4 County Group (4CG) Initiative
Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties partnered together as the 4CG initiative. 4CG stands for 4 County Group 4 Collaborative Growth. The group began working together in 2013 to collectively address the region’s workforce challenges. The 4CG originally focused its efforts on National Manufacturing Month with manufacturing bus tours for educators and career showcases. In 2020, the 4CG put out with a comprehensive workforce analysis, with wage and benefit information and strategic priorities. This analysis originally came out of the Rapid Response Plan to address the potential closure of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant. The 4CG also participated in the promotion of JobsOhio/Regional Growth Partnership’s OH•Zone Virtual Career Fair that was held on November 5, 2020. The goal of the virtual career fair was to help Ohioans, especially those who have been impacted by COVID-19, find employment while helping regional employers build a qualified and motivated workforce. Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca Counties hosted another OH•Zone Virtual Career Fair on April 13, 2021. The focus was on high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as the public. The 4CG meets on a quarterly basis to discuss new ideas to help grow our local workforce.