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Investing Today in Ohio’s Prosperous Future

We Are Ohio’s Competitive Advantage

JobsOhio, the state’s unique private economic development corporation, acts as a catalyst for high-growth business investments and job creation that are helping propel the state’s ingenuity and ambitions forward. Founded 11 years ago, JobsOhio is a first-of-its-kind, state-authorized, nonprofit built with private stable financial resources, seasoned professionals with private sector expertise, and the long-term investment outlook needed to attract, retain, and expand businesses, payrolls, and career opportunities across the state.


JobsOhio’s programs and development-ready sites empower world-class corporations, entrepreneurs, and talented individuals to build their businesses and careers in Ohio. We collaborate with Ohio’s regional economic development organizations, academic institutions, federal installations, business sector organizations, and the State of Ohio to deliver comprehensive programs and investment initiatives that incubate innovations, enable sustainable economic growth, and enhance the quality of life for Ohioans through the power and dignity of work.



Explore Our Strategic Initiatives



Prepare job-ready sites for companies seeking to establish or expand operations in the state.



Establish Ohio on the leading edge of technology and attract the best and brightest companies and talent to drive Ohio’s future.



Attract, retain, upskill, and reskill Ohio’s workforce and attract in-demand talent to the state.



Invest in underrepresented populations and geographies and connect people to career-building resources.


Driven by Our Shared Values

Act with Integrity

Value All People

Make a Difference

JobsOhio 10-Year Results (2011 - 2020)

Accountability & Transparency

Highest standards of accountability, transparency, ethical conduct, and responsible practices
A trusted partner
Complete public reporting of how JobsOhio spends private dollars
The JobsOhio team is comprised of many experts to support business development and economic growth across the state

Unique Funding Model

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit corporation wholly funded by an independent private source –the profits from the JobsOhio Beverage System (JOBS) liquor enterprise –that JobsOhio purchased in 2013 and manages today.


JOBS liquor profits provide a stable funding source which allows JobsOhio to utilize a longer-term horizon for funding economic development activities. No public or taxpayer dollars are used.

JobsOhio Funding Model infographic
Accountability and Reporting Summary

JobsOhio holds itself to the highest standards of accountability, transparency, ethical conduct and responsible business practices.

One Mission, One State

Our regional network of six economic development partners is key to the state’s success. Each region’s unique strengths, perspective, and experience come together to strategically serve companies strategically.