Export Interns Help Businesses Grow

Sep 21, 2018 | News, Newsletter

Dan Bowerman
Ohio Development Services Agency

 

 

The State of Ohio wants to help businesses grow, and a program offered by the Ohio Development Services Agency can provide the boost needed to improve international marketing or logistics.

The Ohio Export Internship Program places students who have completed export-focused coursework with businesses seeking to boost exports. College students from across the state can apply to take the export course at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, the Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business or the Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration.

Participating businesses receive a 50 percent reimbursement for intern wages, up to $3,600. The application period has started and will close on February 1, 2019. Students will be matched with companies in March 2019, and the internships run from May to August 2019. The program culminates in the Ohio Export Internship Program Showcase in August 2019.

To learn more, visit eip.development.ohio.gov or contact Wendi Howell, Export Assistance Program Manager, at (614) 466-6811 or Wendi.Howell@development.ohio.gov.

Groundbreaking Celebration in Chillicothe, Ohio

Ninety percent of the Kenworth Class-8 global truck volume is built in Chillicothe, Ohio!

On April 24, 2019, the community celebrated the groundbreaking for a new paint facility that will improve efficiency and preserve the quality of The World’s Best Truck.  The project represents $140 million in capital investment and will bring 100 new, great paying jobs to Ross County upon its completion in 2021.  The Kenworth Chillicothe plant, which opened in 1974, currently employs more than 2300 people.  In addition to the new paint facility, a $30 million robotic cab assembly system will be installed this summer.

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