Foreign Direct Investment in Ohio
For over 40 years, companies around the world have chosen to call Ohio their home. These international companies are a welcomed and valued part of the state’s economy.
Ohio has attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) from companies in Europe, Asia, and other regions worldwide. With the help of JobsOhio, the state’s private nonprofit economic development corporation, international companies like yours can benefit from Ohio’s strengths as well as tailored services and incentives to support your investment in the state.
FDI in Ohio
- Ohio ranks 4th in the U.S. in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects, according to Site Selection Magazine (2020).
- Since 2013, JobsOhio and its partners have completed over 430 international corporate projects involving $10 billion in capital investment and over 28,000 jobs.
- JobsOhio and its partners provide service to over 50 international companies, approximately 40% from Europe, 40% from Asia and the remaining 20% being related to Canada, and other international markets.
“We selected this location because the region offered a site that was ready for our company to start up immediately, and we definitely saw a favorable business environment. In our business, geographical proximity to OEMs is significantly important because we produce large components, meaning the cost of logistics is critical. We see this location as ideal for our customers to the north and south.”
FDI Success in Ohio
Read some of these stories of successful investment in Ohio by companies worldwide. Click the logos below to read.
Ohio’s FDI Advantages
Ohio has four main strengths that catalyze success for companies of all sizes in every industry.
Ohio’s geographic location and infrastructure are among the best in the U.S., offering you the flexibility and speed to reach customers and suppliers quickly and cost effectively.
Foreign Direct Investment Support
JobsOhio offers a variety of performance-based incentives to assist 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 Building Incentives
JobsOhio offers multiple initiatives related to site and building development. From readily available sites to assistance for site upgrades, find the support you need to choose a location, customize the facility and begin operations.