Ohio is recognized as a central business location with unbeatable access to your customers. When considering your logistics needs, Ohio’s central location and established infrastructure make it a natural choice for you to do business.
The state’s transportation systems are strong and well connected, from roads and rails to air and water. Importing and exporting is also cheaper and easier thanks to 10 foreign trade zones that lower the cost of doing business on a global scale.
Headquarters & Consulting
Ohio is a headquarter state. We rank fifth in the nation for the number of headquarters on the Fortune 500. Ohio is home to 54 Fortune 1,000 companies, 27 of which are in the Fortune 500. The state also has a high number of divisional and regional offices.
Some of the best-known national and international brands headquartered in Ohio include Procter & Gamble, Limited Brands, Wendy’s International, Victoria’s Secret, Goodyear, Progressive Insurance, and American Electric Power.
R & D
Anchored by a range of large research universities, private corporations, leading medical facilities, and one of the country’s largest U.S. Air Force bases, R&D activity occurs in every corner of Ohio. We’re home to Battelle Memorial Institute, the largest non-profit R&D organization in the world and a principal in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
17% of All Clinical Trials in the U.S. are hosted right here in Ohio, ranking us 1st in the Midwest U.S. and 7th nationally.
Have no fear — Ohio offers motivated, experienced people to help keep any business running smoothly. Back office business functions in Ohio include the administrative and business support services so critical to day-to-day operations. Expertise in general management, personnel administration, clerical activities, and more are integral to every sector of the Ohio economy.
Six Regions, One Goal: Your Success
Ohio's six geographic regions form The JobsOhio Network, a partnership of economic development experts with a single mission: Connecting you with the local contacts and expertise you need.
- Explore expansion or relocation options.
- Tap incentives and funding options.
- Meet the leaders experiencing success in these regions.
- Save time and effort. Find the region that's just right.