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Site Selection Ranks JobsOhio as Top-Five Economic Development Office in U.S.

One Columbus and REDI Cincinnati Rank as Top Region Economic Development Offices

Mon May 04 2020


COLUMBUS – Site Selection magazine today ranked JobsOhio fifth on its Prosperity Cup state rankings for 2020, which recognizes the state and regional offices that were the most successful in attracting capital investment projects in 2019. The standing is two spots higher than last year and comes on the heels of Ohio ranking No. 1 in Site Selection’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings for projects per capita.

“During the unprecedented challenges the country has confronted during the last six weeks, Ohio has demonstrated that it is uniquely positioned to assist businesses,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “Ohio’s consistent high rankings reflect statewide partnerships and an economic development model that we are confident will provide our state a strong competitive advantage in the months ahead.”

Site Selection’s ranking methodology is based on an index of data from the proprietary Conway Projects Database, which tracks private-sector facility projects worldwide, and several other global economic data sources.

In addition, JobsOhio regional network partners One Columbus and REDI Cincinnati were recognized with Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development. The award is annually given to the top local and regional U.S. economic development groups based on an index of corporate job creation and facility-related capital investment data calculated both cumulatively and per capita.

“Locations throughout the U.S. and in every region of the world compete aggressively for direct investment at home and from abroad,” says Site Selection Editor in Chief Mark Arend. “Those appearing on these rankings have demonstrated with actual project numbers and other measures that they have the location attributes most in demand by capital investors.”

Site Selection magazine, published by Conway Inc., delivers expansion planning information to 48,000 executives of fast-growing firms. The senior publication in the development field, Site Selection is also available via Site Selection Online. For a full listing of Prosperity Cup and Conway Awards visit


About JobsOhio
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio though Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development CoalitionOhio SoutheastOne ColumbusREDI CincinnatiRegional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

For more information, contact:

Matt Englehart, JobsOhio


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