EODA hosted a holiday meeting at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center on December 2, 2022. Over 70 economic development professionals gathered to hear a very positive update provided by JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer, J.P. Nauseef. President Nauseef shared that JobsOhio is a unique economic development platform noted for its speed, discretion, and transparency. JobsOhio is Ohio’s private, nonprofit economic development corporation. Nauseef and his colleagues work outside but alongside state government to support the creation of jobs and sustainable economic growth for all Ohioans. The following information was recently included in Nauseef’s 4th quarter report to the JobsOhio Board of Directors: “The year started with the largest economic development deal in Ohio’s history – Intel’s commitment of $20 billion to build the Silicon Heartland in Central Ohio. While some economic development organizations might be content to “coast” from there, that’s not in our DNA. By November, our JobsOhio teams had won another record-setting $10.3B in capital investments. To put it another way, even without Intel, 2022 will be a record year for attracting investment capital to Ohio – capital that creates buildings and machinery that are here for years to come. Our people are still hard at work, and it gives me great pride to report that JobsOhio, together with our six regional network partners and the visionary leadership of the DeWine/Husted Administration, is making material progress in seizing these Generational Opportunities for hard-working Ohioans today and sustaining our growth for generations to come.” Meeting attendees expressed their gratitude for the hard work and dedication of JobsOhio and noted they are looking forward to working with them next year to continue the progress.
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