Manufacturing Next Generation Innovation
Ohio is a global leader in advancing next-generation manufacturing via a connected innovation network.
Companies from around the world are finding that Ohio offers high-value advantages at a low cost of doing business. In Ohio, companies can:
Partner with four of the Manufacturing USA institutes. Take advantage of Ohio’s participation with these institutes and over $10 billion in R&D investment to fast track innovation and commercialization of new products.
Innovate new products. Companies here are making advancements in additive manufacturing, automation and advanced materials such as carbon fiber and other composites.
Maintain quality with a robust talent pool. Ohio colleges and universities produce more than 10,000 engineers and engineer technicians annually.
Be in close proximity to markets, partners and customers. Ohio is located within 600 miles of 60 percent of the North American population, saving companies time and money when transporting goods and collaborating with partners.
In 2014, German automotive supplier Borgers AG began searching for a location to build its second North American manufacturing facility. Werner Borgers, company CEO and a fifth-generation member of its founding family, had just started thinking about the search when representatives from JobsOhio came to his company’s headquarters in Bocholt, Germany.
Ohio has an array of research resources, collaboration opportunities and benefits that make Ohio the place to be for the rapidly evolving world of modern manufacturing. Whether a company is looking for workforce or R&D, they'll find it in Ohio.
Ohio Company’s Apprentice Program Trains Today’s Manufacturing Talent for Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Jobs
Companies are adopting advanced manufacturing technologies, but don't have the workforce with the skills to operate the new technology. German-based Festo’s workforce training program combines an associate degree, skills training and on-the-job experience.