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.

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New Economic Development Guide Highlights Ohio’s Thriving Business Environment

Guide showcases success stories of capital investments in Ohio
Andrew Deye, senior director, JobsOhio
December 5, 2017

In recent years, Ohio has climbed toward the top of national rankings for its business climate and desirable assets for companies. Conway Global and JobsOhio have partnered on an investment guide filled with case studies, success stories and facts about what is going on throughout the state and why Ohio is great for businesses.

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Keidanren Visit Reinforces Ohio’s Value to International Companies

Companies Across the Globe are Investing in Ohio
Andrew Deye, senior director of strategy, sales and research, JobsOhio
November 28, 2017

Ohio’s business climate attracts companies worldwide. Japan, like many countries that have invested in Ohio, has witnessed the success of Japanese investments in the state. As a result, Japan places high value on the relationship it has with Ohio stakeholders. Keidanren, the Japan Business Federation, visited Ohio to build on an already strong relationship between the state and Japanese business leaders, citing that Ohio is their most important partnership.

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North America’s Largest Independent Proving Grounds: The Transportation Research Center

The heart of North American automotive research since the 1970s
Kristi Tanner, senior managing director of automotive, JobsOhio
November 20, 2017

Practically everything in the automotive industry has passed through the Transportation Research Center (TRC) since the 1970s. Situated in the midst of automotive technology, discovery and manufacturing, TRC is 4,500 acres dedicated to exploring automotive innovation.

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There’s No Place Better than Ohio for Smart Mobility

Ohio has the right mix of resources to research, test and, ultimately, bring to market smart mobility technologies
Kristi Tanner, senior managing director of automotive, JobsOhio
November 20, 2017

Ohio’s mix of industry, university, nonprofit and government partners are coming together to create a living lab for autonomous and connected vehicles. The innovation is contagious and its benefits are continuing to attract companies exploring smart mobility.

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Ohio Innovates, Thanks to JobsOhio R&D Center Grants

Goal for grant is to create innovative products, services and jobs.
Andrew Deye, senior director of strategy, sales & research, JobsOhio
November 17, 2017

The R&D Center Grant Program allows JobsOhio to make strategic investments in new R&D centers that support our targeted industries and the evolution of the Ohio economy. Since its inception, four R&D centers representing an array of industries have been announced, with more deals expected in the coming months.

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Ohio: America’s Innovation Corridor

A strong IT innovation network drives the evolution of smart mobility
Milind Paranjape, director of information technology, JobsOhio
November 13, 2017

Ohio supports a strong network of academic institutions, research facilities and businesses that collaborate, discover and commercialize new innovation. In the age of smart transportation, Ohio’s collaborative IT innovation network plays a large role in the technology that powers automated and autonomous vehicles, among other things.