JobsOhio is a one-stop shop for companies during their search
Lee Crume, director of global business development, JobsOhio
A one-size-fits-all approach to investing in a new business location does not exist. However, there is a partner available to companies when they’re scouting locations. Ohio’s network of state, regional and local organizations work together to help companies find the best sites, solutions, connections and more as they make a strategic investment decision.
Companies from across the United States and the world choose to invest in Ohio because Ohio has the business climate, the people and the resources they need to grow. Ohio is culturally and economically vibrant, making it a great place to invest in and call home.
With a unique business model, JobsOhio operates unlike any other state economic development organization.
David Mustine, senior advisor, JobsOhio
JobsOhio has a unique business model. Unlike other state economic development organizations, JobsOhio is a nonprofit company that has a private funding stream and an independent board of directors. This structure is designed for continuity and long-term stability.
Guide showcases success stories of capital investments in Ohio
Andrew Deye, senior director, JobsOhio
In recent years, Ohio has climbed toward the top of national rankings for its business climate and desirable assets for companies. Conway Global and JobsOhio have partnered on an investment guide filled with case studies, success stories and facts about what is going on throughout the state and why Ohio is great for businesses.
Andrew Deye, senior director of strategy, sales and research, JobsOhio
Ohio’s business climate attracts companies worldwide. Japan, like many countries that have invested in Ohio, has witnessed the success of Japanese investments in the state. As a result, Japan places high value on the relationship it has with Ohio stakeholders. Keidanren, the Japan Business Federation, visited Ohio to build on an already strong relationship between the state and Japanese business leaders, citing that Ohio is their most important partnership.
SelectUSA presence brings international attention to Ohio
Andrew Deye, senior director, JobsOhio
Foreign companies are crucial to Ohio’s economy. Ohio has seen an impressive amount of growth in part because of their continuous investments in the state’s economy. In order to maintain a healthy relationship with foreign investors, Ohio will have a strong presence at the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit.
Doing what actually works, not what is assumed to work
Lee Crume, director, global business development, JobsOhio
Ohio’s tax climate is extremely favorable to businesses, especially smaller businesses and it is better to do what will have proven positive results rather than make assumptions. The success of businesses in Ohio is evidence that Ohio’s tax system is working.
Glenn Richardson, managing director for advanced manufacturing, JobsOhio
Ohio’s large workforce, favorable business climate, proximity to suppliers and integrated transportation infrastructure help explain why Ohio is attractive to European companies. Ohio is consistently ranked one of the top investment locations, especially for advanced manufacturing operations, plastics and rubber product manufacturers.
R&D center grant will expand the breadth and strength of R&D in Ohio
Andrew Deye, JobsOhio senior director of strategy
New R&D Center Grant Program offers $50 million of funding to help further innovation in JobsOhio’s nine targeted industries. This new grant will help companies make strategic investments in new R&D Centers that support existing and emerging sectors. The grant program is accessible to middle-market companies, designed for for-profit companies and non-profit institutes, and focused on the future commercialization of these facilities.