Advanced and Alternative Energy
Instruments - Controls - Electronics
Tech Transfer - Research
National Inventors Hall of Fame School in Akron - Photo Bob Perkoski
Allen County Museum, Lima, OH
Founded in 1831 at the edge of the legendary Big Black Swamp, is it any wonder that Lima was named after Lima, Peru, the source of the quinine bark once used to treat malaria? No matter. The Black Swamp long since drained, Lima is now better known alternately as "a community of value," "a top-10 place to raise a family," and a community with "big town advantages in a small-town atmosphere."
Manufacturing (including BP Chemicals, Ford, Dana Corp., General Dynamics and Countryside Foods/I&K Distributors) is still king in this area. With more than 11,000 people involved, it represents a fourth of Allen County's workforce and accounts for about $8 billion of the county's $10- to 12-billion economy. Lima also boasts strong healthcare and retail industries, which employ more than 7.500 and 6,000 people, respectively.
For fun, catch a midget-car race at Limaland Motorsports Park, pitch horseshoes at the Allen County Fairgrounds, snarf a Kewpee Burger, or check out the Lima Warriors, a semi-pro football team that has stomped the competition since its formation in 2003. Locals also like to call the area number one for up-ground reservoir fishing.
Ohio's smaller communities innovate to retain and attract talent
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Data shows Ohio's rural communities and smaller metros are hemorrhaging young adults -- a key to maintaining an entrepreneurial and civically engaged society. Despite the uphill battle, many smaller communities in Ohio are finding creative means to retain and attract young, talented workers.
Brain gain: Keeping fresh talent on home turf
Thursday, April 25, 2013
From entrepreneurship competitions that offer prizes to top startups at Ohio colleges to an array of enticing resources that connect young talent to jobs, the Buckeye State is plugging up brain drain and turning it into brain gain.
hiVelocity seeks Managing Editor
Thursday, April 25, 2013
hiVelocity is seeking a qualified journalist to serve as the publication's next Managing Editor. For more information, please view the job description.
Reshoring helps drive rise in Ohio manufacturing
Thursday, March 28, 2013
After ten straight years of decline, Ohio manufacturing employment increased for the second straight year in 2012. Part of the reason is the emerging trend to bring production back to the U.S. from overseas facilities.
Roll (tax) credits: A second look at Ohio's film tax credits
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Back in 2011, our sister publication
Fresh Water Cleveland
ran a feature about Ohio's newly instituted Film Production Tax Credit, which helped attract big-budget productions like "The Avengers" and "Alex Cross," plus smaller films like "Take Shelter" and "Fun Size."
decided to revisit the topic to see how it's working out for Cleveland, and Ohio.
Innovation & Job News
Intern in Ohio program launches this week, connects students with internships
two clevelanders recognized in the tie ohio international entrepreneur awards
new somolaunch competition to award 5k to small business with big idea
check ohio first helps companies and organizations buy and sell locally
50 ohio companies receive export assistance from ohio department of development program
statewide conference highlights polymer industry's growth across ohio
ohio fuel cell coalition seeks to lead ohio's energy future
etutoring program expands to cover all of ohio
Hyperlocal funds help boost Ohio entrepreneurship
Advanced Energy Manufacturing Center in Lima slated to become first of its kind
( 11 ) View All Innovation & Job News
Middle-market companies from Ohio choose open innovation to achieve competitive advantage
Source: Nine Sigma, Inc.
Ohio declares STEM education, entrepreneurship economic cornerstones
Source: Black Innovation and Competitiveness Initiative
Ohio ranked second in auto parts jobs
Source: Dayton Daily News
Ohio science, tech groups target youth innovation
Source: Canton Repository
Number of new businesses filing with state hits record
Source: The Columbus Dispatch
The crowdfunding crowd is anxious
Source: The New York Times
Ohio advances on Forbes list of 'Best States for Business'
Source: The Toledo Blade
What it really takes to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem
Source: The Atlantic Cities
Ohio among top states for tech growth
Source: The Business Journal
ohio should stay the course on energy efficiency, says expert
Source: Crain's Cleveland Business
( 17 ) View All Buzz
Give us your email and we will give you our bi-weekly online magazine. Fair?
A valid email address is required.
Invalid email format, please check email format.
Share this page
City: Van Wert
Industry: Advanced and Alternative Energy,Entrepreneurship,Sustainability
Industry: Advanced Materials
Have a Tip?