Over the past several years, Ohio and its cities like Columbus have been receiving positive attention for the economic climate and opportunities available to individuals and businesses. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Buckeye State has moved up Forbes annual list of Best States to No. 11 for 2016. Also unsurprising? Ohio coming in first for quality of life — just ask any Denisonian.
Opportunities abound for students and recent alums alike across the state. Entrepreneurial individuals and companies are finding strong footholds, which create an excellent environment for internships and post-graduate jobs that allow our students to thrive.
“Ohio has moved up the Best States rankings in five straight years from a low of 38 in 2011 to No. 11 this year. Credit lower business costs and a dramatically improved economy. Five-year economic growth was second worst in the U.S. in 2011 and now is ninth best. Ohio ranks No. 1 in Forbes quality of life metric thanks to low living costs, short commutes and a plethora of top-rate colleges and cultural and recreational opportunities. Manufacturing and financial services account for the largest sectors of Ohio’s $608 billion gross state product. The state is home to 50 of the 1,000 largest public and private companies in the U.S.—fifth most of any state. Some Ohio-based companies include Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Macy’s.”