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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.

Ohio Dominates Site Selection’s 2018 Governor’s Cup Rankings for Fifth Consecutive Year

Top Metropolitans and Micropolitans Responsible for Ohio’s Success
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Site Selection’s 2018 Governor’s Cup ranked Ohio No. 2 overall for total projects and No. 3 in projects per capita, making Ohio the only state, for the second consecutive year, to place in the top three of both categories.

Upstart Strategically Opens New R&D Center in Ohio

The Columbus location will be the first outside of California for this Silicon Valley innovator
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A previous Google employee founded Upstart in Silicon Valley. With success in California and a potential for machine learning to significantly impact credit and banking, Upstart needed to take its next step outside of the state. For the CEO, there was no better place for this expansion than the capital of Ohio.

Gap Will Add 600 Jobs and Almost Double Its Output in Central Ohio

Spikes in online sales drive Gap to expand, install state-of-the-art equipment
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E-commerce across the U.S. is expected to grow, and Gap is already seeing the rise in online sales. The company needed to increase output and add state-of-the-art equipment at its Ohio distribution center to keep up with projections. An investment in central Ohio, with its access to workforce, proximity to markets and comprehensive shipping network, will almost double the company’s daily output.

Healthcare AI Provider Olive is Expanding, Creating 100 High-Tech Jobs in Ohio

Venture capital funding helps Olive re-invest in Ohio to best position it for the future
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After receiving over $32 million in venture capital support, Olive had to prepare for considerable projected growth. Olive needed more space as well as high-tech talent to accommodate a strong demand for its product across the healthcare industry.

InfoTrust is Cultivating Digital Analytics and Technology Talent in Ohio

Abundant tech talent helps company expand in Southwest Ohio
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With a growing demand for its services due to changing international laws, InfoTrust chose Southwest Ohio’s vibrant technology community for fast expansion and talent acquisition.

New COTSWORKS R&D Center Will Be a FORCE in Aerospace Optoelectronics

Investment opens door for technology innovation in Highland Heights, Ohio
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As pressure from international competitors closed in on COTSWORKS, the company began seeking ways to build an R&D center. With support from a JobsOhio R&D Center Grant, COTSWORKS will establish its Fiber Optic Research Center of Excellence, or FORCE, which will be dedicated to aerospace optoelectronics. This facility will grow Northeast Ohio’s high-tech manufacturing capability and workforce and enable the company to better serve customers such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin.