Dap here are my thoughts on your points...
1. Become a major logistics center. This area should be warehouse central as we are the crossroads of America..I-75/I 80/90. The port and the major RR lines are icing on the cake.
A lot of people love to claim to be "Crossroads of America" and at some point the value wears off. One of the issues with Toledo is that it doesn't have its major transportation assets concentrated efficiently. The airport is west, the seaport is north, and the main rail yards are southeast. One option of course would be to consolidate in the I-280 area. Bulk up the rail capacity and warehousing in that area. Provide uninhibited rail links to the Port. Then repurpose Metcalf/Executive Airport as the primary facility for air service.
2. Education. UT is a gem. The community should bend over backwards to make UT our main draw. Revitalize the streets/medians around UT. Make them pedestrian friendly (like the city did farther down on Dorr Street). Make sure all streets around UT are prioritized when it comes to paving.
UT needs a lot of help. Not saying they have much of a chance to go after getting into the AAU, but it should be a goal to get there as much as possible. That's going to require a lot of investment and tough decisions. This also means that they really need to work to attract research facilities and developments to campus. Universities are usually really good at helping with attracting a much more urban, high density and higher income crowd near them. UT has a lot of work to do though.
3. Work to make UTMC a destination medical facility like the Cleveland Clinic. Make pursuing research dollars a priority. This in turn will lure spin off industries and human capital to the area.
Research of course is what I hit on the last time, so that should be a focus. However I think there is a disadvantage there with the campus spread so far apart...but it shouldn't be a complete roadblock. Aggressive pursuit of biomedical research would go a long way to bringing more money to that area.
4. Continue to market the area (with its location and cheap real estate prices) overseas.
Foreign and domestic investment should always be pursued. Locals that talk down to seeking international investments are simply brain dead idiots and are part of the root issue infesting Toledo. However, it has to be done in a smart way but it takes time to really get development going. The biggest issue is Toledo needs to figure out what it wants to be. Does it still want to focus on manufacturing? Then it needs to start providing a lower cost option for businesses wanting to build there. That comes down to local taxes. Look at where the business growth is taking place. Ohio is what...5.925% right now then Toledo is 2.25% if I remember correctly. I know businesses are levied a bit differently, but regardless...an over 8% in state/local income taxes is horrible. It needs to be no higher than 5.5% to really be competitive. Sales and property taxes also need to be cut significantly.
5. Have a city office (Director of Tourism?) which would MARKET city as a convention city, fishing tournament city (walleye cup), etc.
Convention business is way down for the space Toledo has available. Toledo also doesn't have the hotel space to warrant building a large convention center to attract larger events. I do think Toledo should would on the tourism aspect a bit more, considering its great resource when it comes to the lake and river. Proximity to Cedar Point, the Islands, and the inner city attractions themselves (Zoo, Museum, Hens, etc) are great as well. I recently brought several friends (from across the country) up there for a few days and they really enjoyed their trip. They loved the Zoo and Museum. They want to come back next year.
Now does this warrant hiring a director of tourism? No. That's is for the chamber and visitors bureau to handle. Now if they are ineffective, then they need to be eliminated or replaced.
There are steps that can be done to help get Toledo turned around. It is going to require the population to rise up and actually take responsibility. Since they are unable to break through the strangleholds by the dueling democrats and the union special interests, it will require local initiatives and referendums to bypass the normal chains - grassroots efforts in other words. The problem is getting locals to stand up and take responsibility for their community instead of being passive and taking the abuse like weak individuals. I have faith they are better than that, but they need to start acting.