Ohio’s Stock is Rising in the Business Community

1 Jan 2020

Ohio continues to climb in several annual state business rankings

In the past four months, Ohio has received exciting news from a host of leading business publications, reaching into the Top 10 in the country in several annual state business rankings. Most notable, of course, is Ohio’s jump in the CNBC rankings from 23 in 2011 to 10 today, a jump from 41 in 2011 to nine in Chief Executive’s annual CEO survey as well as a first-ever Top 10 in Area Development Magazine’s ranking. Ohio also reached No. 3 of Site Selection Magazine’s Best State Business Climate rankings, making it the top-ranked state in the Midwest.

At JobsOhio, the research and analysis team is focused on helping explain and validate trends. So I wanted to explore why, exactly, Ohio has improved so much in recent publicly-available, and consistently published, business climate rankings. Let’s start in the table below, with a high-level overview of the recent rankings where Ohio has most excelled:

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