Categories: Technology

Technology in Ohio is one of the fastest-growing industries with expertise in sectors including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, IoT, and more. Additionally, Ohio is one of only four states to provide both property tax exemption and data center tax incentives, making it a prime location for all IT services.

Thanks to a talented workforce, access to global customers and low-hazard risk location, Ohio has become a hub for all things Tech — and big brands are taking notice. Ohio is already home to an array of technology companies that are household names, including Facebook, Google, Amazon Web Services, IBM, Upstart, and Carvana.

From startups to established leaders in every industry, Ohio is one of tech’s best states for innovation. Innovation requires investments in Research & Development, a Skilled and Educated Workforce, and an environment where entrepreneurs can thrive.

Staying current on industry news and economic developments helps you stay informed on how and when to make a move to Ohio. Here you will find a variety of resources on how others have taken advantage of our robust infrastructure to be on the cutting edge of disruptive technology growth right here in Ohio.

OverDrive Will Expand Its Headquarters in Northeast Ohio

OverDrive will build out approximately 7,000 square feet of unoccupied space to accommodate over 400 employees.
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OverDrive, the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, plans to expand its headquarters in Garfield Heights, creating 75 new jobs. The company will build out approximately 7,000 square feet of unoccupied space at its Blue Sky Campus to accommodate the new employees.

VARGO® Expands Collaborative, Tech Savy Operations in Ohio

Ohio’s strong history of innovation around technology and logistics are key to the company’s ongoing growth
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VARGO®, a leading provider of material handling systems integration, warehouse execution software, and equipment solutions for fulfillment and distribution centers, plans to expand its operations in the Columbus Region, investing approximately $4 million and creating 24 new jobs.

Park Place Technologies Expands Ohio Headquarters

A tech-savvy workforce, fueled by partnerships forged with universities in the region, drove the decision to expand in Ohio
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Park Place Technologies has significantly increased its domestic and international operations through acquisitions and organic growth. The company, global IT infrastructure services and solutions provider, plans to expand its workforce in Mayfield Heights, adding 150 jobs to its existing local workforce of 467.

BARK Expands in Ohio to Enhance E-commerce Support

Ohio's startup ecosystem and central U.S. location were critical in BARK's decision to grow and add 500 jobs
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Due to the nationwide uptick in pet adoption during COVID-19, BARK – a monthly subscription service providing dog products, services, and experiences –has seen unprecedented growth and is branching out to meet the increased demand for its services. BARK will triple its workforce in Columbus to support ongoing needs.

Barbaricum Opens Regional Hub to Support Government Contracts

This investment in Ohio will support the company’s work with the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and the Wright-Patterson area.
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Barbaricum will open its newest regional office near Dayton which is anchored in defense expertise by Wright Patterson Air Force Base. This investment in Ohio will support the company’s work with the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and other government contracts.

Aptima commits to additional investment in Fairborn, Ohio

The company will expand its local workforce by 50% over the next 3 years.
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Aptima is committed to continued growth in its Fairborn office, with plans to hire additional personnel to support its work with the Department of Defense dedicated to preparing and training Warfighters for mission readiness.

WillowTree Expands with Ohio’s World-Class Tech Talent

Ohio-based digital agency scales workforce to meet its current surge in demand for digital products amid the pandemic
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WillowTree, LLC, a top mobile app developer and digital product agency, is expanding in Central Ohio. Since its acquisition of the Columbus-based digital agency Dynamit in 2019, WillowTree has continued to grow in other established markets, and scaling its Columbus office will help the company manage increased customer volume.

Interlink Cloud Advisors Set to Significantly Expand

Pandemic-driven digital transformation demand prompts growth
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Interlink Cloud Advisors, Inc.has experienced 44% year-over-year growth as organizations require greater remote capabilities and support with Microsoft products.Interlink needs to grow its team in order to keep up with a shift to digital capabilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company will grow at its headquarters in Southwest Ohio.

Trucent Renewable Chemicals to Open New Facility in Ohio

This will be the company’s first facility to commercialize technology to process raw vegetable oils into chemical intermediaries
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Trucent Renewable Chemicals will invest over $11 million to establish a new facility that will allow for increased production of existing products, expansion into new markets, and development of new products. The company will place its facility in Van Wert, Ohio.

CBTS Expands in Ohio to Support Internet Connectivity

The company will expand to support high-speed internet connectivity and services
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CBTS, a subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell Inc., will expand in Southwest Ohio to support the company’s ongoing investment in fiber networks that enable high-speed connectivity as well as network-centric technology and professional services. Increased internet reliability and access, like that provided by CBTS, are priorities for JobsOhio and the state of Ohio.