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’s Unemployment Rate was 5.5% in December 2020

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Ohio Venture Capital Funding Hit Record $1.5B in 2020

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Southern Ohio Communication Services, Inc. Expands Services

JobsOhio Inclusion Grant helps business bring internet access to more users in a largely underserved area of Ohio
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Southern Ohio Communication Services, Inc is a last-mile internet service provider that brings high-speed internet access to rural Ohio. With the help of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant, the company can expand its operations to provide high-speed internet to more residential and business customers in southern Ohio.

Seven Companies in Northwest Ohio Receive JobsOhio Inclusion Grants

Grant program supports distressed and underrepresented communities and businesses
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Seven companies within Northwest Ohio’s Allen County announced expansions made possible with the assistance of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant. The grant provides financial support for projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.

100-Year-Old Ballreich’s Snack Food Company Gets JobsOhio Inclusion Grant

Company will purchase new machinery and equipment with assistance
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Ballreich Snack Food Company will expand its 100-year-old business in Northwest Ohio and purchase new machinery and equipment with a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant.