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Advanced and Alternative Energy

The world wants advanced and alternative energy products and services. That means new opportunities for those who develop solar, wind, biomass, clean coal, nuclear, fuel cell, hydroelectric, geothermal, and energy storage products in Ohio.  The state's transitioning economy has Ohio leading the way in curricula and employer incentives to shift blue collar workers to green collar jobs.  read on…

Advanced Manufacturing

Ohio is known for making things, and we are second to none when it comes to making things better, more efficiently, and more cost effectively. Process improvement and lean manufacturing resources can be found in every corner of the state and for every area of expertise from advanced machining to welding and supplier development.read on…

Advanced Materials

Advanced materials are metals, alloys, ceramics, glass, polymers and other hybrid materials that outperform conventional materials because of their toughness, hardness, durability and elasticity. Commercializing innovations in advanced materials is a key in the transition of Ohio's economy.read on…

Advanced Propulsion

Ohio has put a special focus on advances in the critical technologies needed for future generations of commercial and military propulsion systems. The goal? To create faster, quieter and more fuel efficient engines with less environmental impact than traditional methods. read on…

Biomedical

According to Ohio Midwest Health Care Venture Report 2008, Ohio ranks second in the Midwest for dollars attracted for healthcare start-ups. This ranking is a direct result of the number of biomedical companies receiving the investment capital that enables them to grow and succeed in Ohio.read on…

Entrepreneurship

New companies are vital to Ohio's long-term interests, and dreamers are what keep us moving. From one-person outfits to partnerships employing hundreds, entrepreneurs -- matched with the industry sectors that have the most potential for success -- are vital to Ohio's economy. read on…

High Tech

Nearly every facet of Ohio's economy will succeed or fail based on successful or unsuccessful adoption of new technology. Traditional industries, such as automotives and agriculture, as well as "new economy" industries such as biomedical, advanced polymers, aerospace and advanced materials, depend on high-tech innovation to move the state from this century into the next.read on…

Higher Education

Ohio's colleges and universities play a crucial role in Ohio's economy. Collaborations between academia and business move ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace an important key to Ohio's long-term economic success. read on…

Information Technology

Information technology -- the ability to send and understand information within a business, within an industry and around the globe -- is the key to a growing economy. Many Ohio companies are innovators in this growing field, cutting across multiple vertical markets as a natural outgrowth of their support for Ohio's vast portfolio of industries. read on…

Instruments - Controls - Electronics

Instruments, controls and electronics have become increasingly important to Ohio's high-tech economy. Advanced sensor technology, distributed control systems, and advanced motion control are only a few of the business sectors driving Ohio forward.read on…

Manufacturing Innovation

From autos, to steel, to advanced materials, innovation is the fuel that propels industry forward. Seldom is it possible to maintain a competitive edge without improving efficiency, quality and cost. read on…

Sustainability

Ohio is transforming its inventive past into an innovative future in key industries of historical strength. The goal is to increase the global competitiveness of all Ohio companies in ways that address environmental, energy and public health problems.read on…

Talent Dividend

The Talent Dividend is a calculation of how much economic impact college grads have on a city. By increasing the number of college graduates in Columbus by one percentage point of its population, $1.3 billion would be generated in personal incomes or revenue. That's like attracting a billion dollar company to this region. The best way to measure the economic success of a city is per capita income and the simple most direct connection of per capita income is college attainment, says CEOs for Cities, the group that created the Talent Dividend initiative.read on…

Tech Transfer - Research

Research is vital to development of leading edge products and services. But if ideas stop at the drawing board, Americans will never realize the benefits. It's vital that what occurs in the laboratory is shared with those who can apply new learning in practical, commercially viable ways. read on…

Venture Capital

New businesses, especially those in emerging technology sectors, often lack the money needed for research, development and commercialization of promising new products and services. Venture capital funds allow these new businesses to continue their work until they can become profitable on their own.read on…

Workforce Transition

Today's economy is in transition and so are the workers who support it. As whole industries change often trimming jobs we are often left with highly skilled Ohioans who have nowhere to go. Helping these workers find new jobs in emerging industries while providing the training needed to be successful is an increasingly important aspect of our modern economy.read on…
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