don’t take our word for it – come out and hear from the business leaders across Northwest Ohio talk about the driving reason for their success.

The Regional Growth Partnership is a private, proactive economic development group focused on meeting the site selection needs of corporate clients in a confidential, innovative, time-sensitive manner.

Being private means politics has no place in our business model. At the RGP we do what’s best for the client. That means site searches are done to meet companies/consultants’ bottom line needs – not the needs of bureaucrats or politicians.

We offer a full range of traditional business development services, working in conjunction with our partners at the regional and state levels, to most effectively manage the site selection process. Our broad experience in economic development is a valuable resource in helping clients assess market potential and infrastructure requirements, identify potential funding sources and evaluate utilities and tax advantages for specific development projects.

"Best damn fam tour, PERIOD!"

Since starting our annual event, we’ve brought in 45 consultants, a handful of them having been here several times. Hear it straight from their mouths why this is called “The Best Damn FAM Tour, Period!"



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

3:00 PM

Hotel check-in

6:00 PM

Hospitality Reception

8:00 PM

Boat ride down Maumee River

Thursday, June 13, 2019

7:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM

Private sector business presentations

11:30 AM

Lunch at Fifth Third Field


University & College Presidents' Discussion

1:30 PM

Site & Asset Tours

4:00 PM

Catawba Island Club

5:30 PM

Boat transportation to Rattlesnake Island

6:00 PM

Check in to rooms, relax, network

7:00 PM

Boat transportation to Put-in-Bay Island

7:30 PM

Dinner at Crew's Nest

9:00 PM

Island recreation

Friday, June 14, 2019

9:00 AM

Networking breakfast

11:30 AM

Travel back to mainland

Register Fam tour '19

If you’re interested in learning about our region’s assets and how we can help your client companies succeed, Call 419-704-0344 or register below. Hurry, space is limited!