Midwest MicroDevices of Toledo has continued to grow at a steady pace since its founding in 2004. The company's niche is a new and emerging micro-electro mechanical (MEMs) market, focusing on unusual materials and incredibly tiny wafers. The company's employees work on devices often smaller than a human hair (think miniscule sensor of a car's airbag). The company is a graduate of the Regional Growth Partnership, which offered support, marketing and financing. The Ohio Department of Development provided an Ohio Innovation Loan to the company through the Ohio Third Frontier. The University of Toledo's Science, Technology and Innovation Enterprises have also partnered with the startup. At the end of 2010, the company had a dozen employees and was hoping to add as many as 10 new skilled positions within two years.