JobsOhio is grateful for Governor DeWine’s principled and steady leadership, and our team has been honored to serve our fellow Ohioans during these unprecedented times. While COVID19 has presented many challenges, JobsOhio’s private structure, financial resources, a mission-oriented team with private industry experience, and the reach of the JobsOhio Network all came into play when Ohio needed it most.
JobsOhio rapidly established the Workforce Retention Loan (JOWRL) program to provide qualifying JobsOhio client companies with financial support to help them to maintain employment levels during the COVID19 outbreak. We have supported 86 companies with the JOWRL funds totaling $50 million.
JobsOhio’s Innovation Fund consists of a portfolio of software, digital services, healthcare, and financial technology companies that have venture-back funding. Totaling up to $50 million, the JobsOhio Innovation Fund makes co-investments with venture firms fueling the growth of Ohio’s promising scale up companies.