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Companies abroad benefit from Ohio’s strengths

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Foreign Direct Investment Pays Off in Ohio

For over 40 years, companies around the world have chosen to call Ohio their home. These international companies are a welcomed and valued part of the state’s economy.


Ohio has attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) from companies in Europe, Asia and other regions worldwide. With the help of JobsOhio, the state’s private nonprofit economic development corporation, international companies can benefit from Ohio’s strengths as well as tailored services and incentives to support investment in the state.

  • Ohio ranks 4th in the U.S. in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects, according to Site Selection Magazine (2020).
  • JobsOhio and its partners have completed over 500 international corporate projects involving $10billion in capital investment and over 30,000 jobs.
  • JobsOhio and its partners provide service to companies from nearly50 countries, approximately 40% from Europe, 40% from Asia and the remaining 20% being related to Canada and other international markets.
Foreign Direct Investment Success in Ohio

Global success and innovation in Ohio

@JobsOhio: Taiwan delegation: JobsOhio and Governor DeWine with delegates from Taiwan
@SelectUSA: Forsee Power Announcement: Forsee Power announces investment in Ohio
@JPNauseef: Farnborough: JobsOhio at Farnborough International Airshow
@iAgua: Ohio Water Infrastructure: ICEX Spain features Ohio Water Infrastructure

Meet Our International Teams

Investing in Ohio

Meeting the needs of diverse international businesses

We selected this location because the region offered a site that was ready for our company to start up immediately, and we definitely saw a favorable business environment.
Alberto Buniato
President of the NAFTA Business Unit, Adler Pelzer Group (Germany)
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As Honda takes on new challenges to meet the future needs of our customers, we continue to build a next-generation workforce by investing in our associates, our operations and our communities to promote the growing, high-tech presence here in Ohio.
Frank Paluch
President, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
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After an accurate analysis, we chose Ohio and particularly the Cincinnati area because of the excellent location, the great industrial presence, and the high professionalism of JobsOhio and REDI Cincinnati, who helped us in the whole process.
Antonio Pagano
CEO, Modula USA

International Investment Support

Incentives Available
Economic Development grants, funds, credits, and more.
Ohio Business Sites
Multiple initiatives related to sites and buildings.

Contact a Team Member

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Charlie Rowell
Director, North American Business Development
(224) 249-0362
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Justin Kocher
Director, International Business Development
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Alina Harastasanu
Senior Manager, International Business Development
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