Materials Suppliers

Semiconductor companies thrive here due to the availability of materials suppliers. The Northeast Ohio Region is a leader in polymers and materials, as well as metal production and fabrication. These industries continue to see dynamic growth – fueling the success of businesses across (and well beyond) the region. 

Material Suppliers

These industries are bolstered by the area’s top-ranked location and infrastructure.

Key industry strengths include: 

Northeast Ohio’s central location reaches the largest number of consumers in a 250-mile/400-km radius compared with any other metro market in the U.S. The region offers multiple intermodal transportation options to move raw materials into Ohio and finished products to customers, increasing speed to market.

Port of Cleveland
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The Port of Cleveland is the only port on the Great Lakes that has regularly scheduled direct shipping service to Europe, giving Northeast Ohio companies an efficient way to move cargo to global and East Coast within eight hours.

Multiple rail options including Class 1 railroads and short lines provide convenient access to the entire nation.

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The nation’s fourth largest interstate system is found in Ohio and includes major highways running north to south and east to west that provide access to most of the Midwest and East Coast within eight hours.

The region offers four dedicated air cargo terminals and seven commercial airports.

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#1 state for employment in plastic and rubber product manufacturing

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#2 university in the U.S. for polymer engineering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees



26,000 trained polymer workers



Top 3 state for primary metal and fabricated metal product manufacturing employment

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54% growth expected for Northeast Ohio’s primary metals sector from 2018–2025


106,000 trained metal production and fabrication workers

Mike Lalich

Mike Lalich

Director Business Development, Technology, Team NEO

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