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 18-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.
Manufacturers in the Northeast Ohio Region
#3 in the U.S.
Ohio is ranked #3 in the nation for manufacturing employment
Manufacturing is a $46 Billion industry in Northeast Ohio
Manufacturing workers in the Northeast Ohio Region
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center
The Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center is adjacent to I-77.
Colleges, universities, and education providers offering advanced manufacturing related areas of study.
Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Data
Top 10 Advanced Manufacturing Employers in Northeast Ohio
|The Timken Company||4,800|
|Lincoln Electric Company||3,200|
|BWX Technologies Inc.||1,320|
Top 10 Advanced Manufacturing Occupations in Northeast Ohio
|Occupation||Employed in Industry|
|Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators||7,443|
|Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||4,674|
|First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers||3,621|
|Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||3,118|
|Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers||3,049|
|Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators||2,714|
|Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||2,544|
|Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers||2,480|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanics||2,106|
EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub
The EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub officially opened in Q4 2021.