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In collaboration with our state, regional and local partners, JobsOhio announced 266 projects last year. With these projects, companies committed to create 27,071 new jobs for Ohioans, representing 19 percent growth over the previous year, and $1.3 billion in new payroll, a 23 percent increase from the previous year. Additionally, these companies committed to retain 69,905 existing jobs and make $9.6 billion in new capital investments, which is also a new high for JobsOhio.
In 2019, JobsOhio will remain focused on growing jobs, payroll and capital investment across small and large business as well as enhancing our client-focused programs. This report also outlines how JobsOhio will leverage the McKinsey & Co. independent performance assessment to advance strategic initiatives for future impact.
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JobsOhio Year-Over-Year Results
JobsOhio works collaboratively with regional and local economic development partners across the state to help companies create and retain jobs and payroll and support capital investment.
|New Jobs Payroll||$994 Million||$1.1 Billion||$1.3 Billion|
|Retained Jobs Payroll||$4.3 Billion||$4.7 Billion||$4.2 Billion|
|Capital Investment||$4.6 Billion||$9.6 Billion||$9.6 Billion|
Culture of Excellence
Company culture is fundamental to JobsOhio’s performance. Its culture is based on three key core values:
Act With Integrity
JobsOhio is honest and does what is right to build relationships, even when it is difficult.
JobsOhio respects relationships inside and outside of the organization to ensure successful outcomes.
Make a Difference
JobsOhio works with companies to help them reach their goals. In turn, their success improves the lives and communities.
Ohio's Strong Foundation
Growth begins with a strong foundation. For generations, Ohio has touted numerous and diverse economic strengths. With the help of JobsOhio and its partners, these strengths have endured, and new areas of opportunity have been identified. Whether it’s technology, thought leadership or the evolution of next-generation industries, Ohio has a foundation that sets the stage for companies of all sizes across multiple industries to continue on the path of success.
Ohio's Focused Future
A foundation of experience and insights gained along the way set the stage for JobsOhio to focus on the future. In collaboration with numerous partners, JobsOhio will continue its mission to accelerate Ohio’s growth while focusing on key enablers to address areas of opportunity. This year, the insights gained from work with McKinsey & Company aided the development of key priorities that will move Ohio forward.
JobsOhio has a unique business model, giving it the ability to work with, and respond to, companies in ways that other state-level economic development organizations cannot. Since its start in 2011, JobsOhio has had a positive impact on Ohio’s economy through the work it does to attract and retain jobs as well as through capital investment.