Smart Mobility

Ohio is Driving the Future of Smart Mobility

Advancing smart mobility technology in a living lab ensures getting to market faster and easier.

There’s really no better place than Ohio when it comes to smart mobility. With an unmatched combination of partnerships between companies, government and public-private institutions, tech and auto companies alike can find the resources they need to design, test and deploy the smart mobility technology and components. By creating an environment to support changing how we move, from developing batteries for electric vehicles to connected infrastructures, Ohio is the perfect place to drive the future of smart mobility.

In Ohio, you can:

  • Partner with organizations including Smart Columbus and The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) to make your mobility and tech concepts a reality. Collaboration with these smart mobility resources enables testing and insights for modifications to design in Ohio’s living lab.
  • See what your smart mobility products can do. From the Transportation Research Center, the nation’s largest independent proving ground, to Connected Marysville becoming the first city in the world to have a fully connected community, Ohio is home to test grounds for all conditions.
  • Take your products and services to market. We have automakers, suppliers, R&D capabilities and the talent to launch and commercialize smart mobility initiatives. JobsOhio is the go-to resource for companies to find the ideal location to bring your smart mobility technologies to market.

We invite you to come along for the ride as we build a safer, more reliable transportation system in Ohio.

Smart Mobility Across Ohio

Ohio’s smart mobility partners and assets stretch across the state. No matter what stage you are in, you can find the resources you need in Ohio.


Human Factors
Flight Controls
Law & Policy


Ground-Based Detect & Avoid
Test Ranges & Evaluation Areas
Ground & Air System Integration


Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Acquisition & Procurement
Training & Education

Where Do You Specialize?

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On The Ground

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In The Air


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Investment Support


JobsOhio offers a variety of performance-based incentives to aid companies that are starting, relocating or expanding operations in the state. This funding can support workforce development, research and development, revitalization and other elements to help you grow your business in Ohio.

Research & Development Center Grant

JobsOhio is committed to supporting pioneers in the state and driving industry-changing innovation. That’s why we created the JobsOhio Research & Development (R&D) Center Grant which includes up to $100 million of overall funding assistance to help facilitate the creation of new R&D centers across Ohio. This grant can help you establish new R&D for your initiatives.

Sites and Buildings Initiatives

JobsOhio offers multiple initiatives related to site and building development. From readily available sites to help with site upgrades, find the support you need to choose a location, customize the facility and begin operations.


Jonathan Bridges
Jonathan Bridges
Managing Director
Automotive, Steel and White Goods
Ohio Demonstrates Leadership in the Future of Autonomous Mobility

Ohio Demonstrates Leadership in the Future of Autonomous Mobility

Ohio’s partnerships and infrastructure set the state up to be at the forefront in the pursuit of smart mobility and advanced air mobility.
December 16, 2020

Advanced mobility on the ground and in the air will play large roles in the future of transportation of people and goods. Ohio’s infrastructure, partnerships, and federal support make the state a leader in the testing and deployment of smart and advanced air mobility.

Honda Partners with Marysville to Test Smart Intersection Technology

Honda Partners with Marysville to Test Smart Intersection Technology

Public-Private Partnerships in Ohio Benefit Companies Involved with Autonomous/Connected Vehicle Technologies
Jonathon Bridges, director of automotive, JobsOhio
December 3, 2018

Honda partnered with the city of Marysville in a pilot project testing its new “smart intersection” technology. The collaboration between Honda and Marysville is just one of several examples showing the value of public-private partnerships, something very much encouraged in Ohio.



Pillar Technology prides itself on rapid innovation of the most complex technologies. The tech solutions company is rapidly evolving in its home state and nothing is slowing it down. The company’s latest venture is focused on today’s “space race” and smart mobility. Ohio is playing an important role in supporting Pillar’s momentum.