Where Digital Innovators Take The Initiative
For innovative Information Technology companies looking to expand or locate operations, Ohio offers access to top tech talent, a cost-effective business environment and a collaborative tech community to help you succeed. Ohio is a top destination for innovative companies looking to locate by offering top assets and resources:
- Foundation for the Future: 25 higher education institutions with cyber security programs and 17 offering data analytics. Each year hundreds of IT, math and science graduates are added to the 270,000 already working in technology.
- Top Talent: Our workforce can raise the bar while lowering your operating costs. Through our established community of tech talent, and the thousands joining their ranks every year, businesses that operate in Ohio have access to a deep talent pool that delivers more quality, more diversity and more affordability.
- Millennial Tech Talent: Three top-25 ranked cities attracting in-demand, millennial tech talent: Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus. Time Magazine ranked Columbus the 3rd best city for millennials.
- Entrepreneur Ecosystem: Over 25 accelerators and incubators, 15 Angel funds, and 15 venture capital funds.
- Tech’s Biggest Names: Amazon Web Services (AWS) located its most recent cluster of data centers in central Ohio. Others include IBM, Alliance Data, Oracle, Hyland, and Teradata.
Ohio's Commitment to Technology Gives Companies a Competitive Edge
At a time when businesses rely on digital, fiber and cloud resources to innovate at faster speeds than ever before, Ohio organizations have the benefit of two unique and powerful state assets: The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet).
The two entities have continually grown in reach and capabilities as business needs and technology have evolved. Celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year, OSC and OARnet together represent an exceptional pair of Ohio assets made possible by more than $100 million in state investments. That’s significant money that businesses and research partners located elsewhere must spend themselves.