An Ohio location can reduce supply chain disruptions and support business growth.
The pandemic has exposed America’s overreliance on foreign nations for critical goods. Lack of manufacturing capacity, broken supply chains, and ineffective stockpiles have led to critical goods shortages when supplies were most needed.
In times when supply chain disruptions can have global implications, companies may be seeking to reshore operations and find a suitable location that provides an open, secure, and cost-effective home for their supply chain.
The citizens, businesses, and government in Ohio have proved resourceful in the ability to innovate and come together to demonstrate that the state is a resilient and attractive location for investment.
Ohio’s business environment attracts global investment and fosters growth, while the state’s simplified tax structure, central location and affordable cost of doing business are catalysts for economic diversification and prosperity. Ohio’s manufacturing legacy and expertise contributes a skilled labor pool and training programs, as well as infrastructure to support new production facilities.
With just a one-day drive from more than 60% of the U.S. and Canadian populations, Ohio is a well-established base for companies moving goods around the globe, and an attractive location for establishing or expanding U.S. operations.
Many domestic and foreign companies are recognizing the strategic advantages of locating in the United States, such as protecting intellectual property, shortening supply chains, and shrinking wage differentials between the United States and other overseas locations.
Heartland Forward, with support from JobsOhio, has authored: Reshoring America: Can The Heartland Lead The Way? This report is a look into the advantages the U.S. Heartland has in leading reshoring initiatives.
Advanced Manufacturing and Packaging
Ohio isn’t just good at manufacturing, it’s a manufacturing leader with a legacy of making products that have a global reputation. Generations of manufacturing expertise have created the Ohio of today, with the state today boasting:
- A manufacturing workforce of over 700,000 — the third largest in the U.S.
- 240,000+ workers in 3D printing occupations at 673 establishments.
- No. 2 ranking in rubber output and No. 3 in plastics output, and No. 2 in the nation in raw steel production in 2019.