Automotive Powerhouse


Ohio is a well-known authority in the automotive industry. Its people, companies and organizations continue to design, engineer and make what moves the world.

Ohio is proud of its claim as an automotive powerhouse. Located among the largest concentration of North American automotive assets, companies in Ohio have easy access to in-state and out-of-state aspects of the automotive market, including customers, research resources, and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. In Ohio, a wide variety of companies and organizations collaborate to push the possibilities of automotive vehicles and components. Supported by a world-renowned logistics infrastructure, manufacturers and suppliers in Ohio can move products faster and to more places at a lower cost.

In Ohio, companies can:

  • Access the automotive supply chain. Ohio is home to six OEMs, 13 percent of all U.S. automotive suppliers and the second highest number of final assembly plants in the U.S.
  • Take advantage of an innovation ecosystem. Ohio offers next-generation resources and collaborative partners investing in new technologies and improving traditional advancements.
  • Find skilled, experienced employees. Ohio’s large, experienced and well-trained automotive workforce means companies can find the talent they need.
  • Seize a competitive business climate. Low taxes and healthy state finances encourage investment and reduce the cost of doing business.

For those seeking automotive innovation and growth, connect with our automotive leadership team to learn how you can make Ohio home.

Managing Directors

Kristi Tanner
Senior Managing Director
Think Automotive, Think Ohio
Think Automotive, Think Ohio

Think Automotive, Think Ohio

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