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.


World’s Largest Food Manufacturer to Expand in Solon

Nestlé USA commits 300+ jobs
February 9, 2017

Nestlé USA relocates 300 jobs from California to Solon, Ohio. This move strategically places more operations closer to its factories. Technical, production and supply chain roles add $41 million in new payroll and will join the existing 2,000 employees at the Northeast Ohio campus.


Smart Mobility Is In The Driver’s Seat In Central Ohio

$45 million state-of-the-art hub to provide connected and autonomous testing
January 26, 2017

The Transportation Research Center (TRC) will include a 540-acre Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center. The center will include testing of highly automated vehicles in a closed, safe and repeatable environment before being deployed into the real world.

U.S. Plastics Industry Seeing Growth in Employment, Plant Expansions

January 13, 2017

Plastics Industry Association report shows a positive outlook for the plastics industry with significant contributions from shale gas related investments. Employment increased 1.4 percent in 2015 and that the U.S. demand for plastics hit a record $295.4 billion.

Amcor Rigid Plastics Plans $40 Million Expansion at Ohio Manufacturing Facility

January 12, 2017

Expansion includes additional 126,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 85,000 square feet of warehouse space and a boost to the 148-person workforce.


Self-Driving Truck Puts Ohio at the Forefront of Innovative Transportation Technology

Ohio’s assets make it an ideal location for autonomous vehicle technology
January 12, 2017

Autonomous vehicles are no longer a futuristic concept. Self-driving trucks undergo a trial test in central Ohio on Route 33. Over 300 companies advancing sensor technology helped Columbus win the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge.

Paycor Commits to More Than 1,000 High-Paying Jobs in Greater Cincinnati Region

Homegrown Ohio Company Embraces Innovation to Redefine HR and Payroll Services
December 19, 2016

Paycor is a trusted partner to small and medium-sized businesses, providing solutions that make it easier for businesses to oversee their people. Paycor will expand in Cincinnati area, invest $8 million and add 1000+ jobs.