Government Affairs & External Engagement
The Government Affairs & External Engagement Team supports the mission of JobsOhio by serving as a resource to local, state and federal elected officials as well as to economic development practitioners. The team regularly interfaces with these leaders and works with stakeholders to promote economic development in communities across the state.
One Mission, One State
JobsOhio and six regional economic development organizations work together with local elected and non-elected economic development officials to identify business solutions that lead to new investments in Ohio’s communities. Together, these state, regional and local partners drive economic development throughout Ohio.
JobsOhio is committed to helping companies of various sizes within our targeted industry sectors – the large corporations that have an established presence in key industries, the middle-market companies that create the majority of jobs and capital investment, and the small, innovative businesses that drive future job growth. All JobsOhio program dollars offered in executed economic development agreements are posted on our website monthly, providing a complete public reporting of how JobsOhio is spending its private funding on efforts to attract and retain jobs.
JobsOhio Recognized with GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency
JobsOhio was recognized with GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2018, the highest level of transparency recognized by GuideStar. JobsOhio received the distinction after its first submission.
Independent Performance Assessment of JobsOhio
Consistent with our commitment to corporate governance and transparency, JobsOhio’s board of directors is pleased to share the independent performance assessment of JobsOhio conducted by McKinsey & Co., a leading global management consulting firm.
Understanding JobsOhio's Funding
JobsOhio’s funding model is unlike any other state-level economic development organization’s model in that absolutely no tax dollars or other public funds are used to support it. JobsOhio is a private nonprofit corporation wholly funded by an independent private source – the profits from the JobsOhio Beverage System (JOBS) liquor enterprise.
Accountability and Reporting Summary
JobsOhio holds itself to the highest standards of accountability, transparency, ethical conduct and responsible business practices.