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Expand or Relocate to Ohio

Ohio Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Ohio

OH business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Ohio


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 6/29/2016. All other data updated on 6/29/2016. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax
Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) on Taxable Gross Receipts (TGR) of 150,000 or more. TGR between $150,000 and $1 million are subject to minimum tax of $150. TGR above $1 million are taxed at a rate of 0.26%.

Sales Tax
5.5%. Exemptions include: Machinery & equipment and other materials used in packaging property for sale by a manufacturer; material produced for sale by manufacturing, assembling, processing, or refining; tangible personal property used or consumed in a manufacturing operation.

Property Tax
Property taxed at 35% of market value. Tax rate applied to the assessed value varies by school district.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
17% Industrial machinery and equipment
12% Fabricated metal products
11% Transportation equipment
9% Rubber and miscellaneous plastic products
8% Food and kindred products

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
GE Aviation Systems, LLC (Cincinnati) - 6,500
AK Steel Corp. (West Chester) - 6,100
FCA US, LLC (Toledo) - 5,000
Honda Of America Mfg., Inc. (Marysville) - 5,000
General Motors Co., Lordstown Complex (Lordstown) - 4,500
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Cuyahoga - 122,511
Hamilton - 90,024
Franklin - 76,796
Summit - 47,179
Montgomery - 45,535

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Cincinnati - 80,905
Cleveland - 63,888
Columbus - 49,280
Dayton - 28,028
Toledo - 23,673

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Community Reinvestment Areas
• Enterprise Zones
• Job Creation Tax Credit
• Job Retention Tax Credit
• R&D Investment Tax Credit
• Site Selection Assistance
• Roadwork Development (629) Account
• Community Development Block Grants
• 166 Direct Loan
• Innovation Ohio Loan Fund
• Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund
• R&D Investment Loan Fund
• Rapid Outreach Grant
• Volume Cap (for Private Activity Bonds)
• Ohio Advanced Energy Fund
• Ohio Energy Gateway Fund
• Workforce Guarantee Program

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations & businesses available to assist with your relocation to or from Ohio

St. Clairsville, OH
Belmont County is the center of Eastern Ohio, sharing development in the Ohio River Valley with Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Situated in the Buckeye State's Appalachian foothills, it is a key region of Ohio's economic development. The Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) is located in the Belmont County seat of St. Clairsville, and is your prime point of contact for regional economic development.
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