Excited employees and anxious city leaders aren't the only ones keeping a close eye on the progress of construction of the new Goodyear headquarters complex. Summit County Council members say it's important for the county as well.
Council President Jerry Feeman says he's heard anything from 2,000 to 4,000 jobs.
Other than job retention, Feeman says he's excited about the projected redevelopment in the area surrounding the new campus.
"Stu Lichter (developer) is going to aggressively go after tenants and jobs," said Feeman. "Obviously, once that comes into play, you're going to have restaurants and other things that people enjoy to go down there."
Feeman compares it to what happened when GoJo took over the former B.F. Goodrich headquarters.
"They eliminated some of the buildings down at B.F. Goodrich that they couldn't use and enhanced some of the buildings that they could use," said Feeman.
The headquarters project is expected to be complete in the first half of 2013.