DOING BUSINESS IN OHIO

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Doing business in Ohio

Ohio’s strong business climate, low cost of operations, and vibrant communities combined with the strong work ethic of our people make this a premier destination for companies to grow. Collaboration at the state and local level is critical to ensuring businesses invest with confidence.

— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
Doing business in Ohio
Downtown Columbus, Ohio (Photo: Adobe Stock/f11photo)

  TARGETED GROWTH SECTORS

Advanced Manufacturing: A manufacturing powerhouse, Ohio has a renowned innovation network, global companies, and strong industry and academic organizations. Ohio has the third-largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S. to support business growth.


Automotive: Talent, market access, innovation, and a comprehensive supply chain make Ohio an automotive leader. Companies are pursuing improvements that make car components lighter, stronger, and better for the environment.


Technology: Tech is one of Ohio’s fastest growing industries. Home to companies like Facebook and Amazon Web Services, and leading work in AI, cybersecurity, and semiconductors, global tech leaders see the benefits of doing business in Ohio.

  TOP PROJECTS

COMPANY
LOCATION
INVESTMENT
Amazon Web Services
Central Ohio
$7.8 billion
Honda + LG Energy Solution
Fayette County
$3.5 billion
Abbot Labs
Bowling Green
$536 million
Joby Aviation Inc.
Miami Valley
Up to $500 million
Medpace
Cincinnati
$150 million

FEATURED LOCATIONSJobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private, non-profit corporation that is designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in the state of Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts.

  FAST FACTS

Population (July 2022 est.): 11,756,058¹
Largest Cities (2020): Columbus (609,860); Cleveland (372,032); Cincinnati (310,113); Toledo (270,041); Akron (190,164)¹
Real GDP (2022): $639 billion²

¹U.S. Census Bureau
²Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

  WORKFORCE PROGRAMS

JobsOhio’s Talent Acquisition Services incentive helps companies with their overall talent strategy, including attraction, engagement, selection, sourcing, and training of candidates.

The JobsOhio Grant is a customizable solution for eligible projects designed to deliver the greatest flexibility for business expansion and job creation.

  TOP BUSINESS FACILITIES RANKINGS

#3 Automotive
2023 State Rankings
Top 5 Medtech/Medical Devices
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Aerospace/Defense
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Manufacturing Jobs (% of workforce)
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Semiconductors
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 EV Industry Investment
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Healthcare Jobs
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 FDI (Capital Investment)
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Most Affordable (Small; Under 50K Pop.): Youngstown
2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Logistics Leaders: Columbus
2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities

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