New Horizons Baking Company Announces Plans to Expand in Norwalk, Ohio

New Horizons Plans $4.6 Million Expansion in Norwalk In a press release, New Horizons Baking Company announced that it has chosen Norwalk, Ohio for a new $4.6 million expansion project that will add over 5,200 square feet to its existing footprint. The project will bring an estimated 18 new jobs to the Norwalk area. As noted[…]

Northeast Ohio Cities Earn High Marks in Annual Business Rankings

Site Selection Magazine Releases Annual Governor’s Cup Rankings In March, Site Selection Magazine released its annual Governor’s Cup rankings with Ohio earning high marks yet again. For the fourth consecutive year, Ohio earned the No. 2 spot overall for total projects; it also earned the No. 3 spot in projects per capita, making Ohio the[…]

Venture Products Expands in Orrville, Adding 121 Jobs

Company investment to create 121 new jobs, $5.5 million new facility Venture Products Inc., designer and manufacturer of tractor equipment, announced plans to expand at its Orrville location, adding 121 new jobs and a new $5.5 million, 135,000-square-foot facility to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. “Due to increased worldwide demand for our product and the[…]

Ohio Moves Up in Forbes Ranking of Best States for Business

Ohio Moves up 24 Spots in Forbes Annual Ranking of Best States for Business In its annual ranking of Best States for Business, Forbes placed Ohio at #14 on its list, a jump of more than 20 spots from 2016. Forbes cited Ohio’s low business costs and improved economy. In addition, Forbes ranked Ohio #2[…]

Progressive Insurance Expands in Northeast Ohio

Progressive Announces Plans to Add 900 New Jobs in Region As the nation’s fourth largest auto insurer and a leading seller of other insurance products, Progressive Insurance recently announced that it will expand in Northeast Ohio. The expansion will bring 900 new jobs to the state and retain nearly 10,000 positions. Progressive Chief Human Resources Officer Lori[…]

Amazon Continues to Invest in Northeast Ohio

Internet Retailer, Amazon, Announces Creation of 3,000 New Jobs in 30-Day Span In late August, Amazon announced that it would create 2,000 jobs as part of its plan to transform the vacant Randall Park Mall into a fulfillment and distribution center. Fast-forward a month, now the company plans to add another 1,000 jobs as it revitalizes the[…]

Live Streaming Tech Company Expands in Cleveland

Cleveland-Based BoxCast Chooses Northeast Ohio to Grow its Tech Business  BoxCast, a Cleveland-based live streaming technology company, has cemented plans to expand its operations in Cleveland. The expansion will bring 71 new jobs to the area and retain 25 positions. Cleveland as a Growing Technology Hotbed  BoxCast CEO, Gordon Daily, cited the business-friendly environment and[…]

Fire-Dex Expands in Medina, Creates 30 New Jobs

Company Invests $2 Million, Doubles Footprint Medina-based Fire-Dex recently broke ground on a $2 million expansion project that will create 30 new jobs for the area while retaining another 133 positions. The company is a leading manufacturer of head-to-toe protection for first responders. As part of the project, Fire-Dex will add a 29,000-square-foot addition to[…]

Long-Vacant Hotel Becomes Site of New Universal Windows Direct HQ

Company Builds $3.5M Headquarters in Bedford Heights September 6, 2017 officially marked the kick-off of a much-anticipated construction project that will transform a long-vacant hotel in Bedford Heights into Universal Windows Direct’s new corporate headquarters. To make the project a reality, a project team from Team NEO, JobsOhio and the City of Bedford Heights worked[…]

Building Regional Innovation Clusters to Drive Economic Growth

You’ve likely heard the term “clusters” thrown around but may wonder what exactly a cluster is and why it is important. According to the Brookings Institution, clusters are “geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers and associated institutions in a particular sector.” Clusters are fueled by the resource and knowledge-sharing that often comes from[…]