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Annual Report 2019

2019 was an exciting year of change for Ohio. As we watched our state grow and thrive, we turned our attention to three new strategic initiatives: talent, sites and innovation. These initiatives will continue to move Ohio forward in the next decade.

Thu Feb 24 2022
Columbus, Ohio cityscape with a bridge and water

This report will give you a glimpse into the incredible potential for Ohio’s future—and how we’re helping to make that dream a reality.

Message from our leadership

“Collaboration is at the center of our success. Working with JobsOhio, we continue to build a world-class workforce with the skills necessary to propel the state’s economy forward.”
– Mike Dewine, Governor
– Jon Husted, Lt. Governor

“We believe that by working together, JobsOhio will achieve its true potential–and we are ready to partner with anyone who strives to live, work, invest, and achieve their American Dream!”
– Robert C. Smith, Chairman of the Board, JobsOhio
– J.P. Nauseef, President & CIO, JobsOhio

JobsOhio 2019 Results

In 2019, JobsOhio saw its second-best year in terms of project volume and new payroll commitments, and its third-best year in terms of capital investment. After a record year in 2018, JobsOhio worked hard with new leadership to rebuild its pipeline of potential investment and drive results.

Total Projects
New Jobs
New jobs payroll
Capital investment

Over the last decade...


A $78 billion energy industry


A multibillion-dollar data center industry


Nearly 400 international projects since 2013


The national advanced manufacturing concentration


Unemployment rate as of December 2019


Labor force is 5.84 million strong


Private employment at record high 4.83 million


Venture capital investments in 2019 alone

2019 Year-Over-Year Results

JobsOhio Metrics201720182019
Total Projects272266306
New Jobs22,78827,07122,770
New Jobs Payroll$1.1 Billion$1.3 Billion$1.2 Billion
Capital Investment$9.6 Billion$9.6 Billion$7.0 Billion

2019 Targeted Industry Results

IndustriesJobs CreatedCapital Investment ($M)
Advanced Manufacturing3,163$657
Logistics and Distribution5,145$722
Information Services and Software2,398$488
Food Sciences and Agriculture1,252$680
Financial Services1,387$17
Shale Energy and Petrochemicals901$2,982
Aerospace and Aviation889$256

Business growth in Ohio

Crocs distribution a man taping a box
This larger, brand-new facility provides access to enhanced capacity, greater automation and a vibrant talent pool, allowing us to support business growth and increase our speed-to-market capability.
Andrew Rees
President and CEO, Crocs
Cincinnati region a street of colorful buildings and people walking
After an accurate analysis, we chose Ohio and particularly the Cincinnati area because of the excellent position, the great industrial presence and the high professionalism of JobsOhio and REDI Cincinnati, who helped us in the whole process.
Antonio Pagano
CEO, Modula USA
Amazon logo
Ohio has been a great place to do business, serve customers and create jobs; as a result, we are thrilled to develop two state-of-the-art fulfillment centers in Akron and Rossford.
Alicia Boler Davis
Customer Fulfillment, Amazon
“We are a service organization. We are here because we love Ohio, we love the mission of JobsOhio and we believe that our job is to introduce the world to the Ohio we know: the best place to live, work, invest in a business or bring your career, to live your version of the American Dream.”
J.P. Nauseef
President & CIO, JobsOhio
  1. Financials