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Why Ohio

As the 7th largest economy in the U.S., Ohio has its advantages.

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We make investments that make Ohio more competitive

Ohio’s thriving business landscape is not a product of pure chance. We make it our mission to invest in the state’s most valuable assets to ensure the long-term success of the companies, talent, and investors that come here from around the world. Our project-ready sites, modern logistics and distribution infrastructure, diverse urban ecosystems, cutting-edge Innovation Districts, and skilled workforce training and job-matching initiatives come coupled with an extensive array of loans and grants programs for enterprises and entrepreneurs eager to grow. Add one of the lowest costs of doing business in the nation with thriving communities and an unmatched quality of life, and you can understand why Ohio consistently ranks as one of the best states for business.

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Why Ohio is Right for Business

Ohio’s spirit of innovation drives thriving industries and local job markets ripe with opportunity.

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