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Ohio Drives the Future of the Automotive Industry

R&D, skilled talent, market access, and a comprehensive supply chain make Ohio a United States automotive leader. In Ohio, automotive companies are pursuing improvements that make cars and components lighter, stronger, and better for the environment. Simultaneously, Ohio’s automotive industry is collaborating on ways to take smart mobility technology from ideation to deployment.

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Chris K.
Lordstown Motors Corp., December 8th 2020
Top North American Producer

If you’re looking to build or expand your automotive company, Ohio is a great option for your business.

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Why Expand or Relocate to Ohio?

  • Access the full automotive supply chain with representation in all areas of development to design, create, and commercialize advancements.
  • Hire from a pool of experienced and well-trained workers, including automotive manufacturing talent skilled in producing a variety of vehicles and components. Ohio has the nation’s #2 largest workforce in motor vehicle manufacturing (OEM assembly) and motor vehicle parts manufacturing (auto parts suppliers).
  • Reach customers, suppliers, and research partners faster, as Ohio is centrally located to more than 70% of current North American auto assembly plants, thereby reducing travel time and transportation costs.
  • Test and research at Ohio-based organizations including the Transportation Research Center (TRC), which is North America’s most advanced, independent mobility testing and research complex, providing the world’s leading transportation innovators with a full range of engineering and research expertise and a comprehensive array of transportation testing and evaluation facilities.

Taking the Next Step in Autonomous Mobility

Ohio is actively investing in a living lab for integrated autonomous systems on the road and in the air. Learn more about what Ohio is doing to drive urban air mobility and a fully integrated autonomous transportation ecosystem forward.

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Ohio's Battery Supply Chain Opportunity

Ohio’s vast history in the automotive industry and automotive supply chain as well as its overall proximity to resources, manufacturers, and end markets are two key factors making the state an ideal location for lithium battery manufacturers. The state’s commitment to innovation makes it a natural fit for the emerging electric vehicle supply chain and electric vehicle manufacturing opportunities. Ohio’s commitment to clean manufacturing with renewable energy and solar energy also makes it a prime choice for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturing.


Ohio is the Future of Electric Vehicles

With a proven dedicated workforce and a keen eye for innovation, Ohio is in a prime position to be a leader in building the electric vehicles of the future.


That legacy makes Ohio the ideal location to build lithium batteries and establish long-term production.

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