JobsOhio Places 5th in Site Selection Rankings

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Site Selection magazine has ranked JobsOhio fifth in its Prosperity Cup state rankings for 2020, which recognizes the state and regional offices that were the most successful in attracting capital investment projects in 2019. 

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation created by Ohio in 2011. It is affiliated with six regional partners across the state, including Team NEO

The standing is two spots higher than last year and comes on the heels of Ohio ranking No. 1 in Site Selection’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings for projects per capita. Texas, which placed third last year, received the top ranking this year. 

 “During the unprecedented challenges the country has confronted during the last six weeks, Ohio has demonstrated that it is uniquely positioned to assist businesses,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef in a statement. “Ohio’s consistently high rankings reflect statewide partnerships and an economic development model that we are confident will provide our state with a strong competitive advantage in the months ahead.” 

“Locations throughout the U.S. and in every region of the world compete aggressively for direct investment at home and from abroad,” said Mark Arend, Site Selection’s editor in chief. “Those appearing on these rankings have demonstrated with actual project numbers and other measures that they have the location attributes most in demand by capital investors.”

The magazine’s methodology is based on an index of data from the proprietary Conway Projects Database, which tracks private-sector facility projects worldwide, and several other global economic data sources, according to a JobsOhio news release. 

In addition, JobsOhio regional network partners One Columbus and REDI Cincinnati were recognized with Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development. The award is given to the top local and regional U.S. economic development groups based on an index of corporate job creation and facility-related capital investment data calculated both cumulatively and per capita.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.