The National Republican Senatorial Committee is out with a new TV commercial today using the format of a TV news report to hit Democrat Ted Strickland over the loss of Ohio companies to other states when he was governor.
One of the companies is Calphalon, which moved its HQ from Perrysburg to Georgia.
Another is NCR, which moved from Dayton to Georgia.
The accompanying news release contained what I thought was a misstatement and I've emailed the NRSC to suggest they fix it.
In the release, NRSC spokesman Alleigh Marre is quoted as saying, “Retread Ted was responsible for 350,000 jobs leaving Ohio, including those from the state’s only Fortune 500 company which operated in Ohio for 125 years. Strickland was already fired for losing jobs, draining Ohio’s rainy day fund, and leaving the state with a 48th place rank in job creation. There’s no reason to take Ohio backwards.” – Alleigh Marre, NRSC National Press Secretary. It was Dayton's only Fortune 500 company and I think that's what Alleigh meant.
I researched how many Ohio Fortune 500 companies there were in 2009 and the total number was 27. NCR ranked No. 446.
Here's a picture of my list: