Northwest Ohio businesses added more than 1,000 new jobs in the third quarter of 2020 with total investment exceeding $128 million. 

The region’s advanced manufacturing industry produced the biggest numbers, led by the attraction of Logoplaste to Allen County. Investing $35 million, the company will construct a 100,000 square-foot facility for plastic injection molding of food grade containers. Another manufacturing company, International Cushioning Company, is starting new operations in Fremont, where it will create nearly 90 new jobs.

Overall in the third quarter, Northwest Ohio’s manufacturing industry generated 881 new jobs with nearly $84 million of investment.

“Despite the uncertainties presented throughout this year, Northwest Ohio has continued communicating the advantages of doing business in this region,” said Dean Monske, president and CEO of the Regional Growth Partnership. “Our economic development partners, along with JobsOhio, are committed to businesses succeeding here, and we’re proud to see growing investment which demonstrates the case for Northwest Ohio.”

The region was also successful in landing two IT/software projects, which brought in 138 new jobs. Shutterfly, one of the world’s leading personalized photography product companies, is investing $23 million and creating 100 new jobs for a new site in Crawford County. And Satelytics will add 38 jobs to its new location in Perrysburg. The innovative software firm has been nationally recognized as the foremost remote sensing company.

Through three quarters, businesses across the 17-county northwest Ohio region have added 1,800 jobs and invested more than $363 million into their operations.