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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.

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.

The Shale Crescent’s Time Has Come

The Shale Crescent’s Time Has Come

Midwest shale formations are rewriting the time-honored economics in the petrochemical industry.
Wally Kandel, board member, Shale Crescent USA, senior vice president and site manager, Solvay Specialty Polymers USA
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The oil and gas finds in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations located underneath Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have forever changed the outlook for petrochemical investment in the United States. Going forward, companies would do well to give this region, Shale Crescent USA, a close look before determining where in the United States to commit capital.

Ohio’s Innovation Spaces Power Next-Gen Technology Solutions

Ohio’s Innovation Spaces Power Next-Gen Technology Solutions

Businesses and academic institutions embrace new ecosystems of advancement
Ted Griffith, managing director of technology, JobsOhio
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In Ohio, our workforce, businesses, academic institutions, and medical and health systems are on the cutting edge of a digital shift. Creating unique labs and innovation hubs allows them to be nimble and agile to develop solutions that meet the need for business profitability and create delightful customer experiences.

Honda Partners with Marysville to Test Smart Intersection Technology

Honda Partners with Marysville to Test Smart Intersection Technology

Public-Private Partnerships in Ohio Benefit Companies Involved with Autonomous/Connected Vehicle Technologies
Jonathon Bridges, director of automotive, JobsOhio
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Honda partnered with the city of Marysville in a pilot project testing its new “smart intersection” technology. The collaboration between Honda and Marysville is just one of several examples showing the value of public-private partnerships, something very much encouraged in Ohio.