JobsOhio looking at how to help economic growth in response to coronavirus

Before the coronavirus pandemic, “Ohio’s economic development machine was roaring,” and JobsOhio was following a pipeline of leads that “represented a potential 99,500 new jobs and $26 billion in new capital investment,” the Dayton Business Journal reports. Now, with those opportunities on hold, the organization is “looking at the near term and what we can do to move companies forward,” Chief Investment Officer JP Nauseef said in the article. JobsOhio is staying connected to the small businesses that may feel the greatest impact from the economic impact of the pandemic, while looking for other opportunities to salvage economic growth. The group is looking at companies “with big distribution operations,” grocers and healthcare providers who need workforce support, as well as other areas of need, such as remote work capabilities. For more, read the full article.

Economic Development, State Updates