SOURCE: Ohio Business Development Coalition

March 29, 2007 10:34 ET

Ohio Offers Ideal Environment for Success in the Manufacturing Industry

State's Resources for Business and Personal Life Meet the Growing Demands of Executives

COLUMBUS, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- The business and personal opportunities Ohio offers make up an ideal environment for success in the manufacturing industry according to the Ohio Business Development Coalition (OBDC). The OBDC is a nonprofit organization that markets the state for capital investment and supports Ohio's economic development efforts.

Ohio-based Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) is just one example of a business leveraging Ohio's unique qualities and transforming them into success. CVG is a global leader in commercial vehicle cab system solutions for the heavy-duty truck, construction, agricultural, industrial, marine and specialty industries.

CVG does business all over the world with significant operations in China, Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia. Because Ohio is home to many world-class companies, including several of CVG's major customers, executives at the company recognize the benefits of an Ohio-based international headquarters.

"Ohio's excellent transportation infrastructure combines superhighways, railways, waterways and international airports to accelerate travel and shipping to anywhere in the world," said Merv Dunn, president and chief executive officer of CVG. "Ohio is the ideal location for CVG to continue growing domestically and internationally."

Just as important to Dunn are Ohio's short commutes and healthy, Midwestern values which allow him to spend plenty of quality time with his family at community events, school activities or relaxing at home. "In Ohio, you can balance professional success with a rich, rewarding family life," said Dunn.

Dunn is the latest business leader featured in the "Why Ohio?" advertising campaign, a series highlighting executives in a variety of industries who have found they can successfully achieve their professional and personal aspirations without having to compromise one for the other in Ohio. The ad is first appearing in the Wall Street Journal today.

Dunn has lived in Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee and California, and believes Ohio is the state of perfect balance where you can definitely "Build Your Business and Love Your Life."

About the Ohio Business Development Coalition

The Ohio Business Development Coalition is a nonprofit organization that provides marketing strategy and implementation to support Ohio's economic development efforts. For more information, visit

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