An aerial view of the construction on the new CareSource Center City building at First and Jefferson streets. TY GREENLESS / STAFF

Site Selection magazine again highlights Dayton and Ohio

Site Selection Magazine is again taking note of the Dayton area’s development prowess.

The national magazine has released its 2017 Governor’s Cup Awards and Ohio continues to rank No. 2 in total job projects, the magazine said in a release.

Dayton, Akron and Toledo are ranked the magazine’s top 10 metro areas for what it calls “tier 2 metros” — metro areas with populations between 200,000 and 1 million.

IN 2017:Dayton ranks No. 3 by national development magazine

Ohio also once again led as the state with what the magazine called the “top micropolitans,” with 18 total. Cincinnati and Columbus both placed in the top 10 list for “tier 1” metro areas, with populations over a million.

Also, Findlay earned the “top micropolitan” spot, and Wooster, Ashland and Tiffin all placed in the top 10 list of top-producing micropolitans, Site Selection said.

RECORD DEVELOPMENTCompanies invest $9.6B in Ohio, add 22K+ jobs

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, the magazine said.

“Companies in a variety of sectors are consistently choosing to invest throughout the entire state of Ohio, regardless of community size,” JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor said in a release tied to the magazine’s selections. “These strong results demonstrate how our close collaboration with state, regional and local partners helps us to better deliver Ohio’s valuable assets to help businesses thrive.”

“We attribute the region’s success to lowering the cost to do business, reducing their risk and delivering speed to market using tools like permitting, land development and consistently delivering qualified talent,” said Montgomery County Commission President Debbie Lieberman.

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