State Steering Committee
State Quick Facts
Owner, 3C Food and Beverage
Former Congressional Candidate; Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Prestolite Electric Inc.
Owner, Canal Tavern
Owner, Kerr Rental Properties
Owner, Flag Lady’s Flag Store
Owner, Actual Brewing
Owner, Miceli Glass; Owner, The Sunnyside Store Restaurant; Trustee, Dover Township
Owner, A&A New And Used Tire and Rims
Co-Founder, Endpoint Cyber Security
President, William Overbey & Associates
Owner, Valley Catering, LLC
Owner, Silva, LLC
Owner, Best Solutions Medical Supply
Owner, Tampico Mexican Restaurant
Owner, Buckeye Pizza
Owner, JDD, Inc.
Owner, A Forestry Consulting
The Buckeye State
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Total Nonfarm Employment:
John Kasich (R)
Sherrod Brown (D)
Support For Local Business
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH): “Our economy was built on the simple idea that if you work hard you can succeed, but too many Americans are putting in long hours but barely getting by, let alone getting ahead. We cannot allow American workers to be taxed into poverty.”
(Senator Sherrod Brown, “Brown Outlines Efforts to Expand Economic Opportunity to All Americans, Make Tax Code Work Better For Families”, Press Release, 6/7/16)
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH): ““Small business is the backbone of our economy. I will continue to do what I have done for years and that’s fiercely advocate for Ohio’s small businesses.”
(Senator Rob Portman, “Small Business Endorses Portman for Reelection,” Press Release, 5/9/16)
Representative Tim Ryan (D) “Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy.”
(Representative Tim Ryan, “New Resources Announced for Ohio’s Small Businesses,” https://timryan.house.gov/press-release/new-resources-announced-ohio%E2%80%99s-small-businesses)
Representative Joyce Beatty (D) “As a former small business owner, I understand the unique challenges small business owners face. Supporting entrepreneurship creates millions of American jobs and is the best way to spur innovation, preserve community character and ensure economic prosperity for generations to come.”
(Representative Joyce Beatty, “Beatty on Small Business,” https://beatty.house.gov/issues/small-business)
Ohio’s 939,317 small businesses represent 99.6% of all employers in the state and employ 2.1 million workers.
Women-owned businesses make up 306,700 of Ohio small businesses.
Veteran-owned businesses make up 91,200 of Ohio small businesses.
A total of 16,651 companies, which operate internationally, competing in global markets on a daily basis for inputs, capital, and customers, export from Ohio.
Ohio exports reached a record $49.1 billion in 2016, with products and services going to over 211 countries.
Twenty-three Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the Buckeye State.