JobsOhio 2017 Annual Report Highlights Results
We are proud to present the JobsOhio 2017 Annual Report and 2018 Strategic Plan.
This report provides an overview of how JobsOhio executes its mission to drive job creation, new capital investment, and economic growth in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.
In collaboration with our state, regional and local partners, JobsOhio celebrates a successful year. In 2017, there were:
- 272 projects announced
- 22,788 new job commitments
- 67,849 existing jobs retained
- $1.1 billion in new payroll
- $9.6 billion in new capital investments
The 2017 capital investment commitments are a new high for JobsOhio. Additionally, job numbers are 11 percent higher than those in 2016.
In 2018, JobsOhio will remain focused on accelerating job growth and increasing capital investment across businesses of all sizes. We will also continue to advance our client-focused programs in areas where we see potential for additional growth by investing in innovation, sites, and talent.
On behalf of JobsOhio and our Board of Directors, our team thanks you for your support and partnership as we work toward achieving another successful year in 2018. We welcome your observations and perspectives on our annual report and strategic plan.
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