Northeast Ohio Cities Earn High Marks in Annual Business Rankings

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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 only state to place in the top three of both categories.

Northeast Ohio Results

While the state performed well as a whole, cities across Northeast Ohio also earned high marks.

Akron placed in the top 10 for projects in the Tier 2 Metros category (population between 200,000 and 1 million). The Cleveland-Elyria metro area placed in the top 10 within the East North Central region. In addition, Wooster and Ashland were named to the magazine’s top 10 Micropolitan list. Micropolitans are defined as cities with populations of of 10,000 to 50,000.

In a press release, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor stated this about the state’s superb performance:

“Companies in a variety of sectors are consistently choosing to invest throughout the entire state of Ohio, regardless of community size. These strong results demonstrate how our close collaboration with state, regional and local partners helps us to better deliver Ohio’s valuable assets to help businesses thrive.”

Leveraging our region’s strong manufacturing heritage and history of innovation, we have become a center of advanced manufacturing, biohealth, professional services and more. To learn more about the many industries driving Northeast Ohio’s economy, visit the industry and assets section of our website.

If you’d like to learn more about recent expansion and location projects in Northeast Ohio, visit our online Company Announcements database. The data reflected in the database is intended to show announcements from companies operating within tradeable industries.


*Site Selection has awarded the Governor’s Cup annually since 1988 to the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilties as tracked by Conway Data Inc.’s New Plant Database.