In order to continue offering best-in-class service to companies, JobsOhio dedicated a portion of 2018 looking inward at its performance since 2013, highlighting where its model is working while looking for opportunities to chart further progress over the next five years. As part of this analysis, JobsOhio hired McKinsey & Company to conduct an independent performance assessment (IPA) of its performance and operating model, which was published in June 2018. The IPA posed strategic questions that JobsOhio should address, specifically:
Using these questions as a prompt, the JobsOhio strategy team and JobsOhio Network – with significant stakeholder input – identified new five-year aspirations for the Ohio economy and how JobsOhio – as the lead economic development organization for the state – can enable them across our targeted industries.
By supporting these five aspirations, JobsOhio further demonstrates the ways it differentiates itself from the competition. By employing sound strategies and taking smart, calculated risks, JobsOhio and its economic development partners across the state will continue to drive job creation and capital investment in Ohio. One of JobsOhio’s values is to “Make a Difference,” and when it makes a difference, customers thrive and Ohio strengthens.