Doing Business in Ohio and the Columbus Region

Kegler Brown’s global business attorney, Vinita Mehra will concentrate her presentation on regulatory framework for doing business in Ohio. She will speak on key issues to consider for businesses exploring the Ohio business market using practical, legal and financial solutions. Mehra will be accompanied by Deborah Scherer, director of Columbus 2020. Scherer will discuss the status of Ohio ranking among the top ten states for Foreign Direct Investment, Columbus’ growing economy, central location, large workforce, and favorable regulatory environment. In addition, they will showcase the key advantages of investing in the Columbus region and how Indian businesses will benefit and prosper in Ohio’s business-friendly economic system. Murali Ramanathan, Jain Irrigation Systems, will also join the conversation to discuss why Jain chose to have a presence in Columbus, their experience in doing business and the value of working in Central Ohio.

Kegler Brown is a recognized leading law firm specializing in international law and business matters. The Kegler Brown Global division offers a special focus on Asia Pacific business concerns as one of its many regions of global coverage. Our unique approach allows us to advise clients with respect to the perfection of proprietary rights in the U.S. and abroad.

Columbus 2020 is a regional public-private partnership that leverages Central Ohio's research and academic institutions, and diverse industries to position the State Capital to become the fastest growing economy in the country and one of the nation´s leaders in economic development. The initiative will grow our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world´s leading companies are attracted to the region, and innovations are cultivated and commercialized.

Jain Irrigation Systems is a manufacturer of quality drip irrigation products for the agricultural, turf, greenhouse, nursery, industrial and landscape markets. They have been a leader in the industry for over 30 years offering the widest selection of micro-irrigation products. Jain has presence in more than 120 countries and was founded in India.