Unique combination of infrastructure, collaboration and location lead to foreign direct investment on a national-profile project
JobsOhio’s strategic investment and crucial regulatory coordination and support for the construction of a much-needed pipeline result in early wins for economic development. The new supply of abundant, domestic energy helped the state compete and win the construction of a new manufacturing plant for high-purity nodular pig iron.
DuPont is expanding its plant in Circleville, investing in its Kapton® film production capabilities
To keep up with demand, DuPont is investing $200 million and expanding a critical plant in Circleville, Ohio, that manufacturers Kapton® film, which is used in consumer electronics and imaging. The expansion adds to a facility that has been in operation for more than 60 years and currently employs 500 staff members.
Revitalized site meets expansion needs of rapidly growing company
Spray Products Corp. has acquired a facility in Medina to accommodate its rapid expansion. Local, regional and state partners came together to support the revitalization of a vacant Valspar spray facility, which is an ideal fit for Spray Products’ production needs.
Toledo site provides necessary infrastructure and proximity to customers
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., a Cleveland-based major supplier of iron-ore pellets, broke ground on its first hot briquetted iron (HBI) production plant near the Port of Toledo. The company is investing $700 million in the facility, which will be the only one of its kind in the Great Lakes Region. The plant will create up to 1,200 construction jobs and 130 permanent jobs with an average salary and benefit package exceeding $100,000 a year.
Abundant natural gas in the Ohio Valley is providing economic benefits for the region and beyond.
The Wall Street Journal recognizes that Ohio’s abundant natural gas and natural gas liquids provide economic benefits for Ohio and surrounding states. This part of Appalachia is a national driver of gas production. The improved drilling techniques have cracked gas-rich shale formations.