Cleveland is located in the north east part of Ohio. Northeast Ohio boasts $223 billion in gross regional product (GRP), making it the 12th largest economic region in the nation. The region is home to more than 109,000 companies, which operate across a number of diverse and growing industries from healthcare to manufacturing and more. Northeast Ohio is a healthcare hub with more than 60 hospitals, including the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, and represents one of the largest economic sectors at 8.5 percent of the region’s employment. Northeast Ohio has the fifth fastest growing population of workers with advanced degrees, ahead of such “brain hubs” as Chicago, Seattle and Austin. 35% of the region’s 25 to 44 year-olds hold a college degree, a rate well above the national norm.