Energy 2019-04-22T08:55:16-05:00

Why Northwest Ohio

Powering Up the
Regional Energy Industry

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

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  • 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

What They’re Saying


“When you look at the intersection of ‘Where can I put power on the grid … where can I have water …where can I bring in natural gas, and do I have a willing community’ … we had all three in Oregon-Northwest Ohio.”

– Peter Rigney, general manager, Oregon Clean Energy