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Ohio continues to be recognized as a premier location for economic development in the U.S. Strong, statewide partnerships facilitate capital investment and job growth through leveraging Ohio's advantages. Read the latest news about these collaborative efforts throughout Ohio.

JobsOhio provides an R&D Center Grant to support Ohio expansion

Weastec, Inc. Invests $3 Million for New Research, Development and Testing in Ohio

JobsOhio provides an R&D Center Grant to support Ohio expansion
June 21, 2018

A Japanese auto parts company plans to take its company to the next level by making automotive technological advances right here in Ohio. Weastec, Inc. announced plans to invest more than $3 million to expand in central Ohio with its first-ever R&D center in the United States.

Columbus-Based Root Insurance Announces Significant Expansion in Ohio

Columbus-Based Root Insurance Announces Significant Expansion in Ohio

Insurtech disruptor plans to grow its workforce by more than 500 percent over the next three years
June 8, 2018

Root Insurance is a fast-growing insurtech company that provides customers a personalized car insurance rate based primarily on their driving behaviors. Founded in Ohio in 2015, Root Insurance is now available in 17 states. To meet the growing demand for its product, Root recently announced a significant expansion in Ohio. The company credits its choice to reinvest in Columbus to the quality of the region’s workforce and the city’s rapidly growing reputation as a tech startup hub.

Dollar Tree is Bringing 400 Jobs to Morrow County

Dollar Tree is Bringing 400 Jobs to Morrow County

Discount retailer will invest $125 million to build distribution center
May 31, 2018

Dollar Tree, one of the nation’s largest discount retailers, is building a distribution center in Morrow County. The company is investing $125 million to build the 1.2-million-square-foot facility, which will create 400 jobs. Dollar Tree was attracted to the site because it offers easy access to both its network of stores and a large and available talent pool.

Spray Products Acquires New Facility with Revitalization Support

Spray Products Acquires New Facility with Revitalization Support

Revitalized site meets expansion needs of rapidly growing company
May 7, 2018

Spray Products Corp. has acquired a facility in Medina to accommodate its rapid expansion. Local, regional and state partners came together to support the revitalization of a vacant Valspar spray facility, which is an ideal fit for Spray Products’ production needs.

Kadant Consolidates Manufacturing and Office Operations

Kadant Consolidates Manufacturing and Office Operations

Manufacturer consolidates national and international business in Ohio
May 3, 2018

Kadant Black Clawson has opened a new facility in Lebanon, Ohio. The facility is a consolidation of office and manufacturing operations from facilities in Alabama, Sweden and around Ohio. Kadant Black Clawnson believes this will improve operating efficiencies, give them access to quality talent and be able to accommodate future expansion.

Ohio's Biomedical Industry Is a Leader in the Midwest

Ohio's Biomedical Industry Is a Leader in the Midwest

BioEnterprise's report of Midwest biomedical investments ranks Ohio one of the leaders
April 23, 2018

BioEnterprise's Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report 2017 shows Ohio with high biomedical investment numbers. Large investments and numerous new deals reinforce that Ohio is an authority in health care.