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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.

Helping Ohioans Find Sustainable New Careers – A Progress Update on Ohio To Work

Helping Ohioans Find Sustainable New Careers – A Progress Update on Ohio To Work

JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef provides an update on the Ohio To Work Initiative
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Ohio, like the rest of the country, faced record-level unemployment this year caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. At the request of Governor Mike DeWine, JobsOhio joined a partnership with employers, nonprofits, training providers, and government to launch a pilot initiative in the greater Cleveland area to help displaced workers identify new career opportunities, train for them, and then be placed with an employer. J.P. Nauseef provides insight on the program and its progress in this piece originally available on Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Waymo opening new autonomous vehicle testing site in Ohio

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JobsOhio Inclusion Grant Supports Circle M Farms Feed & Supply

Funding will support the company in building a new food processing facility
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Circle M Farms Feed & Supply plans to construct a new food processing facility with the support of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant (JOIG). The JOIG is open to businesses located within distressed areas in Ohio or businesses with majority owners who are veterans, disabled or an underrepresented race or gender.

Andelyn Biosciences Establishes Commercial-Scale Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility in Ohio

Investment supported by $5 million JobsOhio R&D Center Grant to bolster Central Ohio’s hub of gene therapy excellence
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Andelyn Biosciences, a clinical manufacturer of materials for Phase 1, 2, and 3 gene therapy clinical studies for global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, was born out of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Central Ohio. Andelyn Biosciences has chosen to establish a new gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization in Columbus, which has become a hub of gene therapy innovation.

JobsOhio Inclusion Grant Boosts Patter Fam Sauces Ohio Expansion

Funding helps company acquire new machinery and equipment
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While many small businesses across the nation have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the female-owned Patter Fam Sauces has experienced ongoing growth. Support from the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant will allow the company to meet increased demand for its homemade products and services.

JobsOhio Inclusion Grant Supports Schaad and Sons’ Growth Goals

Funding will support the company’s investment in equipment to improve automation and productivity to drive future growth
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Schaad and Sons, a manufacturer of custom architectural woodwork and cabinets plans to invest over $150,000 to achieve growth goals for its products outside of the state of Ohio in both residential and commercial markets. The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant, which supports underrepresented communities and businesses, will help make the company’s growth possible.