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Ohio Is for Leaders

Some states are built for followers. We’re building for leaders.

Whether you run a start-up, have an established enterprise, or are looking for a new career path, Ohio’s incentives, business-friendly tax structure, workforce, and quality of life make it the right choice for business leaders and families alike. Leaders like tech-giant Intel have already chosen Ohio. Scroll down to learn why Ohio is the preferred destination for business and better living.

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When you hit your last straw moment, Ohio is here

It can take big, coastal city transplants some time to adjust to the more affordable, better quality of life in Ohio. That’s where N’Ope comes in: New Ohioans Processing Everything.

Watch the full series here and tweet us your “that’s-it-I’m-out-of-here” moment with #LastStrawStory.

Scroll down to learn more about starting or growing your business in Ohio, or click here to discover why living and working in the state is just… better.

Ohio by the Numbers

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0%

Ohio has a 0% state tax on corporate income, R&D investments, and goods & products sold out of state.

Source: Ohio Department of Taxation

$4.9B

From 2012 to 2017, Ohio cut taxes by $4.9 billion – the largest total tax cut in the U.S.

Source: Ohio OBM

134%

Ohio’s venture capital growth was 134% between 2017 and 2019, nearly 3x the regional average (47%) and the national average (57%).

Source: JobsOhio

60%

Thanks to Ohio’s centralized location, 60% of the U.S. and Canadian population lives within a day’s drive of the state.

Source: JobsOhio

4

Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton are all listed as top-10 cities for millennial homebuyers, giving Ohio more top-10 cities than any other state.

Source: The Clever Data Center, June 2020

34

Ohio has climbed 34 spots in Chief Executive Magazine’s 50 Best States for Business rankings since 2011.

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Fast-track your progress in Ohio

JobsOhio provides funding to help qualified businesses that:

  • Expand, relocate, or build additional headquarters or operation locations.
  • Create corporate R&D centers.
  • Develop employees and training programs.

Hear it from other leaders

Ohio has been a great place to do business, serve customers, and create jobs.
Alicia Boler Davis
VP of global Customer Fulfillment, Amazon
We chose Ohio because of the business-friendly environment, the vibrant local community, [and] access to a rich and growing talent pool.
Bala Ramaiah
CEO & Founder ISSQUARED, Inc., 2020
The decision to build the new Acura NSX in Ohio was a no-brainer. You have the greatest collection of engineering, manufacturing and R&D talent in the world in one place.
Clement D’Souza
Chief Engineer, Honda Performance Manufacturing Center
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