JobsOhio Projects Win Community Impact Awards
Fuyao and General Electric Projects Praised for Positive Impacts in Moraine and Cincinnati
COLUMBUS – JobsOhio and its Network Partners have been recognized with two 2014 Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Awards for winning both the Fuyao Glass America (Fuyao) project in Moraine and the General Electric (GE) project in Cincinnati. The awards are presented annually by Trade & Industry Development magazine.
“The Fuyao and GE wins are a result of working closely with our Regional Network partners and building strong relationships with these two global companies,” said JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor. “These significant investments demonstrate confidence in Ohio and the workforces in Moraine and Cincinnati.”
In January of 2014, Fuyao announced the company would locate its first North American auto glass manufacturing facility in the General Motors assembly plant in Moraine and committed to bring 800 jobs and $200 million in investment there. In January of 2015, the company announced its plans to bring an additional 750 jobs and $130 million in capital investment to Moraine, bringing the total number of jobs committed to 1,550 and total capital investment to $360 million at the facility.
“The Dayton Region is a premier place to do business,” said Jeff Hoagland, Dayton Development Coalition President and CEO. “Beyond our top notch facilities, our community’s ability to work together at every level – state, region, county, city – creates a business climate that’s second to none. That’s why this project represents the largest Chinese investment in the State of Ohio’s history, and one of the largest in the nation.”
In April of 2014, GE chose Cincinnati for its new U.S. Global Services Center, where it is expected to invest $106.8 million and has committed to create at least 1,400 jobs.
“REDI Cincinnati is excited to be part of GE’s plans for the future. GE’s decision to grow where they already have infrastructure is a huge boost to our local economy,” said Johnna Reeder, President and CEO of REDI Cincinnati. “A win like this demonstrates the advantages of living and working in the Cincinnati Region, as our unbelievable pro-business climate gets discovered by more companies every day.”
With more than 400 submissions from throughout North America, the Ohio projects were chosen as two of only 15 winners in the Impact Division of the CiCi Awards, according to the magazine. For a full list of those recipients, visit http://www.tradeandindustrydev.com/tid/cici- awards/2015-cici-awards-community-impact-category-10120.
About 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 at jobs-ohio.com.
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Matt Englehart, JobsOhio