NORTHEAST REGION Northeast Quick Facts n Gross Domestic Product (GDP) $187 billion n workforce 2 million employees n Average Wage Overall $42,600 n Number of Firms 109,000 international Firms 600+ Ohio Quick Facts n Population 11.5 million n Gross Domestic Product (GDP) $484 billion n lowest tax in the Midwest U.S. on Proven manufacturing and services expertise in Northeast Ohio’s diverse economy • Tradition of manufacturing expertise that now includes advanced manufacturing in areas such as flexible electronics, polymers and biomedical devices • 25 Fortune 1000 companies have operations in Northeast Ohio Gain unsurpassed access to partners and customers n Number of Cleveland Plus is Northeast Ohio’s 18-county region. It is a region forged from generations of hard work, innovation and determination. It is also a region that is igniting change and driving emerging markets with world-class developments and advanced manufacturing. From idea generation, research and development through advanced manufacturing and global distribution, Cleveland Plus has everything you need to develop, produce, and deliver products and services. new capital investment • Within a day’s drive of 60% of all U.S. Fortune 500 headquarters and providing quick market access to Canada • 290 daily departures from Northeast Ohio area airports to 70 destinations; easy access to international flights to China, Japan, Germany, France and England Easy access to a diverse, dedicated and talented labor force • A workforce of nearly two million people in the region • Strong talent pools in manufacturing, health care, and financial services Internationally owned companies have found a home in the Northeast Ohio region • Sterling Jewelers and Charter One Bank lead in global employment in the region • Three international countries (Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom) employ more than 20,000 people in the region (Ernst & Young LLP 2011) Ohio’s Rank in the U.S. Largest th 7 population Largest th 5 manufacturing GDP 3rd Lowest tax rate on new capital investment Selected Employers in the northeast Ohio Region Toledo Cleveland Youngstown Akron Canton Columbus Dayton Nelsonville Cincinnati We make things here: ideas + products + profits Cleveland Chicago New York •Partner with industry and academic leaders across a diverse economy •Gain greater access to U.S. and Canadian population and customers •Find a talented and motivated workforce •Find a home alongside the global companies in the Northeast Ohio region Team Northeast Ohio (NEO) markets the region, attracts new businesses and assists companies with growth and job creation. Team NEO | 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 2000 (216) 363-5400 | | Cleveland, OH 44115 Tom Waltermire © 2013 JobsOhio. All rights reserved.