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Success in an evolving financial services landscape requires surrounding yourself with industry knowledge, innovation and talent.

Ohio is the 6th largest financial services industry in the U.S. The state is No. 3 in top 50 bank headquarters and No. 4 in top 50 insurance headquarters by assets. In addition to Ohio’s financial services advantages, you can access nearly 75% of the U.S. and Canadian financial services industry within a two-hour flight.


In Ohio, you can:

  • Collaborate with world-leading financial and insurance leaders including Progressive Insurance, KeyBank, Huntington and Fifth Third Bank, and industry-disrupting scale-ups and fintech startups such as Klarna, Root Insurance and Alliance Data.
  • Get the same results as investments in costal financial services cities, but with lower rents, cheaper office space and operations, as well as affordable talent. In Ohio, every dollar goes further, resulting in more capital to invest in Research & Development (R&D) and company expansion.
  • Hire sophisticated tech talent to power your innovations in rising tech cities such as Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland, which are consistently ranked among the top cities for young professionals and tech talent.
  • Benefit from a supportive business and regulatory climate. In August 2018, Ohio demonstrated its commitment to a fintech future by passing legislation that protects firms developing innovative uses for blockchain technology.

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A JobsOhio R&D Center Grant is also available to help companies pursuing financial and insurance innovations including regtech, digital banking, insurtech, blockchain, AI and risk management. Ohio’s resources and assets form an environment conducive to financial innovation, leadership and industry-defining action.

The next step in achieving your financial services goals starts in Ohio.

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Union Home Mortgage Adds Jobs at its Ohio Headquarters

The company’s most valuable asset is talent and it finds plenty in Ohio
August 11, 2020

Union Home Mortgage will expand its corporate headquarters in Strongsville, Ohio, adding a third building to its campus and making way for the creation of 450 new jobs in a variety of career fields.

FIS Commits to Ohio for its Strategic Technology and Innovation Campus

FIS, JobsOhio and REDI Cincinnati secure company’s long-term strategic presence in Cincinnati.
January 22, 2020

FIS™, a Fortune 500 company, is a leader in fintech solutions for institutions and firms globally. After acquiring Worldpay in 2019, FIS wanted somewhere to successfully carry out its long-term growth plans and to deepen leadership in fintech innovation. With the help of JobsOhio and REDI Cincinnati, FIS has committed to Ohio and will continue to hire the region’s top tech talent and collaborate with the community for a fintech future.

London Stock Exchange Group's Elite Initiative Announces Cleveland, Ohio As The Future Site Of Elite Americas Headquarters

The move represents a significant commitment to the U.S. market by ELITE, LSEG’s international business support initiative
October 25, 2019



Founded by ex-Googlers and based in the Bay Area, Upstart is the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence to price credit and automate borrowing. When the fast-growing company decided it was time to expand its footprint outside of Silicon Valley, Upstart couldn’t deny the benefits of investing in Ohio.

Fast Growing Fintech Company, Fund That Flip, Expands in Ohio

Business-friendly environment and talented workforce key in decision
January 3, 2020

Fund That Flip — a technology, real estate and financial services company — is dedicated to providing real estate developers with new sources of capital and software. The company wants to broaden its product offering and technology-driven solutions and has decided to expand an existing office in Ohio for its growth.

Skilled Talent Drives Northwest Bank’s Expansion in Ohio

Company establishes Ohio as flagship operations outside of headquarters
December 9, 2019

Northwest Bank is growing fast and is expanding in Ohio to accommodate its critical growth. This expansion will enable the company to add significant value to its competitive suite of product offerings.

London Stock Exchange launches U.S. division of ELITE – a global business support program – in Ohio

London Stock Exchange launches U.S. division of ELITE – a global business support program – in Ohio

October 5, 2018

State’s ease of doing business and strong economy attracts the world-renowned program, bringing best growth practices to small and medium-sized businesses