COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ohio captured nine top-10's in Business Facilities rankings of states, including top-three rankings for automotive manufacturing strength, manufacturing employment and foreign direct investment capital. In addition, Toledo, Dayton and Akron earned high manufacturing rankings while Cincinnati was recognized as a top corporate headquarters location.
"Ohio earned high rankings across sector lines in 2019, showing the diverse opportunity businesses can find here," said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. "In 2020, it is important for companies to invest with confidence, and Ohio has the infrastructure, people, and ingenuity to partner in companies' future success."
JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef said that the high rankings are an example of the value proposition Ohio provides for businesses.
"Ohio has a diverse mix of urban, suburban and rural communities filled with skilled, industrious talent and located within a day's drive of 60 percent of the U.S. and Canadian populations," said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. "We move forward with confidence that Ohio will continue to be a magnet for business investment and a location of choice for in-demand workforce talent."
Business Facilities is a national publication that has been the leading location source for corporate site selectors and economic development professionals for more than 50 years.
The State of Ohio captured nine Top 10's in Business Facilities rankings for states, including:
No. 2 ranking in Automotive Manufacturing Strength
No. 3 Manufacturing Employment
No. 3 FDI Capex
No. 6 Opportunity Zones
No. 7 GDP
No. 7 Solar Power Jobs
No. 9 Aerospace
No. 9 Manufacturing Output percentage
No. 10 Tech Jobs
Four Ohio metros earned top ten rankings:
Toledo -No. 2 Manufacturing (Mid-Sized MSAs)
Dayton - No. 3 Manufacturing
Akron - No. 7 Manufacturing
Cincinnati - No. 7 Corporate Headquarters
To view the complete 2020 BF Rankings Report, including state, metro and international rankings, visit businessfacilities.com.