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.

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.

Customer Accessibility Encourages E-Commerce Company Loop to Expand HQ in Ohio

Ohio-grown Loop plans to almost triple its workforce and continue to take advantage of customer connectivity through geographical proximity and direct flights
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Loop, an e-commerce company with the most advanced returns and exchanges app on Shopify, announced plans to grow its headquarters in Ohio. A new round of funding gave Loop the fuel to grow its headquarters and significantly increase its workforce. From Ohio, Loop is geographically close to customers while frequent flights keep the company connected to other major cities across the U.S. The company is reinvesting in central Ohio to continue benefitting from Ohio’s advantages.

Ohio’s Steel Industry Attracts Canada-Based Nova Steel

Nova Steel will build a new steel manufacturing plant and create 100 new jobs in Ohio
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Nova Steel was founded in 1979 and has grown as an industry leader in North America. Seeking market access, Nova Steel will invest $72 million to construct a 200,000-square-foot plant in northwest Ohio.

JobsOhio Releases 2019 Wages and 2018 IRS Form 990

JobsOhio is publishing the 2019 wage data for its associates
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JobsOhio remains committed to its renewed focus to be open, transparent and accountable. To that effort, in May of 2019, JobsOhio released the 2019 salary of J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and chief investment officer as well as the compensation of the organization’s top executives. This information was released a year before it was required by statute. Today, JobsOhio is publishing the 2019 wage data for its associates, including the names and titles of its highest-paid executives. This information is being made available months earlier than the statute requires, in an effort to continue to earn the trust of partners and Ohioans across the state.

Midmark Expands Its Healthcare Manufacturing Footprint in Ohio

Expansion will connect two plants, supporting a safer environment that’s more conducive to innovation
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Midmark Corp., a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment, technology and services, will expand and modernize its Versailles, Ohio, operations by increasing its manufacturing capacity. Once completed, the plant will be annexed to a second existing facility, connecting Midmark engineers, designers and experts to develop new approaches, innovative technologies and proven solutions. This, in turn, will enable a better care experience for caregivers and patients in medical, dental and animal health industries.