OMA supports pro-manufacturing provisions in state budget

OMA supports pro-manufacturing provisions in state budget

Ohio’s new two-year operating budget (House Bill 110) – as agreed to by House and Senate leaders – includes important provisions that help ensure the competitiveness of manufacturing, the state’s largest industry.

Included in the budget is language that eliminates Ohio’s sales tax on employment services used by businesses to hire workers. The elimination of this tax has been a longtime priority for Ohio manufacturers since the Buckeye State is one of few states that burden employers with this tax.

“Manufacturers thank Ohio’s policymakers for adopting a responsible and balanced budget, while at the same time focusing on strategic investments to propel the state’s predominant industry,” said OMA President Ryan Augsburger. “It’s especially important that after nearly three decades, Ohio is about to end the antiquated policy of taxing employment services – especially in a time of critical workforce shortages. The pro-growth provisions in the new budget are a clear signal that the Buckeye State means business.”

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association is Ohio’s largest statewide business association comprised solely of manufacturers. Established in 1910, the OMA’s mission is to protect and grow Ohio manufacturing. It represents manufacturers of all sizes in every subsector of the industry. Manufacturing is Ohio’s largest economic sector, employing 700,000 Ohioans and contributing more than $110 billion annually to the state’s economy. Visit or follow OMA on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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