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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 Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Spins Off Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Companies

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Spins Off Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Companies

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has the resources and teams to take discoveries from bench to bedside
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the best pediatric hospitals in the U.S. Its research institute has also made it synonymous with leadership in gene therapy. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has become an epicenter of new discoveries and startups that make a real difference for patients.

The Top Three Factors Disrupting the Food Industry

The Top Three Factors Disrupting the Food Industry

These three trends are causing significant shifts in the Ohio and U.S. food industries
Joe Needham, Director, JobsOhio
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Three trends are impacting disruptions in the food industry. Consolidations, technology and a lean toward healthier foods are among the factors that food companies should be paying attention to today to set goals and expectations for operations moving forward.

From Farm to Consumer: Breaking Down Ohio’s Food Value Chain

From Farm to Consumer: Breaking Down Ohio’s Food Value Chain

An overview of Ohio’s food assets using numbers, charts and graphics
Joe Needham, Director, JobsOhio
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One of the reasons that Ohio is a predominant state for food and agribusiness is that there is productive farmland, abundant fresh water and a complete value chain – grain, livestock, processing, manufacturing, packaging, and distribution. Take an in-depth look at Ohio’s end-to-end food industry through graphics, numbers and facts.

Turning Disruption into Opportunity Within Ohio’s Food Industry

Turning Disruption into Opportunity Within Ohio’s Food Industry

Disruptions in the food industry present the chance to seize opportunities in Ohio
Joe Needham, Director, JobsOhio
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Ohio’s end-to-end supply chain from farm to consumer is an advantage of operating within the state. Trends in the evolving food and agribusiness industry worldwide are creating gaps of potential. Now is the time for companies to seize these opportunities and for Ohio’s economic development network to support them.

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.