Sen. Brown urges American Greetings to say in Ohio

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BROOKLYN, Ohio - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is the latest political figure to jump on board in the effort to keep American Greetings in the state of Ohio.

Earlier this week the Ohio democrat sent a letter to American Greetings CEO Zev Weiss urging him to consider the loyal workers that have contributed to the success of the company.

American Greetings announced late last year that they are the in final considerations for a headquarters location, which may or may not mean a move out of Ohio.

The announcement that American Greetings was possibly looking at relocating came in January 2010. As of November, the company had narrowed its search down to seven sites in Ohio and Illinois.

The company employs approximately 2,000 at its Brooklyn headquarters and is a major source of income tax revenue for the city of Brooklyn.

Other politicians have met with American Greetings officials, including Brooklyn’s mayor, Richard Balbier, and newly elected Ohio Governor John Kasich, in an effort to get the company to stay in Ohio.

In the letter, Brown cited the strength and loyalty of the workforce at American Greetings and the support of the Brooklyn community.

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