Ohio Is Leading the Way

As JobsOhio and its partners across the state take on these challenges, we invite you to discover Ohio for yourself. Whether you are looking for great partners to support your business growth or a fantastic place to raise a family, we welcome the opportunity to help you find it in Ohio. JobsOhio’s strategic initiatives in talent, sites, and innovation will fuel job growth in the state – and we are excited to see how the next decade will transform Ohio.

Why Ohio?

linkedin-two-hour-flight-mapOhio is the nation’s seventh-largest state that is home to nearly 12 million people, and boasts a central location to major regional economic hubs, including being only a one-day drive from more than 60 percent of the U.S. and Canadian populations, and a 2 hour flight from major markets like: Atlanta, NYC, Chicago, Toronto.

Ohio remains the birthplace of innovation, tracing back its roots to the first powered flight, the invention of the light bulb or and even the humble vacuum. Today, our state has seen innovations in a wide range of industries including aerospace and aviation, automotive, manufacturing, and agribusiness. Also, innovative thinkers such as Central Ohio’s Battelle, which recently developed and deployed new technology to sterilize personal protective equipment as the nation battles COVID-19, serve as the perfect example of true Ohio innovation and thought leadership.

With its strong manufacturing base, diverse economy and business-friendly environment, Ohio is primed and ready to play an important role in the nation’s efforts to reshore critically important supply chains.

We have a pipeline of talent/qualified workforce from the state’s world-class universities, community colleges, trade schools, and workforce training programs. Our workforce is in diverse in industry and skill set, from software engineers to skilled manufacturers and scientists in professional services and growing healthcare industries.

Ohio is an extraordinary and diverse state, located in the center of America’s heartland and just a day’s drive from 60 percent of the North American population. Here in Ohio, businesses large and small, entrepreneurs, and innovators can realize their goals. Every day we are building on our history of innovation, entrepreneurship, and hard work to move Ohio forward.

As the 21st largest economy in the world, and the seventh largest in the United States, our strong business climate and diverse workforce support a variety of industries from manufacturing to agriculture, and from healthcare to aviation and energy.

Ohio’s vibrant city centers, natural parks, and world-class arts, sports and entertainment provide a quality of life that is second to none. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it here in Ohio.

Collaboration is at the center of our success. Working with JobsOhio, we continue to build a world-class workforce with the skills necessary to propel the state’s economy forward. 

Led by a board of directors who are stakeholders in business, real estate, higher education, and the military, JobsOhio is the state’s private economic development corporation. Building on our historical strengths, JobsOhio’s industry sector teams collaborate with six regional partners and local economic development organizations to identify how Ohio can empower your business and help it grow.

Together with JobsOhio, we are building a strong economic development strategy for Ohio and a strong foundation for growth. We are committed – as is JobsOhio – to serve all Ohioans, and provide opportunity across Ohio from large cities to our small towns and villages. We are working every day to provide opportunities for economic growth, and investing in infrastructure, broadband internet, and education.

We hope you will reach out to the JobsOhio team to learn how Ohio can be a partner in your success. Opportunity. Innovation. Teamwork. You can find it here in Ohio.

Very respectfully yours,

Mike DeWine

Mike DeWine

John Husted

Jon Husted
Lt. Governor