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Ohio continues to be recognized as a premier location for economic development in the U.S. Strong, statewide partnerships facilitate capital investment and job growth through leveraging Ohio's advantages. Read the latest news about these collaborative efforts throughout Ohio.

Workforce Keeps The Davey Tree Expert Company Thriving in Ohio

At 140 years old, the largest employee-owned company in Ohio will expand its headquarters
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The Davey Tree Expert Company is 140 years old and the largest Ohio employee-owned company. Ongoing growth compelled the company to seek expansion. Ohio’s quality workforce has been a valuable asset and played a key role in Davey Tree’s decision to expand its headquarters in the state.

Candle-lite Company Expands as it Approaches 180 Years in Ohio

Ohio’s logistical network and strong workforce has made the Leesburg location an efficient and productive facility
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Candle-lite is America’s oldest candle manufacturer, having operated in Ohio for 180 years. Following an increased demand, Candle-lite will invest over $3 million to grow in Ohio. As a result of the growth, the company will also expand its workforce and provide additional benefits to employees.

Marelli Will Open a New Manufacturing Plant in Ohio

Ohio’s affordability, proximity to automotive OEMs among key reasons for the leading global tier-one automotive supplier’s investment
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Marelli, a leading global tier-one automotive supplier, announced it will open a greenfield manufacturing plant in Bowling Green, Ohio, to support new business for the company’s Interiors Unit.

Riffle Machine Works’ Multiphase Expansion is Finally Complete

A larger facility with increased road capacity will help the company meet customer demands in a highly competitive market
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Riffle Machine Works — a provider of machine, fabrication, warehousing and assembly of truck parts for the automotive industry — added 47,000 square feet to its existing facility in southeast Ohio. Now, with improvements in roadway capacity near the entrance, Riffle Machine Works can better support high demands from its customers.

JobsOhio Commits to Working Closely with State and Partners Through COVID-19 Pandemic

At its virtual board of directors meeting, JobsOhio discussed plans for supporting Governor Mike DeWine’s Administration and helping businesses and Ohioans in the changing landscape
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The JobsOhio board of directors held its quarterly public board of directors meeting via live webinar on March 17, 2020. During the meeting, JobsOhio shared how it will continue to support Governor Mike DeWine and his administration to assist Ohio businesses with challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. JobsOhio has already taken decisive action to assist businesses and more initiatives are on the way.

Conagra Brands, Parent to Well-Known Food Brands, is Expanding in Ohio

Ohio’s workforce drives the success of the company behind many of America’s most beloved names in food
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One of North America’s leading branded food companies, Conagra Brands (Healthy Choice®, Duncan Hines®, Marie Callender’s®, Slim Jim® and more) has announced plans to expand its northwest Ohio manufacturing facility. The company credits the plant’s current workforce as one of the key reasons for Conagra’s decision to expand.