Economic Development

Ohio Takes 2nd in Site Selection Ranking

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio ranked second in both the overall rankings and per capita rankings in Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup, JobsOhio announced today. The state’s 582 projects were cited as the reason for the ranking.

It is the second consecutive year Ohio earned the second-place slot in the annual listing. Texas claimed the top spot on the list, with 689 projects.

“Our consistent high ranking shows that more job creators are learning what we have known all along, Ohio is a premier place to live, work and do business,” said John Minor JobsOhio president and chief investment officer. “With assistance from our regional network partners, Ohio has sustained a level of confidence and growth that is essential to attracting jobs and investment.”

Ohio ranked first overall in the East North Central Region, and nine communities placed in the top 10 in different categories, more than any other state, JobsOhio said in an email announcing the results.

Cincinnati and Columbus were ranked in the Top 10 Metro Areas with a population over 1 million for new and expanded corporate facilities in 2014. Dayton, Akron and Toledo placed in the Top 10 Metro Areas with populations between 200,000 to 1 million. Findlay was named the number one overall micropolitan — a city of 10,000 to 50,000 people — directly followed by New Philadelphia, with Wooster and Ashland also placing in the top 10.

For more information, and to see a full list of the honorees, visit the magazine’s website.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.