Only One Month Away: Governor’s Cup Deadline November 22

Oct 21, 2022News, Newsletter

Anne Yeager



The year is not even over yet, and 2022 has already proven to be a remarkable one for the state of Ohio. There is an influx of opportunities coming to Ohio that is shaping the future of not only the state but the entire nation.

From Intel’s announcement to onshore 3,000 jobs and create its most advanced semiconductor mega fab in Licking County to Honda’s commitment to building a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility in Fayette County, while also retooling its current facilities in Union, Logan, and Shelby counties for EV manufacturing, Ohio is meeting the needs of the world’s most influential companies.

Other major wins that impact the future of Ohio and the nation include Ford’s announcement to bring 2,000 jobs to Lorain County and manufacture an all-new commercial EV. General Motors is investing $760 million in its Toledo Propulsion Systems factory so that it can make electric drive units for electric vehicles, too.

In Cincinnati, Total Quality Logistics, one of the largest freight brokerage firms in North America, is expanding for the third time since 2019 and adding 1,000 new jobs to the region – solidifying Ohio’s leadership as a U.S. logistics hub. And, in southeast Ohio, General Mills is investing $100 million to expand its facility in Wellston.

Ohio is proving to be a center of gravity for economic development in America. With innovative programs and services that strengthen Ohio’s businesses and attract new ones to our state, and the talent to help them succeed, Ohio is leading the future.

Through a statewide collaborative effort, Ohio continues to reign among the top as a leader in economic development. In 2021, Ohio ranked #2 in the Site Selection Governor’s Cup state economic and business attraction rankings for bringing more new corporate facility projects than any other state in the nation. 2021 marked the 10th straight year Ohio was #2 or better for total projects. We need your help to do it again.

In 2022, we want to demonstrate that we are stronger than ever before. Now is the time to celebrate this year’s success and Ohio’s viability by submitting the economic development projects you’ve won to the Governor’s Cup submission portal HERE until November 22, 2022.

Critical economic development work happens at the local level. Governor’s Cup results are based on what you do! When you submit data to the Governor’s Cup, it helps both your community and Ohio overall. Here’s how:

  • First, positive rankings help attract investment opportunities to the state of Ohio and the metropolitan and micropolitan areas that place high on the list.
  • Second, JobsOhio works with its network partners and the Ohio Department of Development to analyze details of projects won outside of those that JobsOhio assists. This data is crucial to refining our strategies and resources to grow Ohio as a desirable location for economic development.


Projects that meet one or more of the following criteria will be considered:

  • Employee growth: 20 or more new jobs created
  • Square footage: 20,000 or more of new or expanded facility space
  • Capital investment: $1 million or more for construction, land, or building

Headquarters, manufacturing, distribution and warehousing, office, data centers, call centers, and R&D projects are eligible for submission. A project is more likely to be accepted when the local economic development organization supplies more than one of the qualifying data criteria above to the Governor’s Cup submission portal.

The deadline for 2022 submissions is November 22, 2022. All projects received after November 22, 2022, will be reviewed as possible 2023 submissions.

For more information, please contact Stuart Moynihan at (614) 215-9322.

Thank you and best of luck!

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