The state is recognized internationally as the "Fuel Cell Corridor", A new report by the Quantitative Economics and Statistics Practices (QUEST) of Ernst & Young in conjunction with the Council On State Taxation (COST), ranks Ohio as third in the nation for friendliest tax environment.
In 2013, Ohio was ranked in the top ten states for best business climate by Site Selection magazine, based on a business-activity database. exports in 2009, with top destinations being Canada at .2 billion, followed by Mexico, China, United Kingdom, Greece, Brazil, Japan, Germany, France, and Australia.
Gravitational Energy Corporation, located in Cuyahoga Falls, proliferates Gravity Assisted Power (GAP) machines in cooperation with Dri Powder, LLC to the military.
The United States Department of Defense currently maintains a large Supply Center in Whitehall, a suburb of Columbus.
The study, "Competitiveness of state and local business taxes on new investment," provides a state-by-state comparison of tax liabilities.
Makino's Global Titanium Research and Development Center is located in Mason.Boeing's Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center in Heath is a venture amongst five of the top 10 U. defense contractors, including Atlantic Inertial Systems, Honeywell, Kearfott, Northrop-Grumman, L3 Communications, and Raytheon, which is also the headquarters of the Air Force Metrology and Calibration Program Office.RTI International Metals's location in Niles produces titanium used in every France-based Airbus aircraft.Biotech research and development employs directly 12,415 residents, while agricultural bioscience contributed the largest economic impact, at .7 billion.Medical device manufacturers employ 9,757 residents. Major hospital employers include the Cleveland Clinic Health System with 41,400 employees, Catholic Healthcare Partners in Cincinnati with 28,200, University Hospitals of Cleveland with 21,800, Ohio Health in Columbus with 15,300, Pro Medica in Toledo with 14,500, and Premier Health Partners in Dayton with 14,000.