But there's been good news since then: The company has created 318 jobs, nearly one hundred more than the original forecast, said Solon Mayor Susan Drucker.
"They have already demonstrated a spirit of civic involvement that will make them valued members of our corporate community," Drucker said at a recent council meeting.
The company moved from Highland Hills and leased a building on Fountain Parkway which used to house Agilysis before that company moved. The city council approved a Job Creation Grant with MRI, in which grants will be paid best on the company's performance on job creation and other benchmarks.
According to the agreement, the company planned to bring 230 jobs with it when it opened for business in Solon in May 2012. MRI was expected to reach 295 jobs by 2016, the agreement states.
Gov. John Kasich recently visited the facility to praise the company and tout his administration's economic development efforts.
And in a news release, Ohio Rep. Marlene Anielski praised the move as another win for Ohio's economic development.
“Creating and maintaining new jobs in the area is crucial to advancing the economy and getting Ohio to be seen, once again, as a state that attracts business,” Anielski said.
MRI Software is a provider of software for real estate and investment management to clients around the world. The business is located on five continents and in 41 countries, according to the company website.