Advanced Manufacturing

A global manufacturing leader with the assets, training, and technologies to bring innovations to life.

The future of manufacturing is here.

Accounting for 20% of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), manufacturing is a driving force in Northeast Ohio’s economy. The region has all the assets you need to develop, produce, and deliver products and services. A talent pool of 2 million workers, a deep and diverse supply chain, and exceptional market access help make innovations more profitable.  

The 14-county Northeast Ohio Region is known for its powerful history of innovation and traditional manufacturing. The region has built on its strong manufacturing legacy to become a globally recognized center of advanced manufacturing – in sectors ranging from the Internet of Things (IoT) to biomedical devices – with complete life cycle capabilities. Northeast Ohio’s robust resources enable companies to develop, produce, and deliver products and services. The region is actively focused on the future of the industry through expanding industry 4.0 technologies and developing the talent to power them.  

Team NEO, Northeast Ohio’s economic development partner, is part of an engaged community of manufacturers, organizations, and institutions focused on the future of the industry. Team NEO helps bring manufacturing innovation to life with cluster groups that leverage our region’s unique assets and strengths. Focused on smart manufacturing and additive manufacturing, these clusters connect companies, and academic and research institutions, with opportunities to collaborate around new technologies that build on the region’s industrial, organizational and workforce strengths.

Make it better in the Northeast Ohio Region 

The Northeast Ohio Region’s manufacturing legacy is undeniable – and so is its future. We’re building on a strong foundation to advance industry 4.0 technologies. 

Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem in Northeast Ohio

7,000

Manufacturers in the Northeast Ohio Region

Ohio

#3 in the U.S.

Ohio is ranked #3 in the nation for manufacturing employment

$46 billion

Manufacturing is a $46 Billion industry in Northeast Ohio

248,000

Manufacturing workers in the Northeast Ohio Region

Available Sites

Airport West Industrial Park
Richland

Airport West Industrial Park

NASA Armstrong Site
Erie

NASA Armstrong Site

Cuyahoga County Regional Airport
Cuyahoga

Cuyahoga County Regional Airport

Akron Fulton Airport
Summit

Akron Fulton Airport

Summit

Akron Canton Regional Airport

Olmsted Joint Economic Development District
Cuyahoga

Olmsted Joint Economic Development District

The joint Economic Development District (Olmsted JEDD) of Olmsted Township and City of Olmsted Falls has a site of 80 acres for industrial development. Additional acreage for expansion is available. The property is zoned for light industrial/distribution and utilities are available.

Team NEO RightSites North Jackson - McCluggag
Mahoning

North Jackson – McCluggage

A rectangle-shaped 92-acre site on three parcels for sale by a private owner, this property is half wooded and half farm land. Currently zoned as agricultural, the site sits along a divided access road between two industrial areas.

Team NEO RightSites Nelson Sand & Gravel
Ashtabula

Nelson Sand & Gravel

The Nelson Sand & Gravel site, located halfway between Cleveland, OH and Erie, PA, is approximately 94 acres that can be subdivided as needed and is owned by a single owner.

Team NEO RightSites Louisville Ind Park
Stark

Louisville Industrial Park

This site was home to the former Chesapeake/Encino Energy Corp office. It has over 170 contiguous, developable acres expandable up to 261 acres.

Team NEO RightSites JAB
Ashtabula

JAB Property, Ashtabula

The JAB property, located on just over 80 acres of publicly owned land in Ashtabula, is a prime site for industrial development.

Canton GO
Stark

Canton Ohio GO Site

172.4 Remaining Developable Acres.

Philipp Parkway Industrial Site
Portage

Philipp Parkway Industrial Site

100 Remaining Developable Acres.

CASTLO Industrial Park
Mahoning

CASTLO Industrial Park

47.5 Remaining Developable Acres.

Aero Site
Richland

Aero Site

410 Remaining Developable Acres.

massillon energy technology park
Stark

Massillon Energy & Technology Park

200 Remaining Developable Acres.

Wooster Innovation Park - West
Wayne

Wooster Innovation Park – West

49.5 Remaining Developable Acres.

Beacon Business Park
Lorain

Beacon Business Park

600 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region
Summit

401 Newell Street

36 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region
Summit

Riverside Rail Park

21 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region
Stark

Canton Industrial Land II

22 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region
Stark

Canton Industrial Land I

98 Remaining Developable Acres.

Warren BDM Brownfield
Trumbull

Warren BDM Brownfield

236 Remaining Developable Acres.

Trade Park
Columbiana

Trade Park

32 Remaining Developable Acres.

Rittman Industrial Park
Wayne

Rittman Industrial Park

60 Remaining Developable Acres.

Ontario Commerce Park
Richland

Ontario Commerce Park

175 Remaining Developable Acres.

Ohio Wooster Innovation Park: Wooster 140
Wayne

Ohio Wooster Innovation Park

40 Remaining Developable Acres.

Mercantile Drive
Lake

Mercantile Drive

32 Remaining Developable Acres.

Cuyahoga Valley Industrial
Cuyahoga

Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center

The Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center is adjacent to I-77.

bonner industrial park
Geauga

Bonner Industrial Park

84 Remaining Developable Acres.

Bluestone business park
Cuyahoga

Bluestone Business Park

29 Remaining Developable Acres.

Alliance Commerce Park
Stark

Alliance Commerce Park

106 Remaining Developable Acres.

north central ohio industrial park
Huron

North Central Ohio Industrial Park

102 Remaining Developable Acres.

newcomerstown site aerial view
Tuscarawas

Newcomerstown Ohio Industrial Park

97 remaining developable acres.

Airport West
Richland

Airport West Industrial Park

70 Remaining Developable Acres.

Colleges, universities, and education providers offering advanced manufacturing related areas of study.

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The unversity of Akron
Notre Dame College
Stark State College
Youngstown State University

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Data

Top 10 Advanced Manufacturing Employers in Northeast Ohio

CompanyEmployees
Eaton Corporation7,079
The Timken Company4,800
Lincoln Electric Company3,200
Arcelormittal Tubular2,886
Rockwell Automation1,400
BWX Technologies Inc.1,320
Swagelok Company900
Therm-O-Disc Incorporated900
Materion Corporation700
Parker-Hannifin Corporation500
Source: D&B Hoovers 

Top 10 Advanced Manufacturing Occupations in Northeast Ohio

OccupationEmployed in Industry
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators7,443
Machinists5,715
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic4,674
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers3,621
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic3,118
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers3,049
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators2,714
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic2,544
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers2,480
Industrial Machinery Mechanics2,106
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9.3K+

Certificates

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12.3K+

Associate’s Degrees

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21K+

Bachelor’s Degrees

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9.3K+

Graduate Degrees

Case Study

EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub 

The EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub officially opened in Q4 2021.

Mindy McLaughlin

Mindy McLaughlin

Managing Director, Global Business Development, Team NEO 

Let’s talk advanced manufacturing in Northeast Ohio.