Ohio Earns #2 Spot in Site Selection Magazine's Annual Governor's Cup

For the second year in a row, Ohio earned the second highest ranking in Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup overall rankings.

Ohio Earns Number Two Spot Overall and Per Capita in Site Selection Magazine’s Annual Governor’s Cup

Several Ohio Cities Earn Top Ten Recognition

COLUMBUS – For the second year in a row, Ohio earned the second highest ranking in Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup overall rankings. With 480 new projects, the Buckeye State also placed second in the inaugural per capita rankings.

“Growing facilities means growing jobs, and we are pleased that Ohio is once again named a top state for new and expanding businesses,” said John Minor, JobsOhio’s President and Chief Investment Officer. “With help from our regional Network partners, we are grabbing the attention of job creators here at home and throughout the world who continue to discover that Ohio is a premier state for locating and growing a successful business.”

In addition to its top two placement in the Governor’s Cup, Ohio ranked first in the magazine’s East North Central Region. Two of Ohio’s major metropolitans, Cincinnati and Columbus, were ranked in the ‘Top 10 Metro Areas’ for new and expanded corporate facilities for 2013.

Wooster, Ohio took the number one slot in the magazine’s ranking of Top Micropolitans – cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people that cover at least one county. Following closely were Findlay, Fremont, Tiffin, and Wilmington. No other state had more micropolitans in the top ten listing.

The magazine has awarded the Governor’s Cup annually since 1978 to the U.S. state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities as tracked by Conway Data Inc.'s New Plant Database. It cited Ohio’s 480 new projects as the reason for the lofty ranking.

For more information about Site Selection magazine’s other annual awards, and to see a full list of the honorees, visit SiteSelection.com.

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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