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Ohio Smart Mobility Ecosystem

Ready. Set. Go. Ohio is Ahead in Advanced Mobility.

Whether you are investing in automotive smart mobility, or aerospace and defense advanced air mobility, you can find the resources you need to design, test and deploy the future of mobility in Ohio. From developing batteries for electric vehicles to smart intersections and drone delivery, Ohio has it all.

Here, companies and organizations are actively testing and deploying advanced mobility because Ohio has the infrastructure in place to immediately put you on roads or in the sky.

So, no matter what stage you are in or what you are looking to do, Ohio is ready for you.

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What Does it Mean to “Design, Test and Deploy” in Ohio?

Ohio has a leading innovation ecosystem in advanced mobility that makes it possible for you to do everything from research and development to real-world application in the state. Here’s what we mean when we say you can “design, test and deploy” in Ohio.


Ready to Get Started? Here’s What’s Next.

Let us put Ohio’s resources to work for you. But before we do, here is what happens first.


Investment Support


JobsOhio offers a variety of performance-based incentives to aid companies that are starting, relocating or expanding operations in the state. This funding can support workforce development, research and development, revitalization and other elements to help you grow your business in Ohio.

Sites and Buildings Initiatives

JobsOhio offers multiple initiatives related to site and building development. From readily available sites to help with site upgrades, find the support you need to choose a location, customize the facility and begin operations.


Jonathan Bridges
Jonathan Bridges
Managing Director
Automotive, Steel and White Goods

TRC’s New Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center is Ready for Action in Ohio

The state-of-the-art testing facility specifically for automated and connected vehicles opens its doors
August 8, 2019

The Transportation Research Center, North America’s largest automotive proving ground, cut the ribbon on its Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center. The SMARTCenter is designed to test advanced automotive and mobility technologies in a safe, secure and replicable real-world environment before the vehicles are deployed on public roads and highways.

Ohio Pushes Aerospace and Aviation Forward with Breakthroughs in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Ohio Pushes Aerospace and Aviation Forward with Breakthroughs in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Ohio offers unparalleled access to talent, resources and partnerships for expanding aerospace businesses
Glenn Richardson, managing director of advanced manufacturing, aerospace and aviation
October 25, 2019

In Ohio, our aerospace and aviation workforce and R&D, academic institutions, hundreds of suppliers and manufacturers, and cutting-edge advancements in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) make the state an unmatched location to expand and develop an aerospace company.



Pillar Technology prides itself on rapid innovation of the most complex technologies. The tech solutions company is rapidly evolving in its home state and nothing is slowing it down. The company’s latest venture is focused on today’s “space race” and smart mobility. Ohio is playing an important role in supporting Pillar’s momentum.



Steven Hong had achieved success as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley after getting his Ph.D. at Stanford. However, when he and his father, Lang Hong, (associate dean and professor of electrical engineering at Wright State University), had an inkling of an idea, he was drawn back to the Midwest. That was the start of Oculii.