JobsOhio Board of Directors Hold Public Meeting in Dublin

Meeting Includes Review of Third Quarter 2015 Results and Introduction of New Board Member

DUBLIN — The JobsOhio Board of Directors held its quarterly public meeting at IBM's North American Analytics Center in Dublin. The meeting included a summary of the company's third quarter 2015 performance, the introduction of a new JobsOhio Board member, and an information technology update.

"In the third quarter, we worked with 67 companies that committed to create 5,064 new jobs and make capital investments totaling $533 million," said JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor. "Year-to-date, the shale energy, information technology, biohealth and food processing sectors are creating jobs with salaries averaging above $50,000, which reflects the quality of jobs and projects we are pursuing."

Minor cited Clopay Building Products, which will expand in Troy and add 205 new jobs; Assurex Health, Inc., which will add 150 jobs and double its biohealth workforce in Mason; and Corvac Composites, LLC, which will add 175 automotive supplier jobs in Greenfield as significant third quarter wins.

Minor and Chairman Jim Boland also welcomed Stephen E. Markovich, MD, as a new member of the JobsOhio Board of Directors. Markovich is Senior Vice President of Central Ohio Operations at OhioHealth, where he guides the operations and strategic development for the company's central Ohio hospitals, service lines and care sites. He is also a Brigadier General in the Ohio Air National Guard, where he serves as the Deputy Assistant Adjutant General for Air.

JobsOhio Managing Director for Information Technology Ted Griffith discussed the company's IT Industry strategy. Both Griffith and Ron Lovell, Vice President of IBM's North American Analytics Center, noted IT companies of all sizes are taking a closer look at Ohio when it comes to growth an investment. "Ohio has a thriving culture, outstanding infrastructure and the talent that tech companies need to be successful," said Griffith.

During a JobsOhio marketing update, JobsOhio Director of Marketing and Communications Scott Hanley presented an IT video that showed IT job creators touting Ohio's environment for success in tech, and a biohealth video that showed why Ohio is a national leader in biohealth innovation. Hanley said JobsOhio will leverage recent industry-leading corporate expansions in Ohio to show the world the new reality of the state's business strength.

The meeting also included a regional update from Columbus 2020 Vice President Patty Huddle. She highlighted the attraction of Sofidel Group, one of the world's leading paper manufacturers, to Greater Columbus. The Italian company chose Pickaway County for its first U.S. manufacturing facility in November.

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 jobsohio.com.

For more information, contact:
Matt Englehart, JobsOhio
(614) 300-1152
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