Go where you know things get built right
In 2012 Ohio’s automotive OEMs produced more than 1.4 million vehicles. Car makers had a strong 2012 in Ohio selling 15.8 million vehicles.
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
Automotive manufacturing employment in Ohio grew at 13.9% between 2010 and 2012.
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.
Proving this industry is here to stay
More than $3 billion was committed to investment by 75 automotive industry companies from 2008-2011, as recorded by the Ohio Development Services Agency. More than 9,466 new jobs and 3.23 million square feet of space are anticipated when the projects are completed.
Narrow your building and location choices
Discover why Site Selection magazine picked Ohio as the top state to locate a business five out of the past seven years. 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.
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.
2nd in the U.S. for total tier-1 automotive suppliers.
Automotive parts manufacturing sites in Ohio represents 9.4 percent of all such establishments in North America — second in the U.S. Employment at these establishments is a robust 59,168 people.
Ohio automotive assembly plants produce some of the best-selling cars in North America. From 2011 to 2012, employment in Ohio assembly plants rose from 19,800 to 20,200.
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.