JobsOhio Says It Helped Create 18,000 Jobs In 2013

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JobsOhio says it used grants, tax breaks, and other incentives to help secure the new jobs and keep another 70,000 jobs in Ohio last year.

Advanced manufacturing led all sectors, with the report saying JobsOhio helped create more 4,500 jobs; that was followed by IT, financial services, and food processing and agribusiness.

The 2013 report showed decreased in overall projects, jobs created, and new payroll compared to 2012. JobsOhio is technically a private non-profit that uses the state’s wholesale liquor profits to dole out job incentives.

It’s seen widespread criticism from Democrats, who says job numbers are overblown and the agency is cloaked in secrecy. 

JobsOhio is also the subject of a lawsuit now before the Ohio Supreme Court.