IT’s Happening in Ohio!

From startups to established leaders, companies involved in revolutionary technologies are investing in Ohio.

Technology is changing every industry, and in Ohio, companies pursuing tech are thriving. A strong digital infrastructure made up of fast broadband and connected resources enables knowledge sharing, partnerships and innovation. Additionally, Ohio’s cybersecurity initiatives, including workforce development programs, are some of the best in the country.

In Ohio, you can:

  • Hire educated and skilled talent from Ohio’s colleges, universities and other higher education programs, which produce a pipeline of plentiful, well-trained employees.
  • Collaborate with a large tech community of accelerators, government entities, academia, corporations and startups, all pursuing digital innovation.
  • Operate at a fraction of the cost compared to coastal locations, as Ohio’s lower cost of living and housing mean an overall lower cost of doing business.
  • Take advantage of the only state to have two cities, Columbus and Cincinnati, named in Forbes’ Top 10 Rising Cities for Startups, made possible by incubators, major venture capital and angel funds, and mentorships from Fortune 500 and 1000 companies.

Whether innovating in robotics, IoT, fiber optics, artificial intelligence, data centers, smart mobility, cybersecurity or other technology, companies have the business resources to succeed in Ohio.

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Traction on Demand Increases Capacity and Adds Jobs in Ohio

Rapidly growing company expands services in a valued community
May 8, 2019

One of North America’s largest independent Salesforce consulting and application development firms, Traction on Demand, is expanding its footprint in Dayton. In response to a growing demand for technology support among commercial and nonprofit organizations, Traction in Demand is building a new and larger office in Dayton and adding 80 positions.

Booz Allen Hamilton Expansion Establishes Digital Hub in Dayton Region

At least 60 high-tech jobs will be created during expansion.
April 2, 2019

Booz Allen Hamilton’s rising demand for its services drove the company to scale up its operations. It chose to grow in Beavercreek with a nearly 10,000 square-foot expansion that will include a new digital hub and secure space, and the company has committed 60 high-tech jobs.

Nexient Will Create 200 Jobs at Its New Location in Central Ohio

The Silicon Valley-based company cites talent, affordability and opportunity as draw.
March 25, 2019

Nexient is the nation’s leading provider of 100 percent, U.S.-based Agile software development services. The demand for its services has brought about major growth for the company and the need for a larger delivery center. In its search for a new location, Nexient decided that an investment in the Midwest, and in Central Ohio in particular, would have great benefits.

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
March 11, 2019

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.

Healthcare AI Provider Olive is Expanding, Creating 100 High-Tech Jobs in Ohio

Venture capital funding helps Olive re-invest in Ohio to best position it for the future
February 25, 2019

After receiving over $32 million in venture capital support, Olive had to prepare for considerable projected growth. Olive needed more space as well as high-tech talent to accommodate a strong demand for its product across the healthcare industry.

InfoTrust is Cultivating Digital Analytics and Technology Talent in Ohio

Abundant tech talent helps company expand in Southwest Ohio
February 25, 2019

With a growing demand for its services due to changing international laws, InfoTrust chose Southwest Ohio’s vibrant technology community for fast expansion and talent acquisition.

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
January 2, 2019

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.

MRI Software

MRI Software

MRI Software, a provider of real estate software solutions, has been growing in Ohio since 1971. Recently, MRI acquired a series of companies around the world, but despite its expanded global presence, the company chose to expand its Solon headquarters because of tech talent and deep, trusted roots in Ohio.

Ohio Innovates and Collaborates to Build Future Cybersecurity Workforce

Ohio Innovates and Collaborates to Build Future Cybersecurity Workforce

Education programs and hands-on cyber competitions across the state draw interest in Ohio’s cybersecurity careers
Ted Griffith, managing director of IT, JobsOhio
July 25, 2018

Threats of cyberattacks and data breaches continue to grow for businesses and organizations of all sizes. As a result, Ohio, and the country as a whole, have developed a need for cybersecurity professionals to defend against cyber criminals. As Ohio takes steps toward becoming a national technology hub, educational institutions, businesses and state organizations are collaborating to provide innovative education and training in cybersecurity to establish a talent pipeline for technology professionals.

Opportunity in Ohio: Cybersecurity

Ohio is differentiated from other U.S. states in having three institutions of higher education housing National Security Agency (NSA) Centers of Academic Excellence (CAEs). CAEs for Cyber Defense programs are focused on reducing vulnerability in U.S. national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise.

Ohio Supercomputer Center and OARnet

Ohio’s technology infrastructure includes advantageous resources such as the Ohio Supercomputer Center and the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet). The Ohio Supercomputer Center is a publicly owned supercomputer that provides integrated hardware, software and consulting. OARnet connects academia, research and business at a faster speed, with higher security at lower cost, enabling resource sharing across the state. Click the brochure below to learn more about the benefits of these resources.