Ohio is leading the nation's recovery

And it's no surprise. Ohio offers a diverse economy that's resilient during market turbulence. Our cost of living is low, and our optimism is high. We're close to everything, and unlike anything.

Discover real stories from real people who love to live, work and thrive in Ohio.

"GrafTech was founded in Ohio and supplied arc carbons to the City of Cleveland in the late 1800s, allowing it to become the first city in the world with electric street lamps. More than 125 years later, GrafTech is one of the world’s... Read more

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"I am originally from a very small country area in Illinois. I moved to Cincinnati in the Summer of 2003. Therefore, this change of location was a huge adjustment. The first year was quite challenging, trying to get accustomed to the... Read more

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"In order to support substantial growth, Fanatics conducted a thorough search to expand its fulfillment and distribution network with the goal of providing faster and more effective delivery of officially licensed sports merchandise to... Read more

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"My name is Sarah Fox and I am the owner of Fight Fit, Northeast Ohio's only Krav Maga (a hand to hand self defense) and fitness training facility in Middleburg Heights. I am located in a 8300 square foot center and currently run over... Read more

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Livable. Affordable. Diverse.

Ohio boasts three major cities and multiple micropolitans, more than most U.S. states, with a combined population of nearly 6 million. Each offers an affordable cost of living and a wealth of distinctive cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.

"I moved to Ohio from New York and I thought it would be slow and not fun at all. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it is family friendly and safe. As it relates to work, there were multiple opportunities for me to continue... Read more

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"Ohio drew me back from NYC recently. In the City that never sleeps, I would lay awake some nights and wish for clean fresh air and the quiet sounds of nature where frogs, owls and other creatures would create the symphony of the night.... Read more

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You could spend a lifetime doing all the things available here. From historic movie locations to world-class art, professional sports, and outdoor adventure, you'll find lots to love here in Ohio.

"Celebrating our 24th year and still growing strong. We create upwards of 800 TV commercials a year that air locally, regionally and nationally. Ohio works for me in big way. It allows me hire people who are trained in the region and... Read more

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@thriveinohio - I've done business in multiple states, none better than Ohio. Low taxes, great talent, even better people.

“Huntington is deeply committed to Ohio. We’re headquarted here and have been since we were founded almost 150 years ago. And we look to Ohio first for any opportunity to expand our business. Ohio and the Midwest are helping lead... Read more

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"I have many opportunities to grow my business quickly in Ohio. People here are connected and I'm able to get positive responses to ideas and support from my customers. Columbus is a great place to get referrals because if you're a good... Read more

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"Ohio is a great place to live and work. I love the state's topographical, ethnic, and cultural diversity. The flat farmland of northwestern Ohio reminds me of our farming heritage, while the gently rolling hills of... Read more

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"I'm from Gallipolis. I've lived in Virginia, Maryland, Florida and Texas. I liked the work challenges that other states offered, but I decided to come back home to Ohio. There are tons of opportunities here. When I got... Read more

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"At dunnhumby, we’re passionate about putting the customer at the heart of everything we do, including how we work together. Our new headquarters in Downtown Cincinnati is a product of that passion; it’s an open workspace that... Read more

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Great jobs. Lots of them.

Leaders in banking and finance. Designers of leading fashions. Builders of the country’s most popular cars. From studios and conference rooms to test tracks and high-tech factory floors, reliable, good paying jobs are growing here in Ohio.

Down south, CIncinnati's legendary riverfront is host to a wide range of entertainment possibilities, from pro sports to festivals. Not to mention one of the largest corporations in the U.S.

“The All American Clothing Co. is committed to supporting Ohio families and jobs by producing high-quality clothing in the U.S. at an affordable price. By keeping our production in Arcanum, Ohio we provide jobs and a tax base that... Read more

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Ohio continues to be the best place for Quantum Health to thrive. We’re on a mission to simplify and transform healthcare in this country and we’re humbled that the State of Ohio, County Commissioners and City of Columbus have... Read more

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"In many ways, I feel like Ohio chose me. I wasn't born here, but my parents moved our family here when I was very young. I was fortunate to grow up in a great Cleveland suburb with good schools and plenty of things to do. Choosing to... Read more

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"I have been involved in Economic Development for over fifteen years including volunteer work at the local and state level. I have found Southeastern Ohio is a great place to own and operate your business. We have a strong and trainable... Read more

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About 10 years ago, Dave Sutter, and his partner, purchased a business - Excelsior Marking. Located in Stow, Ohio, Excelsior was a 100 year old family business. In its early days, Excelsior was a multidivisional company - manufacturing... Read more

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Country living is just around the corner, located between the metros and the micros. Enjoy a slower-paced life that’s not too far from all the amenities and necessities that make Ohio a great place to call home.

"Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of attending The Ohio State University, and since I am from the state of Ohio I felt it was only right to make the decision of choosing Ohio State as my college of choice. My experience at... Read more

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“Medpace has created an innovative business model, but we depend upon local talent to make it work. The continued support from the City of Cincinnati, the Madisonville neighborhood, and the State of Ohio are important to our success.”

– August Troendle, MD, CEO and Medpace founder

"I'm married, father of 2 and co-owner of a digital design studio named Bonfire Red. I was born and raised in the Republic of Panama. I moved to the Savannah, GA in 1994 to attend and ultimately graduate with a B.F.A in Graphic Design... Read more

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Find your next career here. Choose from thousands listed on OhioMeansJobs.com. It's updated with new opportunities every day.

