Macomb’s mayor and the head of the Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDCO) traveled halfway around the world to say “Thank you.” The gratitude was expressed in Japan to top executives at NTN Bower, which has operated a plant in Macomb since 1985 and this year announced a major expansion of the plant.
Mayor Mike Inman felt the city should respectfully thank corporate leaders in a face-to-face meeting.
“The Japanese culture puts a great deal of weight in those types of relationship protocols, shall we say,” Inman said.
A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from April 2012.
During the month, NTN Bower announced a major expansion project in Macomb, Southeastern Community College's president announced her retirement, and Spoon River College announced the name of its next president.
Fort Madison city council members chose one of their own to serve as the city's next mayor, and Burlington's new city manager started work.