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Parma Mayor Dean DePiero signs Cuyahoga County's anti-poaching agreement

Tonya Sams, Thursday, September 29, 2011

Parma Mayor Dean DePiero signed the voluntary anti-poaching agreement (pdf) Thursday, a move that he said would help keep Cuyahoga County viable and business friendly.

"I think that it's important as a mayor in this region to think more regionally in a lot of ways, but especially in economic development," DiPiero said. "That does not mean stealing a business from another community. That's not development."

In the plan devised by Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, cities would agree to get in contact with a company's current city to make them aware of the company's desire to move. The exception to this rule is if the company wants the move to remain confidential.
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