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Nestlé Purina PetCare Will Build a New Factory in Ohio to Meet Growing Pet Food Demand

Planned $550 million investment to support long-term growth
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Nestlé Purina PetCare will invest $550 million to build a new 1.2 million square-foot-facility in Williamsburg Township, Ohio, to meet increasing demand for its high-quality, nutritious pet foods. The factory will produce leading dry dog and cat food brands, including Purina Pro Plan, Purina ONE, and Dog Chow. Purina plans to employ more than 300 people at its new factory location by 2024.

Clarus R+D More Than Doubles Its Workforce at Its Headquarters in Ohio

The cloud-based custom software company has aggressive growth and hiring plans
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Clarus R+D, a cloud-based custom software company that helps businesses claim the federal R&D tax credit, is making a big shift in its operations. Clarus R+D must aggressively grow and hire at a moment when the company is experiencing a significant increase in demand. It will do so in Central Ohio.

International Smart Card Manufacturing Company to Open First North American Facility

Investment will help the company form tighter bonds with its existing customers and expand its customer base
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OMEC Smart Card, LLC, a Shanghai-based leading smart card, tag, and token manufacturer and designer serving customers worldwide, will invest in Northeast Ohio creating its first North American facility. The company cited a business-friendly environment, available talent, and access to markets as reasons for the decision.

Second Round of $1B+ Rebates to Ohio Businesses from BWC

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Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Declined to 8.4% in September

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