Recognition for JobsOhio Is a Win for All of Ohio’s Economic Developers
On April 28, JobsOhio was announced as the National Organization of the Year (in our category) of the 2022 American Business Awards (ABA). Widely regarded as the world’s premier business awards program, this competition attracted more than 3,700 nominations. This recognition is further validation that the JobsOhio platform is Ohio’s competitive advantage.
Established 11 years ago as Ohio’s private economic development corporation, in 2021, JobsOhio achieved all-time highs in nearly all key metrics, including the number of projects won, new jobs, and new payroll. This record performance was calculated BEFORE Ohio was selected by Intel for the largest economic development project in state history. Intel choosing Ohio as the destination for its $20 billion semiconductor manufacturing facility is further proof that Ohio is winning and that JobsOhio is delivering a competitive advantage.
Intel’s megaproject will bring an entirely new sector to our state and reconfigure the global semiconductor supply chain in and around Ohio!
While JobsOhio played an important role, the Intel win really belongs to Team Ohio! The winning entry strongly emphasized the important role of the JobsOhio Network, partners, local organizations, leadership from the administration, and our close partnership with the state. We sincerely thank the DeWine/Husted Administration, the JobsOhio Board of Directors, and JobsOhio’s regional and local stakeholders for their continued collaboration and partnership that has made Ohio’s success and this recognition for JobsOhio possible.
The Intel win and recognition as National Organization of the Year are the direct outcomes of the dedication and enthusiasm of partners like OEDA members in communities throughout Ohio. It intensifies our confidence that, by working together, JobsOhio, the JobsOhio Network, and our local economic developers truly are Ohio’s Competitive Advantage – an impact investment and frontline action team that catalyzes opportunities and delivers lasting economic growth for the people of our state.
We humbly accept this award on behalf of you and all Ohioans.
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