JobsOhio helped create 27,071 new jobs in 2018

JobsOhio’s annual report for 2018 shows the nonprofit agency helped 266 companies that created 27,071 jobs with $1.3 billion in new payroll, Crain’s Cleveland reports. That number represents a 19% increase over 2017. Those companies also “made $9.6 million in capital investments,” a “new high for the 8-year-old nonprofit,” according to the article. A performance assessment that JobsOhio commissioned last year (see our August 16, 2018 blog post) “ranked JobsOhio among the top five in a group of 17 state economic development organizations it used for comparison,” and identified areas where the organization could improve. For more, read the full article

Economic Development, State Updates