JobsOhio Board of Directors Hold Public Meeting
JobsOhio Board of Directors held a public meeting Tuesday in Columbus to discuss strategic and operational matters regarding the economic development corporation’s efforts to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio.
JOBSOHIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEET IN COLUMBUS FOR QUARTERLY PUBLIC BOARD MEETING
Highlights included recent job wins for Ohio and an update on the state’s polymer industry
COLUMBUS – The JobsOhio Board of Directors held its quarterly public meeting yesterday at the Columbus Foundation in Columbus where it discussed a number of strategic and operational matters regarding the economic development corporation’s efforts to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio.
JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor provided board members with a recap of the corporation’s first quarter results, which included project metrics and an update on the performance of the liquor enterprise.
“JobsOhio continues to build momentum and our pipeline of projects is strong,” said Minor. “When looking over the last year-and-a-half, this most recent quarter is our highest with companies committing to create 5,722 new jobs and make capital investments of $1.7 billion.”
Governor John Kasich offered remarks at the start of the meeting, noting that some of the most significant job wins for Ohio happened in the last few months. This includes Alliance Data Systems, which announced during an event yesterday with Governor Kasich, JobsOhio, Columbus 2020, the City of Columbus, and others that it would create 700 new jobs and invest more than $24 million at its Columbus campus.
Kenny McDonald, CEO of JobsOhio Network partner Columbus 2020, provided a brief update on the organization’s job creation efforts in its 11-county region. McDonald also announced that Site Selection Magazine will hold its first-ever Trust Belt Conference in Columbus next spring, bringing together thought leaders, elected officials, and CEOs from a 10-state region for an economic development discussion.
The meeting also included a presentation by Bruce Fawcett, Executive Director of PolymerOhio. Fawcett provided an overview of the growth opportunities that exist within Ohio’s polymer industry as a result of regional petrochemical investments in the Utica and Marcellus shale natural gas formations.
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