Why live in Ohio?

Sure, you could live anywhere. But why would you want to, when you can have it all in Ohio? Affordable living, great schools, friendly culture, food and entertainment — you’ll find it all here.

The best of the Midwest.

Ohio is a test-market hub of activity and commerce, centrally located and easily accessible, which is why so many companies and families choose to make a home base in the Buckeye State.

There’s a place for you here.

Whoever you are, wherever you’re coming from, whatever you’re looking for—you can find it in Ohio. Explore our vibrant Ohio regions and find space to balance work, family, and life.

Ready to plan your visit? Get started here.

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Cincinnati

On the banks of the Ohio River, you’ll find a city with a rich history and a bright future, full of hard-working professionals, die-hard fans, world-class education—and even flying pigs.

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Cleveland

The Lake Erie shoreline boasts skyscrapers, stadiums, historic buildings, restored communities, and a rejuvenated cultural energy that makes an old-world town feel brand new again.

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Columbus

In Ohio’s biggest, most diverse city, you’ll still find a small-town vibe rich with job opportunity, thriving communities, arts and culture, food and entertainment, and of course—Buckeye fever.

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Dayton

The birthplace of aviation and the heart of Ohio innovation, Dayton and Montgomery County are full of big-city amenities and midwestern charm—all just a quick drive from major metros.

Southeast Ohio

Southeast

If you’re craving wide-open spaces, the Ohio Southeast is full of natural wonders, hiking trails, and rolling hills with easy access to major metros and an abundance of manufacturing jobs.

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Toledo

Enjoy a thriving arts and culture scene with a newly revitalized downtown area—plus great jobs, thriving communities, A-rated schools, and a beloved minor league baseball team. Go Mud Hens!

Veterans and military families welcome.

We proudly serve those who have served by helping transitioning military members, veterans, and their families engage with top Ohio companies. Put your sense of duty and valuable experiences to work with one of the 6,000+ registered military-friendly Ohio employers that are ready to support you.

Veteran & Transitioning Military Support

Station yourself in Ohio and we’ll directly connect you with public and private sector employers looking to hire military and veterans with your unique skills, experience, and security clearances. You’ll enjoy Ohio’s tax-free military retirement income, countless military recreational discounts, and a Veterans Service Office in every county. The Ohio Department of Veterans Services is always available to help you navigate available benefits and resources.

Military Family Support

Ohio is breaking down employment barriers for military families. With the passing of recent Ohio legislation, military members and their spouses can now utilize certain state occupational licenses from other states immediately, with no waiting period. Ohio is also being designated as a Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone by providing employment support and advocacy to military families.

Higher Education Support

The Ohio Values Veterans initiative ensures veterans in Ohio receive the appropriate college credit and credentialing for their military training and experience. Through the Ohio GI Promise, veterans and their dependents from anywhere in the country can skip the 12-month residency requirement and attend Ohio’s public colleges and universities at in-state tuition rates.

Military Crosswalk Search

Curious how your military training might translate? Us too! Try out O-Net’s Military Crosswalk Search, a helpful resource that aligns your military occupational classification (MOC) with positions in the civilian world.

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6th

largest veteran population

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90,000+

veteran-owned businesses

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33

community based outpatient clinics