Serious focus on advanced manufacturing
In just the last two years, 10 leading companies alone announced major investments for iron, steel and related foundry production in Ohio.
Find Your Edge in Ohio
Offshore manufacturing can’t compete with the high quality control standards you’ll find in Ohio or its cost effective labor rates. Companies are experiencing the value in bringing advanced manufacturing jobs back to Ohio. Ford Motor Company recently moved its operations to Ohio for its skilled workforce and logistical advantages.
Output on a massive scale
Ohio is the 3rd largest overall source of iron and steel in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ohio ranks first in the U.S. in production of ferroalloys, the mixture of molten iron with one or more elements to make steel.
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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Attract and retain the talent you need
More than 110,000 Ohioans are employed in the advanced manufacturing sector, resulting in a Gross State Product of more than $13.6 billion. Our more than 1,600 related firms are located throughout the state.
Get your products to market & your people on the move
Ohio ranked 2nd in CNBC’s 2010 study of state transportation systems for its infrastructure, vitality, quality roads, and ability to cost-effectively ship goods by land, air, and water.
Ohio’s intermodal transport opportunities provide seamless air-to-rail, air-to-highway and air-to-water connectivity.
Cheaper, easier engagement with the world
Cut overhead costs and increase profits by locating in one of Ohio’s 10 Foreign Trade Zones.
Ohio Foreign-Trade Zone Factsheet (257KB PDF)
World-class logistics that help your business
Get to market faster. 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.
Leverage Industry Leaders in Ohio
Ohio’s manufacturing sector produces about $80 billion worth of goods each year. Advanced manufacturing thrives in Ohio. Here are just a few industry leaders that continue to experience success in our state.
World-class, Columbus-based EWI has spun off a range of profitable advanced manufacturing companies, including Fabrisonic, which offers a new engineering technology used by heavy manufacturers and the aerospace and automotive industries.