Employers & Industries

Greater Cleveland’s Economy

Over 70% of the Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, so you can bet there is a diverse range of employers to work for! Greater Cleveland’s economy weighs in at $170 billion and growing. Our strongest, fastest-growing
industries include advanced manufacturing, medical devices & imaging, polymers, and financial & legal services.


As a healthcare professional, you might be familiar with The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and Akron’s Summa Health System. Each is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” and located right here in Northeast

Add 62 hospitals and seven educational institutions that offer bioscience Ph.D. programs in the region, and you’ll see that the opportunities for your growth are truly endless. Plus, with more than 700 biomedical companies and more than $1 billion
in investments since 2003, it’s easy to see why Northeast Ohio is a vital driving force in the medical, healthcare and biomedical industries. Just imagine what your future could be here.


Advanced Manufacturing (advanced technologies and robotics)

Some of the world’s most successful and innovative manufacturing companies are based right here in Northeast Ohio, building the next generation of groundbreaking products and employing thousands of hardworking and ambitious people in the region.



The aerospace and defense industries combined employ more than 66,000 people across the state of Ohio at over 600 private companies. Plus, more than 2,300 companies whose products and processes are instrumental to the aerospace industry are based right
here in Northeast Ohio.


Agriculture and Food Processing

Contributing $93 billion to our statewide economy, food and agriculture combine to form one of Ohio’s top industries. Here in Northeast Ohio, thousands of farms produce more than 200 diverse crops, and more than 1,000 agricultural processing plants
are thriving.


Creative and Design

If your career involves industrial and consumer product design, architecture, advertising or a similar creative field, you can find a variety of career opportunities in Northeast Ohio. Check out Agency List for many of the top advertising, design and marketing agencies in Cleveland and surrounding areas, as well as education, career and professional resources for creatives: agencylist.org/cleveland



A wide array of award-winning public and private, primary and secondary schools, as well as numerous institutions of higher learning, make Northeast Ohio a center for excellence in education. And, with plenty of new and exciting opportunities always
on the horizon, our region offers everything you need to shape your future. Here, the learning never stops and careers take off.

Primary & Secondary Education


Colleges & Universities



With more than 250 innovative companies, the electronics and information technology industries are flourishing in Northeast Ohio. Some of the world’s industry leaders are based here, and, from large companies to start-ups, you’re sure to find a perfect
place to boot up your career.



Bring your talent and initiative to our region and discover all of the opportunities and support that will help you flourish!


Financial, Insurance & Professional Services

When you make the move to Northeast Ohio, you’re moving to a major center for financial, insurance and a variety of professional services. Robust growth in these sectors is attracting a talented pool of professionals to work and live in the region,
and, with thousands of professional service firms located throughout the area, the opportunities for bright and creative people are virtually unlimited.

Professional Services


If you’re thinking about a career in the federal, state or local government, think about living and working in Northeast Ohio. Here, we help shape the nation’s economy and its political landscape. In fact, we are the proud home to one of the Federal
Reserve’s 12 regional banks, and we contribute more to the economy than any other region in the state. We’re also home to a number of federal government offices, including one of only four Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) sites nationwide.


Information Technology

Northeast Ohio needs people with information technology and computer skills. In fact, Cleveland is #2* in I.T. job growth nationally with a projected 18.4%** growth through 2020. Information technology plays a strategic role in all the Fortune 500
companies located in the region and provides the competitive edge for a wide array of industry clusters including Healthcare, BioTechnology, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Advanced Energy.


Legal Services

Some of the nation’s largest and most respected law firms can be found right here, including Jones Day, the second largest law firm in the United States with more than 1,800 attorneys. Plus, bar associations throughout Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Akron,
Summit County and Mahoning County include almost 8,000 members who all share a tremendous dedication to pro-bono work.


Polymers and Advanced Materials

Northeast Ohio is a worldwide leader in plastics manufacturing, innovation and commercialization. Plus, our region is the proud home to a wide variety of markets and end-user applications in the chemistry industry, producing products that include gases,
paints and pigments, industrial chemicals, soaps and cleaners, rubber products, clay and concrete products, and adhesives and sealants.



From art museums to zoos, abundant green space to one Great Lake, there are literally hundreds of wonderful things to see and do in Northeast Ohio. Plus, our convention and visitor bureaus work diligently to bring meetings, conventions and tourists
to our region. In fact, more than 30 million visitors come to the region each year, pumping more than $9 billion into the local economy annually.

We are grateful to these supporters who have helped Global Cleveland become a reality