Blog

Insight from the experts.

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 Advantages of Ohio Valley Shale are Growing

The Marcellus and Utica shale formations are among the richest reserves of natural gas and natural gas liquids in the world, creating jobs, opportunity and attracting investments with global impacts.
Wally Kandel – Founding Director, Shale Crescent USA
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Growing documentation demonstrates that revolutionary technology has unlocked the Marcellus and Utica shales, driving billions in investment and the beginnings of a new petrochemical hub.

Venture Capital Firms Invested in Ohio at Record Levels in 2018

Venture Capital Firms Invested in Ohio at Record Levels in 2018

Ohio leads the Midwest in attracting growth capital
Matt Waldo, senior manager of research and analysis
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Since the early 2000s, a significant shift has occurred in pulling VC funding away from the West Coast. Where is the funding going? It’s heading to the Midwest, and Ohio is leading the way. Ohio is earning national attention for its thriving and continuously growing startup environment.

JobsOhio’s Five-Year Aspirations (2019-2023)

Independent performance assessment guides JobsOhio strategy
Andrew Deye, managing director, JobsOhio
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JobsOhio leverages the findings of the McKinsey & Company independent performance assessment to set goals. By employing sound strategies and taking smart, calculated risks, JobsOhio and its economic development partners across the state are striving to better serve companies and Ohio.

Building the Future Economy of Ohio and Evolving Along the Way

Building the Future Economy of Ohio and Evolving Along the Way

Every project is a potential win or learning opportunity, and Ohio had both in 2018
Dana Saucier, vice president & head of economic development, JobsOhio
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Each year, JobsOhio takes the time to reflect on its current performance in order to build future capability. In 2018, JobsOhio had its best year yet for performance. JobsOhio had many wins and opportunities made for Ohio. Yet it also had some losses and learned from them.

Ohio’s Diversifying Economy

Ohio’s Diversifying Economy

A focus on multiple industries is good for Ohio’s economy
Andrew Deye, managing director, JobsOhio
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During the creation of JobsOhio, a business-minded approach was taken to prioritize how the organization would work for the benefit of the state. By focusing on multiple industries, JobsOhio’s efforts have helped to strengthen Ohio’s economy and make it more resilient.

 

IIoT is Transforming the Future of Manufacturing

IIoT is Transforming the Future of Manufacturing

Cutting-edge companies in Ohio leverage innovation in IIoT
Glenn Richardson, managing director of advanced manufacturing, JobsOhio
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Industrial IoT (IIoT) is positioned to profoundly impact advanced manufacturing. Automation presents one of the largest opportunities for growth for manufacturers of all sizes, and Ohio companies are leveraging IIoT to change the way things are made and delivered.