Communities of Distinction explores the ways in which cities, towns, counties, and regions are driving economic growth. Hosted by Terry Bradshaw, the television show travels throughout the U.S. and Canada to bring viewers firsthand insights from community leaders, business owners, and area residents of some of the most interesting and inspiring places.
Situated in the industrial heart of northeastern Ohio, the Village of Lordstown is just one hour away from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Akron-Canton. It's one of five villages and seven cities located in Ohio's Trumbull County. While its history is traced back to the Revolutionary War, it wasn’t until 1975 that Lordstown became officially incorporated.
Today, this growing Village of approximately 36-hundred offers the perfect mix of small community charm and big business. The Village spans 25 square miles and features several small and large family-run farms, as well as a diverse range of companies. General Motors began its Lordstown operations in 1966 and is now the region's largest industrial employer, with approximately 4,500 employees. Lordstown is also home to Anderson-Dubose, a distributor for over 560 McDonald's and Chipotle restaurants. Other industrial companies in Lordstown include Taylor Coil Processing, The Andersons Incorporated, Con Way Transport, Ohio Commerce Center, American Way Manufacturing, Carts of America, and PPG. Companies enjoy Lordstown's centralized location, low taxes and incentive programs, infrastructure improvements, and available land.
Lordstown students benefit from excellent rated schools, with opportunities for higher education nearby. Residents enjoy the Village's low cost of living, quiet and safe neighborhoods, two parks, and fun-filled annual events. For more information about the Village of Lordstown, please visit www.lordstown.com.
The Communities of Distinction TV segment aims to explore the business, lifestyle and quality of life opportunities Lordstown has to offer. Communities of Distinction airs nationally and regionally on many popular television networks. For more information, please visit www.watchcod.com.