Demographics—statistics about the population of region affect how important decisions are made.  Companies research where to potentially grow their business will consider not just the economic growth of regions but the economic health of the region’s population. Demographic measures of Ohio offer a mixed bag with low population growth being the largest negative of the […]

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Ohio offers a substantial economic base upon which many companies choose to capitalize on but the state also struggles with stagnant population growth like most of the Industrial Midwest which threatens its long-term economic prospects. Defining the Ohio marketplace involves performing comprehensive market research of the state and its regions.  Market research begins to define […]

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The economic development incentive process begins with defining the project to learn about the industry, number of jobs, payroll and capital investment planned by a company, needs for the project site, and geographic markets that fit the company’s business plan… leading to the creation of a potential state and regional target list for the company’s […]

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Ohio companies benefit from regional and statewide private sector-led economic development organizations that support the request of companies seeking a site in Ohio to retain or grow jobs and make a capital investment. The JobsOhio Network of regional economic development groups, while limited in their ability to award and negotiate the millions of dollars available […]

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Governor Dewine Holds Commanding Lead while Ryan-Vance within the Margin of Error and Voters Support Business Issues The Montrose Group Opportunity Ohio 2022 Poll measures where Ohio candidates for statewide office and what voters think of key business issues facing local and state government policymakers.  The Montrose Group Opportunity Ohio 2022 Poll of 600 registered […]

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Georgia.          Governor Brian P. Kemp’s rural economic development strategy is yielding major results for hardworking Georgians in communities all across the Peach State. In a recent ranking conducted by economic development and corporate real estate magazine, Site Selection, seven rural counties (Appling, Bacon, Dodge, Elbert, Franklin, Hart, and Union) in Georgia earned a spot in the […]

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The location of solar, wind and other renewable energy projects is a hot topic in many Ohio communities.  Ohio has shifted decisions on state energy policy to local governments throughout the state.  This shift puts millions of dollars in local government and school district funding in jeopardy.  Energy companies and communities need to understand the […]

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Ohio is becoming a leader in the renewable energy marketplace.  Whether manufacturing renewable energy products or developing renewable energy facilities, the Buckeye State is responding to the demands of manufacturers and tech companies alike for the availability of renewable energy sources.  First, Ohio is a major consumer of energy as the 7th largest state in […]

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