JobsOhio has received a clean bill of health in complying with the state laws and regulations governing the operations of the state’s privatized economic development arm.

An accounting firm’s compliance audit of the nonprofit was released Tuesday by Ohio Auditor Keith Faber, whose office is forbidden from auditing JobsOhio and instead is restricted to choosing the private accountant.

The audit by Deloitte & Touche for the state fiscal year ending June 30 examined 41 areas involving financial controls, conflicts of interest, ethics, payroll, expenses and board oversight and found no problems.

The audit stated that JobsOhio spent $162.1 million on its operations during the fiscal year while recording a $382.8 million profit on its 25-year, $1.5 billion lease of the state’s liquor operations as sales

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