Invest in Ohio’s Financial Services Innovation


Why Ohio? Ohio is second only to New York City for the number of top U.S. bank and insurance company headquarters.

Sophisticated, experienced and digital-savvy talent is abundant; a low cost of living compared to other digital hubs means an unmatched cost advantage; and Ohio supports a collaborative banking, insurance and financial services environment to foster innovation across the state. Investing in Ohio means:

  • Easy access to innovation collaboration. A two-hour direct flight or array of transportation options connects you to about 75 percent of the North American financial services industry, including Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 headquarters.
  • Big opportunity, low cost. Commercial rent is ¼ the cost of New York City and employees also benefit from a great lifestyle for less.
  • Bringing talent to your company’s doorstep. Ohio universities produce 35,000 graduates annually - both millennials and not - including innovation leaders in banking, insurance and financial services.
  • Fintech innovation initiatives. Fintech71, a global fintech accelerator focused on entrepreneurial growth in fintech innovation, is based in Ohio. 

Ohio is the premier location for businesses given its financial services, innovation network, abundant tech-savvy talent and top-rated banking business climate.

To learn more about the invaluable assets and resources Ohio can deliver your Financial Services company, contact Valentina Isakina.

Managing Directors

In 1999, CardinalCommerce’s three founders saw the future of e-commerce and decided to build a business around it. Today, the company is a global leader in e-commerce payment authentication. CardinalCommerce executives turned to JobsOhio when they needed to build a new headquarters to accommodate the company’s impressive growth.


Ohio Offers Access to Fintech Future

Ohio Team Heads to Money20/20 to Build Partnerships
Valentina Isakina, JobsOhio Managing Director, Financial Services & Select HQs
October 20, 2016

Ohio boldly shares its advantageous financial landscape at Money20/20. A tech-savvy workforce, access to global leaders in the financial industry and cost advantages are contributing to Ohio's reputation as a fintech powerhouse.

Fintech71 hosts Smart City Hackathon in Columbus

New Fintech Accelerator Looks to Advance Innovation in Ohio

Application process officially underway
May 16, 2017

A new fintech accelerator in Columbus seeks at least 10 startups from all across the globe to become part of its inaugural class. The accelerator leverages Ohio resources to give these startups an edge.