Apparently the economy is not responding the way we all hoped a year ago. Business growth has slowed along with employment. It seems consumers are driving any recovery at all right now. This has limited new real estate projects to build-to-suits and renovations, especially in Northeast Ohio.
So when we saw the latest news headline that the ice cream business is booming and new facilities are being built, we thought what a great way to bring the economy back and hopefully commercial real estate with it. Considering it is like the tundra in northern Ohio 6 months out of the year, we may question this cool strategy, but hey, after the last few years, we're ready to try anything.