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Business & Industry

From agriculture to alternative energy, industry in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Delaware, Indiana and Michigan is thriving. Scroll down to learn about our states’ industry successes and how we can support your business with our many resources and talented workforce.

Ohio Industries

With 61 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the state and more capital investment than any other state in 2010, Ohio’s industries are positioned to succeed. In fact:
  • Polymer/Plastics industry in Ohio supports 2,800 facilities and 140,000 workers
  • Ohio boasts over 14 million acres of farmland and is home to food processing leaders like Campbell’s Soup, J.M. Smucker, Dannon, Spangler Candy and Kroger
  • Two dedicated federal aerospace laboratories and 10 doctoral programs sustain a talented, specially trained Ohio workforce

Pennsylvania Industries

Home to two of the nation’s five ABET-credited schools and the 5th most Doctoral Science graduates, Pennsylvania is a state with a workforce that can get the job done. The state is also home to food processing leaders such as Campbell’s Soup, Kellogg’s, Quaker Oats and Kraft Foods.

Michigan Industries

It’s no secret that Michigan is a leader in the automobile manufacturing industry, but did you know that it’s also a leader in alternative energy?
Michigan is home to over 65,000 engineers, as well as key solar industry companies like United Solar Ovonic and Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, who recently invested $2 billion in expanding its Michigan solar facilities.

Virginia Industries

Forbes’ and CNBC’s best state for business, Virginia is positioned for success in its pursuit of industry—including aerospace, plastics and vehicle manufacturing. In fact:
  • Virginia was home to the first aeronautics lab in the U.S. and now employs more than 24,500 in the aerospace industry
  • The largest Volvo truck plant in the world calls Virginia home
  • Top plastics firms such as Celanese Acetate, Goodyear Tire and Rubbermaid have facilities in Virginia
  • Since 2000, more than $2.07 billion in investments and over 6,900 jobs have been generated by Virginia’s food processing industry

Kentucky Industries

A leading producer of beef, dairy cows, soybeans and corn, Kentucky has a long history of agricultural success. In more recent years, the state has also excelled in the automotive industry and advanced manufacturing. In fact:
  • 9.9% of all cars and trucks produced in the U.S. are made in Kentucky
  • Low business costs, skilled workforce and central location have attracted many large facilities that produce products like JIF peanut butter, Dippin’ Dots ice cream and Kellogg’s cereals

West Virginia Industries

With business costs 13 percent below the national average and some of the lowest turnover rates in the country, West Virginia has attracted major facilities from competitive industry leaders like, Lockheed Martin and Toyota. And it’s no wonder, with facts like these:
  • West Virginia is home to the largest wind farm in the east and has been identified by the U.S. Department of Energy as a significant wind development opportunity state
  • 25% of West Virginia’s international export income is from chemicals and polymers
  • Aerospace is one of the fastest growing industries in West Virginia

Indiana Industries

Indiana has developed the most university supercomputing capacity of any United States campus, and is leading the nation in manufacturing jobs creation.
  • Indiana is home to the second largest automotive industry in the nation and the only U.S. location to have auto assembly plants from Honda, Subaru and Toyota inside a single state
  • With more than 14.7 million acres of farmland, Indiana is a leading producer of corn, soybeans, hogs, poultry, popcorn, and tomato products
  • According to a Techpoint survey, since 2007, 12 tech community companies in Central Indiana have either been acquired or have gone public, generating $4.5 billion in market value and creating more than 3,700 Indiana jobs

Maryland Industries

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Maryland's industry clusters are at the forefront of innovation and technology, fueling economic growth and opportunity. Focusing on certain industries complements Maryland's economic and geographic strengths of being close to the nation's capital and having a strong federal job presence, such as the Aerospace & Defense and Cybersecurity industries.
  • Maryland is home to 18 of America’s top 25 aerospace companies, as well as 70 of the top 100 defense contractors and more than 20 military facilities
  • Maryland boasts the nation's highest concentration of employed doctoral scientists and engineers
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