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Ohio ranks near top in business development

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is getting some national recognition for business development and job creation.

The Buckeye State ranked second in the country behind Texas last year for attracting new companies and business expansion. That's according to the annual list compiled by the business trade magazine Site Selection.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that several Ohio cities were recognized, too.

Columbus finished 10th among metropolitan areas with a population of at least 1 million people, and Cincinnati finished eighth.

Dayton finished first among metro areas with a population of 200,000 to 1 million, and Akron was eighth.

Findlay, Wooster and Ashtabula finished in the top 10 among cities in the smallest population category.

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