JobsOhio Holds 1st Board Meeting of 2013 in Columbus

Meeting highlighted soon-to-be released 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Strategic Plan.


Highlighted soon-to-be released 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Strategic Plan

COLUMBUS – The JobsOhio board of directors held its first board meeting of 2013 yesterday at Columbus State Community College’s Center for Workforce Development. The meeting spotlighted JobsOhio’s 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Strategic Plan.

With its state and regional partners, JobsOhio worked with 275 companies in 2012 that committed to create 20,942 new jobs, retain 54,648 jobs, and make $5.8 billion in new capital investment.

“JobsOhio’s first full year was one of significant accomplishments and we feel good about the organization’s progress in 2012,” said John Minor, President and Chief Investment Officer for JobsOhio.

Accomplishments noted by Minor included implementation of its initial strategic plan, completion of it regional network partnership, and launch of its statewide and national ThriveInOhio advertising campaign.

During the meeting, Minor also provided a summary of the recently completed transfer of the State’s wholesale liquor enterprise to JobsOhio. Through the 25-year franchise of the State’s liquor enterprise, JobsOhio will have a dedicated and sustainable funding source for carrying out its mission to lead economic development and job growth. Additionally, this transaction gives JobsOhio the ability to build out its team and resources to support that mission.

JobsOhio was created by Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly in 2011 to lead economic development and job creation for Ohio. Its success is tied to the partnership with the six- region JobsOhio Network. At a global level, JobsOhio is pursuing markets that match the state’s industry strengths. With this overarching strategy JobsOhio is positioned to help improve the state’s economic climate, foster job creation, and attract new capital investment. 

For more information, contact:

Matt Englehart, JobsOhio

(614) 300-1152

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