The only thing that runs deeper than Ohio’s automotive heritage is its drive to move the industry forward. Every day, Ohio’s automotive industry is working toward a faster, safer and smarter future. The resulting mobility advancements not only impact the world, but also position Ohio as an ideal location for automotive investments.
Ohio: An Automotive Powerhouse
Ohio is known as an automotive powerhouse. The state’s auto industry is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the country. It’s the No. 1 producer of engines and the No. 2 producer of transmissions. It also employs roughly 108,000 Ohioans across the full automotive supply chain. With automotive talent cultivated by highly regarded colleges, universities and technical schools — many specializing in mechanical and technical engineering fields — Ohio gives companies a rich pipeline of high-quality workers.
Ohio also boasts some of the nation’s most impressive automotive testing capabilities, like those at the Transportation Research Center, the largest independent automotive proving grounds in the Americas. As one of the leaders in testing autonomous and connected technologies, Ohio devotes more than 164 miles of roadway to testing and is piloting smart projects in dozens of cities. Columbus, the winner of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s “Smart City Challenge,” continues to introduce smart mobility solutions that can be replicated throughout Ohio and across the country.
Ohio is particularly attractive thanks to the ease at which companies can connect to suppliers and customers, not to mention partner with local communities, state government, academic institutions, research centers and other businesses to bring their ideas from concept to commercialization. Companies can benefit from the support available through JobsOhio, including incentives, R&D grants, site-selection assistance and industry introductions.
Innovative automotive and smart mobility companies only need to look at Ohio for the ideal investment location.