Insight from the experts.

JobsOhio’s managing directors and other senior level team members are experts in business and industry with decades of experience at some of the world’s leading companies. Our executives regularly publish blogs that provide valuable insight, expert commentary and general information about topics relevant to Ohio economic development. Their thought leadership helps business leaders – both those in Ohio and those thinking about coming to Ohio – learn about and understand the benefits of doing business in Ohio.

An Ohio State University student receives instruction on manufacturing equipment at Ohio State’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence.

Inspire the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Manufacturing Day celebrates modern manufacturing
Glenn Richardson, Managing Director of Advanced Manufacturing, JobsOhio
July 14, 2017

As baby boomers retire, younger members of the workforce are needed to fill in this “skills gap.” Not only is there a growing need for workers, these workers must also be highly skilled. To answer the call, manufacturers must wipe away false perceptions of modern manufacturing and show audiences that manufacturing is a great career. This is why Manufacturing Day is important.


Global Engagement Bringing Jobs and Innovation to Ohio

SelectUSA presence brings international attention to Ohio
Andrew Deye, Senior Director, JobsOhio
June 19, 2017

Foreign companies are crucial to Ohio's economy. Ohio has seen an impressive amount of growth in part because of their continuous investments in the state's economy. In order to maintain a healthy relationship with foreign investors, Ohio will have a strong presence at the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit.

Ohio’s Tax Policy About Results, Not Philosophies

Doing what actually works, not what is assumed to work
Lee Crume, Director, Global Business Development, JobsOhio
May 24, 2017

Ohio’s tax climate is extremely favorable to businesses, especially smaller businesses and it is better to do what will have proven positive results rather than make assumptions. The success of businesses in Ohio is evidence that Ohio's tax system is working.

JobsOhio Launches New and Improved Site-Selection Tools

Users have access to comprehensive data for site-selection decision
Kristi Clouse, Executive Director of Operations, JobsOhio
April 24, 2017

ZoomProspector offers users access to a comprehensive library of information on commercial and industrial sites, demographics data, workforce numbers and other information in order to help companies make strategic choices during the site-selection process.


Commitment to Technology in Ohio Gives Companies a Competitive Edge

Tech connects Ohio industry and academia
David Hudak, Ph.D., interim executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, and Paul Schopis, interim executive director of OARnet
February 13, 2017

OARnet and OSC offer Ohio companies and universities high-performance computing resources in addition to high-speed connectivity to support research and collaboration.


Top Business Climate Meets Excellent Talent Pool

Ohio is a one-stop-shop for European investors
Glenn Richardson, Managing Director for Advanced Manufacturing, JobsOhio
January 17, 2017

Ohio’s large workforce, favorable business climate, proximity to suppliers and integrated transportation infrastructure help explain why Ohio is attractive to European companies. Ohio is consistently ranked one of the top investment locations, especially for advanced manufacturing operations, plastics and rubber product manufacturers.