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Governor's Cup Rankings

In Ohio and Wapakoneta, we have the statistics and trophies to prove we have a location worthy of investment.

Year after year, Ohio consistently remains a top U.S. market for business expansions for many reasons. Companies know the benefits Ohio can provide to their North American operations.

Since 2006 Ohio has five times won the coveted Governor’s Cup, presented each year by Site Selection magazine to the U.S. state achieving the greatest number of business expansions for the year. In 2010 and 2012 we placed a close second. More companies invested in Ohio than any other Midwest state, with more than $30 billion invested in business expansions. It’s more proof that successful companies around the world are choosing Ohio as the best location for their operations.

Governors Cup Rankings
  • 2006-2009 - Ranked 1st

  • 2010 - Ranked 2nd

  • 2011 - Ranked 1st

  • 2012-2013 - Ranked 2nd

Wapakoneta - Auglaize County Consistently Ranks Among Top 20

For six consecutive years, 2005-2010, Wapakoneta and Auglaize County, ranked among the top twenty micropolitans in the U.S. for business expansions. A micropolitan is defined as an with a community of at least 10,000 and a surrounding population under 50,000. In 2010 the Wapakoneta-Auglaize County Micropolitan ranked eighth in the nation in Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup rankings. In 2012 and 2013 we again made the top 20 list.

  • 2005-2009 - Top 20 in the Nation

  • 2010 - Ranked 8th in the Nation

  • 2012-2013 - Top 20 in the Nation