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.

Kauffman Index Shows Start-up Businesses Continue to Grow in Ohio Metropolitans

Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus all move up in rankings
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Three Ohio metropolitans catch the attention of the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, which measures entrepreneurship across the U.S. Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus all made the top 20 list for U.S. entrepreneurial business growth.

zulily Expands its Presence in Ohio

Online Retailer Invests $1.3 million to Enlarge Gahanna Facility
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Rapidly expanding retailer, zulily, launches larger operations, adding 50 jobs in customer service, fulfillment, merchandising and accounts payable. $1.3 million is being invested in the Gahanna expansion on top of invested $30 million already has spent.

Cincinnati Prepares to Host High-Profile Event for Tech Startups

Techstars’ FounderCon Will Bring More Than 1,000 Entrepreneurs to the City
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Over 800 founders of tech-based startups and 300 big company leaders and investors will converge in CincinnatiforFounderCon.

Mar-Bal, Inc. Expands in Northeast Ohio

Premier composites materials and molding company expanding their manufacturing footprint
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Mar-Bal, Inc. new Painesville plant will utilize automation and new manufacturing processes. Driven by business growth and continuous investment in innovation, Mar-Bal needed to invest in additional manufacturing space in order to meet customer needs.

UNITED GRINDING Breaks Ground on North American Headquarters

UNITED GRINDING Breaks Ground on North American Headquarters

Miamisburg Facility Will Create Additional Jobs Over Next Five Years
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UNITED GRINDING plans to consolidate its Ohio and Virginia operations in the new facility in response to the significant North American market growth over the last 15 years. New facility will include more customer-centric activities, boost operational agility and expand numerous manufacturing offering.

Nestlé’s Latest Investment in R&D Means Job Growth in Ohio

$31 Million Investment Expands Dublin Product Testing Lab
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Nestlé is upgrading its Quality Assurance Center in Dublin, Ohio. The company invests $31 million to add a 32,000-square-foot microbiology lab, and an additional $10 million worth of testing equipment. This boost makes the R&D center the company’s most sophisticated center yet and it will help Nestlé achieve its goal of becoming a world leader in customer health.