National CEO Survey Ranks Ohio Business Climate Most Improved

May 07, 2013, 12:02 ET from JobsOhio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio's business climate was the most improved in the nation in 2012, according to a survey of CEOs around the country by Chief Executive magazine. Ohio moved up 13 places to 22nd in the annual survey, up from 35th last year.

"Business appreciates Gov. Kasich's help despite lots of legacy obstacles," the magazine notes in its May/June issue.                                                     

Chief Executive's 9th annual Best & Worst States Survey measures the sentiments of CEOs on a range of issues, including regulations, tax policies, workforce quality, educational resources, quality of living and infrastructure. For the 2013 survey, 736 CEOs from across the country evaluated the states between Jan. 16 and Feb. 14, 2013.

"The Chief Executive survey is further evidence that the efforts of Governor Kasich and JobsOhio are delivering results and catching the attention of CEOs," said John Minor, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer. "Ohio has emerged as one of the top job creators in the nation over the past two years with companies committing to invest $13 billion here – and we're just getting started."

The state's economic climate drew positive comments from survey participants such as Terry Neal, CEO of Toledo-based Impact Products who said Ohio is consistently "trying to help us grow our business and is listening to the leaders of companies to solve problems."

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