Automotive 2018-07-17T21:44:25+00:00

Why Northwest Ohio

Fueling Up the
Regional Automotive Industry

Located in the heart of the North American automotive marketplace, Northwest Ohio provides immediate access to manufacturers and suppliers across the industry. Home to the world-famous Jeep Wrangler, the most productive transmission plant in the country, and a nationally recognized workforce, the Toledo/Northwest Ohio region has rightly earned designation as the No. 1 automotive supplier in North America. Throughout Northwest Ohio and across the state, Ohio offers an innovative ecosystem offering next-generation resources and collaborative partners investing in ongoing connected and autonomous vehicle research, development and testing.

Northwest Ohio Automotive Industry – Quick Facts

Automotive Worker
  • Automotive workforce exceeding 45,000

  • Located just 45 miles from Detroit

  • 450,000+ Jeep Wranglers produced annually

  • $1 billion+ invested in GM-Powertrain over last 7 years

  • Ohio is the No. 1 producer and supplier of automotive components/materials for automotive industry

  • Ohio is the second largest U.S. automotive state

What They’re Saying

“Northwest Ohio is a great place to do business with excellent proximity and location to our customer base. Given our long-standing history in the region, we have great confidence in the regional workforce.”

– Paul Watroba, senior manager, Dana Inc.