From the top metropolitans to the more than 900 smaller cities and villages throughout the state, Ohio offers the full package when it comes to business attraction and growth.
According to Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup 2017 rankings, Ohio earned the No. 2 spot overall for total projects for the fourth consecutive year and was third in projects per capita, making Ohio the only state to place in the top three of both categories.
Cincinnati and Columbus both placed in the top 10 list for Tier 1 Metros (population over 1 million). Akron, Dayton and Toledo earned top 10 rankings as well in the Tier 2 Metros category (population between 200,000 and 1 million).
Smaller markets are also big opportunities for businesses. Ohio micropolitans, defined as cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people, earned 18 spots in the Top 100 Micropolitans.
For the fourth straight year, editors named Findlay the No. 1 overall micropolitan.
Other Ohio cities named to the Top 100 Micropolitans include, in order of rank: Ashtabula, Celina, Sidney, Norwalk, Bellefontaine, Greenville, Marion, Sandusky, Urbana, Wapakoneta, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Van Wert and Wilmington.