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VAN WERT, Ohio — The farmland is flat. The houses are few. The property owners have agreed to sell.

All that’s missing is a manufacturer who wants to build a giant factory on 1,600 acres of farmland in northwest Ohio. As the town’s website says: “”

Van Wert’s speculative industrial site — complete with a rail line, gas lines, land-acquisition options and anything else a manufacturer would need — is just one $10 million slice of an extraordinary government experiment to revive this state’s declining economy.

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Author: Dennis Cauchon