The Ohio southeast region makes up almost one-third of Ohio’s land mass and has a population of over 1 million people. Our small cities and towns, rolling hills, hardwood forests, and bucolic fields provide the best of small town living with easy access to major metro areas (Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, & Pittsburgh).
We are a manufacturing region. Our companies and our work force have concentrations in metals, polymers & petrochemicals, hardwood products, food processing, heavy truck assembly, auto components, energy production, logistics and back office operations. Companies can be assured of a skilled work force with our region’s 20 university, college and community college campuses and 11 adult vocational training facilities. These institutions are fueling emerging tech and biotech firms.
From our region a company can ship products via rail, barge or truck and reach most of the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast USA as well as Ontario markets within one day. We are a labor surplus region with one in four workers commuting outside the region to metro areas. Our labor surplus, favorable tax climate, low operating costs as well as abundant and affordable energy make the Ohio Southeast region an ideal location to grow a business.