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JobsOhio’s managing directors and other senior level team members are experts in business and industry with decades of experience at some of the world’s leading companies. Our executives regularly publish blogs that provide valuable insight, expert commentary and general information about topics relevant to Ohio economic development. Their thought leadership helps business leaders – both those in Ohio and those thinking about coming to Ohio – learn about and understand the benefits of doing business in Ohio.

The Shale Crescent’s Time Has Come

The Shale Crescent’s Time Has Come

Midwest shale formations are rewriting the time-honored economics in the petrochemical industry.
Wally Kandel, board member, Shale Crescent USA, senior vice president and site manager, Solvay Specialty Polymers USA
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The oil and gas finds in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations located underneath Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have forever changed the outlook for petrochemical investment in the United States. Going forward, companies would do well to give this region, Shale Crescent USA, a close look before determining where in the United States to commit capital.

Ohio’s Innovation Spaces Power Next-Gen Technology Solutions

Ohio’s Innovation Spaces Power Next-Gen Technology Solutions

Businesses and academic institutions embrace new ecosystems of advancement
Ted Griffith, managing director of technology, JobsOhio
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In Ohio, our workforce, businesses, academic institutions, and medical and health systems are on the cutting edge of a digital shift. Creating unique labs and innovation hubs allows them to be nimble and agile to develop solutions that meet the need for business profitability and create delightful customer experiences.

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
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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.

A Taste of Leadership: Why Food and Flavoring Companies Can’t Resist Ohio

A Taste of Leadership: Why Food and Flavoring Companies Can’t Resist Ohio

Ohio’s concentration of food companies, R&D resources and markets have been giving companies a competitive edge for generations.
Andrea Enders, manager of business development and project management, REDI Cincinnati
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Companies that want to make their food products more desirable than other brands need to be looking to Ohio. Ohio’s booming food and agribusiness industry consists of an end-to-end food value chain and a multifaceted infrastructure for quick and affordable access to consumers and suppliers. As consumer trends and preferences continue to evolve, companies can collaborate, innovate and produce many of the world’s most widely available food and beverage products – all from Ohio!

Proximity to Aerospace Cluster Drives Dedienne to Choose Ohio

Proximity to Aerospace Cluster Drives Dedienne to Choose Ohio

Ohio’s strong aerospace industry sparks international interest
Tim Sweeney, director, JobsOhio
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Dedienne Aerospace is an international company that sought to be closer to its aerospace customers in the Midwest. When the company began evaluating locations for its second U.S. facility, Ohio’s economic development team quickly engaged the company. After learning about Ohio’s robust aerospace and aviation industry, Dedienne confidently made its decision.

Insurance Industry Showing Strong Innovation in Ohio

Insurance Industry Showing Strong Innovation in Ohio

Insurtech companies in Ohio benefit from talent, collaboration and cost advantages
Terry Gore, Director of Financial Services
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The insurance industry is undergoing a major transformation, and Ohio is leading the revolution. Emerging technologies, such as big data, wearable devices and artificial intelligence, are changing consumer expectations and preferences and forcing the insurance industry to change with them.