Monske opened by presenting the key metrics from 2020 of 4,837 new jobs created across the 17-county region, with capital investment of $1.4 billion. The manufacturing industry led the way with more than 2,000 new jobs, while the region’s energy sector generated nearly $500 million in capital investment.
A pre-packaged video followed which highlighted 10 top projects across Northwest Ohio – a video which included a narrated overview of each project, aerial drone and company photos. As part of that, the presentation also featured two case study corporate testimonial videos. POET Biorefining in Putnam County was featured, recognizing how the company rapidly modified its ethanol production to include hand sanitizer.