Ohio Pillars

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.