Northwest Ohio has developed a diverse industry base which capitalizes on our regional competitive assets. This region’s business climate and dedicated workforce have helped build Northwest Ohio into a competitive location for many industries, including energy.
Throughout Northwest Ohio and all across the state, energy spans the complete oil and gas supply chain, from drilling to production. This region is a premier location for the energy industry, as Northwest Ohio produces nearly every type of energy, from nuclear, petroleum and natural gas, to biofuels, solar and wind.
Northwest Ohio Energy Industry – Quick Facts
Energy workforce of 13,000
325 energy companies
Nearly $1 billion invested in multiple Northwest Ohio wind farms
Northwest Ohio wind farm to power GM’s Ohio/Indiana plants
Ohio’s largest solar farm to go up in Northwest Ohio
Ohio is the 8th largest ethanol-producing state
Ohio has the 7th largest crude oil-refining capacity in the nation
Utica Shale has helped drive increase in natural gas production, which is 19x greater over last five years