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.

Colgate-Palmolive Upgrades its Liquid Hand Soap Production at Ohio Facility

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Colgate-Palmolive is looking to meet a rising demand for liquid hand soap
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As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, sales of liquid hand soap and sanitizers have surged across the U.S. and several international markets. Colgate-Palmolive Company sought to increase its production capabilities in order to meet this demand. The company will invest in its southeastern Ohio facility in Cambridge.

Forward Air Chooses Ohio to Unify and Centralize Distribution and Office Operations

Forward Air grows within the Rickenbacker industrial complex, central within multiple markets and already a major hub for the company
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Forward Air has emerged as a national leader in providing logistics services for a diverse customer base in the North American air freight and expedited less-than-truckload market. With hundreds of facilities and fragmented offices, the company has a large real estate portfolio and needs to centralize operations and accommodate current and expected growth. The company chose Ohio, the home of its largest hub, for expansion.

Carvana Invests in Ohio for Proximity to Multiple Markets

The pioneer of car “vending machines” will be build an inspection, reconditioning and distribution facility in Northeast Ohio
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Founded in 2012, Carvana is known for disrupting the traditional dealership experience with its convenient online car buying and financing platform. As the company grows in popularity, it needs to increase its reach. That’s why it turned to Elyria, Ohio to be close to more customers in nearby markets.

Walnut Creek Foods Invests in New Ohio Manufacturing and Distribution Facility

Investment will better position company to support the expansion of business opportunities
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Ohio-based Walnut Creek Foods — a leader in food distribution, manufacturing, retail and logistics — has been growing its own manufacturing and distribution network in recent years. In an effort to reach out-of-state business, the company will invest $1.7 million in a new 17,000-square-foot building addition at its Holmes County manufacturing and distribution facility.

JobsOhio and The Ohio State University Partner on International Business Program

Innovative program connects global businesses with insights from Ohio State MBA students
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JobsOhio, in partnership with The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, participated in the college’s Global Applied Projects (GAP) program, an international business consulting opportunity for MBA students to apply their skills to real-world problems and for companies worldwide to leverage the minds of future business leaders.

Union Home Mortgage Adds Jobs at its Ohio Headquarters

The company’s most valuable asset is talent and it finds plenty in Ohio
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Union Home Mortgage will expand its corporate headquarters in Strongsville, Ohio, adding a third building to its campus and making way for the creation of 450 new jobs in a variety of career fields.