Carty's new economic director to create intermodal jobs

Ricci Gardner
Ricci Gardner

By Rob Wiercinski - bio | email

Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

TOLEDO (WTOL) - With only four months left in his administration, Mayor Finkbeiner hired a new economic development director -- Ricci Gardner.

The main task for Gardner will be the intermodal project. He's expected to make major improvements at airline junction rail yard. Intermodal development could create hundreds of jobs for the area by boosting capacity to ship goods by air, rail, land and water.

Gardner has experience in the rail industry having worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railways. He also has six years experience at Dana.

In addition to intermodal development, the Marina District project will also be a priority for Gardner.

Mayor Finkbeiner says he will continue to work to create jobs and improve our local economy through the very last day of his term.