Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on HomeGoods Announcement

Lordstown – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) released the following statement in response to HomeGoods decision to not build their distribution center in Lordstown, Ohio.

“I am very disappointed that TJX HomeGoods, a Fortune 500 company, has felt it necessary to drop their plans to locate in Lordstown.  Throughout many conversations I have had with Village of Lordstown officials and HomeGoods’ leadership, I have strongly supported this project since the very beginning.  I have also said publicly that these opportunities don’t come along very often and we need to do all we can to land this investment. Upon learning of this news, I immediately informed HomeGoods’s leadership that I want to work with them to find suitable alternative sites in our area for the thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of payroll that HomeGoods would bring to our region.  We cannot let this opportunity slip away.  I will do everything in my power to help HomeGoods find a home here in the Mahoning Valley. 

“I also want to thank Mayor Hill and his team for his determination to help make this project a reality.  While things didn’t work out, it was not from a lack of effort on his part.  I look forward to continuing to work with him and the Village of Lordstown on other potential economic development opportunities that they may have.”