JobsOhio Board of Directors Hold Public Meeting

JobsOhio’s Board of Directors held a public meeting on Friday where discussion included strategic issues around the private economic development corporation’s efforts to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio.

JOBSOHIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS HOLDS PUBLIC MEETING AT CINCINNATI CHAMBER

GE Announcement, Monthly Metrics Reporting among Items Discussed

COLUMBUS – JobsOhio’s Board of Directors held a public meeting on Friday at the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce where discussion included strategic issues around the private economic development corporation’s efforts to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio.

John Minor, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer, highlighted the firm’s recently released 2013 Annual Report and 2014 Strategic Plan. He noted that in 2013 JobsOhio worked with 258 companies that committed to create and retain 88,000 jobs for Ohioans and make $3.6 billion in new capital investment.

“Our fourth quarter metrics were up, creating momentum as we moved into 2014. We also are seeing some significant wins come out of a very strong pipeline of projects, including the recent announcement by GE to create 1,400 jobs in Southwest Ohio.”

Minor provided a recap of 2013 financial highlights, and identified industry catalysts that align with JobsOhio’s strategies.

JobsOhio Senior Managing Director Mark Patton discussed Ohio's strength in the area of big data, or data analytics, which has the potential to be a catalyst for greater economic growth in Ohio and across the country.

During the meeting, REDI Cincinnati Interim Executive Director Matt Davis provided Board members with a regional update. He said that GE will break ground this summer and expects the operations center to be fully operational by 2017. Davis also introduced Johnna Reeder, who on May 5 will become the new Executive Director for REDI Cincinnati.

Don Grubbs, general counsel for JobsOhio, introduced Claudia Herrington, the firm’s first director of compliance and a key addition to his team. Grubbs also highlighted the implementation of monthly metrics reporting on JobsOhio’s website. The postings show executed agreements with companies that have received grant or loan assistance from JobsOhio.

JobsOhio is a private, non-profit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts.

Learn more about JobsOhio at jobs-ohio.com.


For more information, contact:

Matt Englehart, JobsOhio

(614) 300-1152

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