"Procter & Gamble is globally recognized for it's brand building expertise. It's stable includes iconic brands like Tide, Crest, Pantene, Ivory, Cover Girl, Pampers and Bounty just to name a few. And in addition to P&G, Cincinnati... Read more

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"I like living in Ohio because the quality of life is good, taxes are moderate, there is low traffic congestion and I'm close to many major cities in the Midwest. Ohio is a great place to raise a family because it is safe and the school... Read more

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"We can't grow the business if we can't find the people. As you might imagine, we have very strong relationships with all the local universities. Access to talent (in Cincinnati USA), which is very strong, is the primary driver for us." – Kerry Byrne, Total Quality Logistics' Executive Vice President

“There was never a doubt that Southern Ohio was the place to start my small business: The Appalachian foothills and its abundant natural resources, the convergence of the Ohio River and two great rail systems that reach the rest of... Read more

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#Ohio is great for #business!! RT: @WhyOhio #thriveinohio - Ohio's unemployment rate now 6.9%

Where it all comes together.

Communities that thrive have it all: jobs, education, security, enjoyment. Young and old, families and students, small towns and active urban centers. Here, they all combine for a unique cross-section of the nation.

Up north, Cleveland is home to grand old neighborhoods and a love for the sounds of historic rock, sweeping symphonies, and die-hard major league crowds.

"We have been a major part of the Ohio economy for decades, employing nearly 14,000 Ohioans, and contributing more than $1 million annually to philanthropic community-based efforts across the state," says Chairman and CEO of Bob Evans... Read more

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“The new building will help us continue to expand our footprint, grow our technical staff and create advanced productivity solutions. We appreciate the incentives from the state of Ohio and the city of Mason which help support our... Read more

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"After college, I worked in West Virginia and Pennsylvania and quickly learned how wonderfully unique Ohio really is. It's not just the vast career opportunities – it's the culture, it's the people, it's home. More and more I hear... Read more

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"Change of seasons, relatively mild climate, great highway systems, well maintained cities, clean, great diversity, wide range of jobs offered, the buckeyes, great public schools, tons of good... Read more

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When people think of Ohio's Appalachia region, high-tech might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But the region, along with the state of Ohio, is making great strides in the development of its technology sector. BTS Software... Read more

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"Columbus is home to me, so the fact that we're building a thriving technology centric region is exciting. Previously, everyone in the industry was looking to Silicon Valley and New York for the next big tech innovation, but the close-knit tech community here is putting Columbus on the map." – Pamela Springer, CEO

We love to travel! But with busy work schedules it is hard to take lengthy getaways. We have both lived in Ohio our entire lives, and there are still so many things to see and do. From the shores of Lake Erie to the hills of southern... Read more

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"I was born and raised in Forest Park, Ohio. I am a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and I majored in Criminal Justice. I love living in Ohio because it is a family friendly place to raise a family and have a career. I am also a... Read more

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Our capital city, Columbus, is known for robust innovators in finance, fashion and design, and of course, the largest university in the nation.

Kao USA is thrilled about the move to downtown Cincinnati and to a world-class facility. This move demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the Cincinnati area and will support our efforts to retain and attract the high-end talent that we... Read more

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"We were attracted to our site in Steubenville because of the strong existing infrastructure. But one of the greatest assets we found in Ohio was having a single point of contact (JobsOhio), which provided a conduit for navigating the... Read more

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"I love the change of seasons in Ohio. Feels like Columbus is a great city with great schools and lots of family activities like COSI and the nationally recognized Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Ohio has plenty of diversity and great parks... Read more

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"We are longtime advocates for conducting business in Ohio. Our company was founded 17 years ago and has been built by loyal employees from the state’s richly diverse workforce. The state's central location enables us to deliver our... Read more

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I am from Cincinnati, Ohio and go to school at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. When I am not at school I work part-time at Larosas Pizzeria. It is a family owned franchise that lets me work whenever I come home. I am a waitress and I... Read more

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A globally recognized name in the oil and gas industry, Exterran supplies customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia with pumps and compressors. The firm was looking to add a facility in Ohio or Pennsylvania near the Marcellus... Read more

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"Ohio is a wonderful place to live and work. I find that the major cities in Ohio have much to offer without some of the downsides often found in large cities. For example, living in an Ohio suburb such as Loveland has the benefit of... Read more

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ProVia was started in a garage by Bill Mullet over 30 years ago and has grown into a nationally-known manufacturer of high-quality entry door systems, energy efficient windows, super polymer vinyl siding, and artfully-crafted,... Read more

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Yost Engineering, Inc. was founded in 1999 in Portsmouth, Ohio and serves clients across the United States and internationally. The company has developed multiple technologies including compliance and billing software for the healthcare... Read more

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“Growing up in a rural community in Ohio, I experienced all the joys of growing up in a tightknit community where family and hard work comes first. When I went to college, I attended one of the largest universities in the nation, and... Read more

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"When you think about manufacturing and you think about Whirlpool, Ohio is Whirlpool for us. We have more assets invested in Ohio than any other state. We have more employees in Ohio than any other state. We're investing today in more... Read more

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"I'm married to Phil and I have a son, Sam who is 20 and in college at Depauw in Indiana. I'm from Connecticut originally and went to college in Ohio at Denison University. In college I majored in English and writing. I formerly... Read more

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In 1947, Harold Anderson established his company in northwest Ohio because of all the area had to offer exceptional agriculture, access to water, rail and roadways to transport grain, and a high caliber workforce. With operations now... Read more

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”Our West Chester facility is an important investment in our mission to deliver life-changing medicines to the patients we serve. The employees at this facility play a crucial role in ensuring that we are delivering BYDUREON topeople... Read more

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