$536 million facility expected to generate 450 permanent new jobs in Northwest Ohio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef announced today that Abbott has selected a site in Bowling Green for a new manufacturing facility that will produce specialty and metabolic powder nutritional products.

Abbott will invest $536 million into the new facility and create 450 permanent new jobs in the Northwest Ohio region.

“Abbott’s history in formula production goes all the way back to Columbus in the early 1900s, and we’re glad Abbott is advancing its future here in Ohio as they bring a cutting-edge facility to Bowling Green that will support job growth and improve the supply chain for critical formula products nationwide. The addition of this new facility will help to ensure that life-sustaining formulas are available and accessible when needed.”

– Mike DeWine, Ohio Governor

Abbott is a multinational healthcare company whose technologies and products span diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. This project will expand the U.S. supply of essential formulas, some of which serve as the sole source of nutrition for people with extreme allergies to most food products and other dietary and metabolic conditions.

“Abbott’s decision to expand its footprint in Ohio reinforces this state’s ongoing development of products that can boost and sustain the health and safety of Americans. Abbott had many other states courting them for this investment, and it’s rewarding to see them choose Ohio as the best place to do business.”

– Jon Husted, Ohio Lt. Governor

In designing and building the plant, Abbott intends to engage with experts across food safety, quality, and good manufacturing practices.

“We’re building this plant for additional capacity to produce these important specialty and metabolic formulas that families rely on. Abbott has long been part of Ohio, and we’re proud to become part of the local community in Bowling Green.”

– Robert B. Ford, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Abbott

In addition to the DeWine-Husted Administration and JobsOhio, several other entities collaborated to bring the Abbott manufacturing facility to Bowling Green, including the Ohio Department of Development, Northwest Ohio’s Regional Growth Partnership (RGP), Bowling Green Economic Development, and other state, local, and county partners.

“We and our partners at RGP welcome Abbott’s confidence in Northwest Ohio to build out the national supply of metabolic powder formulas, a critical component in the future of our healthcare and food systems. Abbott’s investment will create 450 new jobs while utilizing the latest technology and standards to advance efficient and safe production of this essential product with talent from Ohio.”

– J.P. Nauseef, President & Chief Executive Officer, JobsOhio

“Bowling Green is the perfect place for this critical manufacturing facility to raise the capacity of formula production in the United States. Abbott’s investment in Northwest Ohio proves our region’s readiness to supply the healthcare industry with the skilled workforce, resources, and business environment that will allow this life-saving facility to thrive.”

– Kati Thompson, Executive Director, Bowling Green Economic Development

The project is contingent on the approval of state and local incentives. JobsOhio plans to provide assistance for the project, details of which will be made public after a final agreement is executed. The groundbreaking is expected to take place in 2023. Construction is expected to be completed in 2026.

The Regional Growth Partnership is the lead economic development organization serving 17 counties in Northwest Ohio. As a private nonprofit development corporation, the RGP is dedicated to fostering regional, national and international business investment opportunities across the region. The RGP serves as Northwest Ohio’s network partner for JobsOhio. Visit www.rgp.org for more information.

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI CincinnatiRegional Growth Partnership, and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.