The state gets its name from the area’s river and derives from the Iroquois’ word for “great river.” The end of the Revolutionary War saw Ohio being passed over to the U.S. by the British. The fighting didn’t end then, however. There was continuous conflict throughout the 1790s with the region’s Native American inhabitants. Modern-day Ohio is a prosperous industry leader, third in the U.S. in manufacturing. The city of Akron is a significant producer of rubber.

Canton is where roller bearings are made and exported. Cincinnati is famous for its jet engine manufacturing. Another feather in Ohio’s cap is its tourist industry. International as well as national visitors come to see the Rock and Roll and Pro Football Halls of Fame and the Indian burial grounds. The state provides a loyal community and network for potential new businesses to tap into.


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