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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.

Rural King to Renovate and Equip New Distribution Facility in Ohio

Rural King is expanding its distribution capabilities with the help of a JobsOhio Revitalization Grant
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Rural King, ‘America’s Farm and Home Store,’ based in Mattoon, Illinois, plans to expand current operations in Southeast Ohio. The family-owned business will invest $33 million to purchase and renovate the Jackson Building, a 1 million square foot warehouse located outside of Waverly in the Zahn’s Corner Industrial Park, along with new machinery and equipment.

VARGO® Expands Collaborative, Tech Savy Operations in Ohio

Ohio’s strong history of innovation around technology and logistics are key to the company’s ongoing growth
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VARGO®, a leading provider of material handling systems integration, warehouse execution software, and equipment solutions for fulfillment and distribution centers, plans to expand its operations in the Columbus Region, investing approximately $4 million and creating 24 new jobs.

APackaging Group Builds New Injection Molding Manufacturing Plant in Ohio

The company chooses to expand in Ohio for a rural community with a strong labor force and community to support growth
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APackaging Group (APG), an international leader in the development, manufacturing, and packaging of cosmetics and beauty products, has announced plans to expand operations in Northwest Ohio. The California-based company is expected to hire 135 people to produce up to 500 million plastic dispensing pumps for the health and beauty industries.

Park Place Technologies Expands Ohio Headquarters

A tech-savvy workforce, fueled by partnerships forged with universities in the region, drove the decision to expand in Ohio
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Park Place Technologies has significantly increased its domestic and international operations through acquisitions and organic growth. The company, global IT infrastructure services and solutions provider, plans to expand its workforce in Mayfield Heights, adding 150 jobs to its existing local workforce of 467.

World’s Largest Private Jet Company NetJets Expands Global HQ in Ohio

Company contributes its 60 years of leadership to Ohio’s workforce and supportive environment
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NetJets, the world’s first and largest private jet company, flies to over 2,000 airports with operations in more than 150 countries. Given the decline in commercial passenger activity during the pandemic, NetJets has continued to scale up by offering a safe, more socially distanced way to fly. NetJets will improve its client services by consolidating operations and expanding its global headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.