Go where you know things get built right
More than 1.1 million light vehicles & trucks were produced in Ohio in 2010. Three plants alone assembled more than 510,000 vehicles — more than 1/6 of total U.S. output, including some of the nation’s best sellers: Honda Accords and CRVs, Jeep Wranglers and Ford Econoline vans.
The constant motion of materials and product
340+ fast-moving companies want to do business with you. Ohio is home to nearly 10% of all North American Tier-1 Automotive suppliers, totaling nearly 350 businesses.
Attract and retain the talent you need
Our workers, engineers and management know how to get cars made — on a massive scale.
Keep more of your revenue
In the last five years, Ohio has lowered business tax burdens by more than half, eliminating taxes on inventory, corporate income and investments in equipment.
Effective tax rate on new investment in Ohio, ranking Ohio 3rd in the U.S. based on recent analysis by Ernst & Young.
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World-class logistics that help your business thrive
Get to market faster: Anywhere in this state you’ll have easy access to profitable automotive markets. Ohio is recognized globally for its fast, effective routing of goods and services worldwide. Multi modal and centrally located, Ohio’s logistical infrastructure is designed to move parts and products in and out remarkably fast.
Narrow your building and location choices
Discover why Site Selection magazine picked Ohio as the top state to locate a business four years in a row. JobsOhio Consultants will quickly provide the economic, geographic and other data you need to make an informed decision, and connect you with the industry, funding and political partners you need to move fast.
Join the international automotive community
Honda’s Marysville, Ohio, facility the third highest-volume automotive plan in the U.S. Dozens of companies (or their subsidiaries) from 11 nations employ more than 41,000 people in assembly and parts production in Ohio; 13 of them are on Fortune’s Global 500 list.
Proving this industry is here to stay
More than $2 billion was committed to investment by 93 automotive industry companies from 2006-2009, as recorded by the Ohio Department of Development. More than 6,600 new jobs and 3.52 million square feet of space are anticipated when the projects are completed.
Aligned with the demands of modern business
Ohio’s public and private universities supply well-prepared employees to our workforce. And robust academic/industry collaboration helps commercialize technology and spur innovation. You’ll find automotive-related programs at several institutions, including:
Founded in 1991, OSU’s Center for Automotive Research educates tomorrow’s automotive leaders. The Center focuses on the technology of energy, safety and the environment — an interdisciplinary approach that’s critical to the development of future automotive systems.
Maximize your marketability
The spirit of cooperation and collaboration within Ohio’s automotive community – both in business and in higher education – is central to our industry leading position.
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These and other global corporations have significant operations in Ohio.
Automotive parts manufacturing sites in Ohio represents 9.8 percent of all such establishments in North America — second in the U.S. Employment at these establishments is a robust 56,000 people.
Ohio automotive assembly plants produce some of the best-selling cars in North America. From November 2009 to November 2010, employment in Ohio assembly plants rose from 13,300 to 19,700.
From plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to product engineering and prototype development, Ohio’s automotive research and development community is driving the next phase of auto innovation. Ohio is home to cutting-edge R&D facilities like the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research and Honda R&D of America, to name a few.