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.

Cincinnati Prepares to Host High-Profile Event for Tech Startups

Techstars’ FounderCon Will Bring More Than 1,000 Entrepreneurs to the City
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Over 800 founders of tech-based startups and 300 big company leaders and investors will converge in CincinnatiforFounderCon.

Mar-Bal, Inc. Expands in Northeast Ohio

Premier composites materials and molding company expanding their manufacturing footprint
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Mar-Bal, Inc. new Painesville plant will utilize automation and new manufacturing processes. Driven by business growth and continuous investment in innovation, Mar-Bal needed to invest in additional manufacturing space in order to meet customer needs.

UNITED GRINDING Breaks Ground on North American Headquarters

UNITED GRINDING Breaks Ground on North American Headquarters

Miamisburg Facility Will Create Additional Jobs Over Next Five Years
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UNITED GRINDING plans to consolidate its Ohio and Virginia operations in the new facility in response to the significant North American market growth over the last 15 years. New facility will include more customer-centric activities, boost operational agility and expand numerous manufacturing offering.

Nestlé’s Latest Investment in R&D Means Job Growth in Ohio

$31 Million Investment Expands Dublin Product Testing Lab
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Nestlé is upgrading its Quality Assurance Center in Dublin, Ohio. The company invests $31 million to add a 32,000-square-foot microbiology lab, and an additional $10 million worth of testing equipment. This boost makes the R&D center the company’s most sophisticated center yet and it will help Nestlé achieve its goal of becoming a world leader in customer health.

Ohio’s Small Business Tax Climate is Among Top 10 Best in U.S.

“Small Business Tax Index 2016” report names Ohio’s tax climate among 10 best in U.S.
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Ohio’s tax climate ranks as 8th best in the country by the “Small Business Tax Index 2016,” report published by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.

Wall Street Journal Confirms Ohio Valley is Driving Nation’s Gas Production

Abundant natural gas in the Ohio Valley is providing economic benefits for the region and beyond.
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The Wall Street Journal recognizes that Ohio’s abundant natural gas and natural gas liquids provide economic benefits for Ohio and surrounding states. This part of Appalachia is a national driver of gas production. The improved drilling techniques have cracked gas-rich shale formations.