Ohio is a driving force in the automotive industry on a massive scale. Ten different models are produced in six Ohio assembly plants, and in 2012 they produced nearly 1.4 million vehicles. Honda, Jeep, and Ford (to name just a few) have invested hundreds of millions in Ohio and earned billions back in world-class vehicle production.

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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.

Supply Chain

The constant motion of materials and product

Second in the U.S. for total tier-1 automotive suppliers

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

50% of all U.S. auto workers are employed in Ohio

Automotive manufacturing employment in Ohio grew at 13.9% between 2010 and 2012.


World-class logistics that help your business thrive

70% of light vehicle production is done in Ohio or within 500 miles of our borders

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.

Recent Investment

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.

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Site Selection

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.

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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.

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Kristi Tanner
Managing Director
Phone: 614-224-6446