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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.

Kroger and Ocado Break Ground in Ohio on U.S.’s First-Ever Robotic Warehouse

Kroger and Ocado Break Ground in Ohio on U.S.’s First-Ever Robotic Warehouse

$55 million high-tech facility will create over 400 jobs
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Online shopping is on the rise and expected to grow exponentially within the next few years. Grocery leader Kroger and U.K.-based Ocado are partnering on a U.S. first-of-its-kind robotics warehouse that will bring customers fresher food faster than before while providing seamless customer service anywhere, anytime.

Toyoda Gosei Establishes Technical Center in Central Ohio

Changes in automotive industry open doors for U.S. investment
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Toyoda Gosei, a leading global manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts, will open a new technical center in Dublin, Ohio, creating 14 jobs. Hiring for engineering, technical, sales and administrative positions will begin immediately.

LA-Based Integra Beauty Invests $4 Million in Ohio Distribution Center

The facility will be the company’s first outside of California
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Integra Beauty, a growing beauty, fashion and lifestyle company, looked to better serve its east coast customers by investing in a distribution center outside of California. Integra Beauty chose central Ohio for its easy market access and skilled workforce.

Bon Secours Mercy Health Chooses Cincinnati for Headquarters

Healthcare merger creates 500 high-paying jobs
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After Maryland-based Bon Secours and Cincinnati-based Mercy Health merged in 2018, the new company, Bon Secours Mercy Health, remained in Mercy Health’s headquarters. The company now plans to add 500 jobs and $50 million in payroll at its Cincinnati headquarters.

Univar Solutions Invests $6.3 Million in New Facility for Recent Consolidation

New operations in central Ohio will bring about 225 jobs
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Univar Solutions, a leading global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services to customers across a wide range of industries, will expand its operations in central Ohio. The company will invest more than $6.3 million and create 225 new jobs.

Popular City Barbeque Cooks Up an Expansion in Central Ohio

Ohio-based restaurant chain will add an R&D center, test kitchen and training facility
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City Barbeque, an American restaurant chain founded and based in central Ohio, plans to expand its operations in the region, creating 35 new jobs and investing nearly $1 million.