COLUMBUS – With Ohio’s early industrialization in the 1800’s spurred by our agricultural roots and robust transportation infrastructure, Ohio cities became manufacturing hubs that drew thousands to migrate to Ohio from other states and abroad. Today more than 700,000 Ohioans work as machinists, engineers, technicians, and other manufacturing jobs at businesses throughout the state, making Ohio the nation’s third largest manufacturing state after California and Texas. On Manufacturing Day, we highlight Ohio manufacturing businesses that create the necessary products to modernize our world while providing high-skill, high-tech, and high-paying jobs in our communities.
“Ohio has come a long way from its early 19th century industrialization to the cutting-edge manufacturing jobs we have now and will be hiring for in the future,” said LaRose. “Ohio manufacturing businesses' adaptability and innovation have made our state a better place to live and work as we continue to educate the next generation and connect more Ohioans with modern manufacturing careers.”
Nationally, manufacturing employs more than 12.2 million men and women, contributes $2.35 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for 62% of private-sector research and development.
Do you or someone you know have a manufacturing idea or patent and want to start your own business? Visit the Secretary of State’s Business Services page and make it happen! On our site you can file your new business and connect with valuable resources so that your venture can contribute to Ohio’s growing economy.