Aerospace & Automotive

Less than one day’s drive to major auto assembly plants in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Tennessee, the OhioSE region is the right location for companies that supply to the automobile and truck industries. R&D, skilled talent, market access, and a comprehensive supply chain make Ohio an automotive leader.

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The state of Ohio plays a key role in the automotive and aerospace manufacturing in the United States. Ohio’s well-known industrial history combined with its optimal location has allowed it to lead the way in vehicle production.

Ohio ranks #1 in production of engines and #2 in transmission production.

Over 1.1 million cars and light trucks were produced in 2018, the 4th most of any state in the nation.

680 businesses in Ohio directly or indirectly supply motor vehicle assemblers.

Nearly 110,000 people are employed statewide in the motor vehicle and related industries.

Ohio is home to major Honda, Ford and Fiat Chrysler assembly facilities.

We are the crossroads to the automotive supply chain


Why Ohio Southeast


Southeast Ohio is connected through major US interstate, four lane quality highways.


355 miles of shoreline border our region with access to five major terminals on the Ohio River Inland Waterway.


Rail service includes Norfolk Southern, CSX Transportation, local and regional railroads.


Workforce is committed to family and staying in their multi-generational communities.

Key Regional Assets

Ohio has nine foreign trade zones and is the only state in the Midwest with direct shipping routes to Europe for both container and heavy goods.

Our taxes, wage rates, and utility costs are below national and regional averages. Ohio taxes are some of the most favorable in the USA for manufacturing or any business selling goods and services outside of Ohio.

In 2021, the Tax Foundation ranked Ohio 4th most favorable for capital-intensive manufacturers for mature firms and 3rd for capital-intensive manufacturing for new firms.

Fast Facts

  • Ohio is #1 in production of engines

  • Ohio is #2 in transmission products

  • Ohio is #2 in car production

  • Ohio is #1 supplier state to Boeing and Airbus

  • Taxes, wage rates, and utility costs below national and regional averages

Regional Snapshot

I Can Help

Katy Farber, OhioSE VP, directly oversees the OhioSE-JobsOhio project management efforts. She was an OhioSE Project Manager for five years, working with eight of the southern-most counties in the region prior to her vice presidency promotion.

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Southeastern Ohio is the Choice

“We have a great advantage being located in Southeast Ohio. Our potential workforce has great technical skills starting on day one and are motivated to learn more every day. We also have most of our outsourced aerospace special process needs met within a 2 hour drive.”

Dan Erb Jones Metal

Leading Aerospace + Automotive Companies in the Ohiose Region