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.

Ohio New Business Filings Continue to Grow

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16 Small Businesses in Southwest Ohio Benefit from Inclusion Grant

In 2020, 16 businesses were able to grow and create 90 jobs with support from the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant
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The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant supported the growth of 16 companies in Southwest Ohio, which created 90 jobs and retained 317 existing jobs. The grant provides financial support for projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.

JobsOhio Earned an Excellent Net Promoter Score (NPS) in 2020

Despite a challenging 2020, JobsOhio earned its highest NPS yet
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Despite a challenging 2020, JobsOhio earned the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) since it began collecting this data in 2016. Scores between 70 and 100 are excellent and JobsOhio earned an NPS of 86.

Fast-Growing EASE Logistics Grows Its Headquarters in Ohio

EASE will leverage Ohio’s skilled workforce and strategic location to reach its expanding customer base
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EASE Logistics, an award-winning multi-operational supply chain and transportation solution, has been recognized on’s 2021 list of the Midwest’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. The company plans to expand its headquarters in central Ohio to accommodate recent and expected future growth as it expands its customer base and reach.

Edge Plastics Reinvests in Ohio Manufacturing Capacity

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Edge Plastics Inc., a certified woman-owned business, makes premium-quality plastic manufacturing services for a wide range of consumer, commercial, and industrial products companies. The company continues to reinvest in its product offering and will add almost 35,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility in Northeast Ohio and 25,000 square feet to its nearby distribution center.

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.