Ohio - Where You Can Find Success in Every Area of Life
30 Apr, 2009By: Lee Fisher
In today’s economy, location has become increasingly important to success and failure – in business and in life. Companies seek the perfect location – one that offers short- and long-term business success and a rewarding personal life.
Ohio has won the Governor’s Cup three years in a row, an award given the state that leads the nation in new business construction and expansion projects. To earn this award, chief executive officers must be convinced that
Their strengths in the motor vehicle, aerospace and alternative fuels industries add to
To support continued growth in the industry, the state is investing in programs that facilitate technological advancement. Ohio Third Frontier has supported more than $58 million in research and development for advanced motor vehicle sectors, investments that are helping make low-cost, efficient products, and keeping their motor vehicle partners ahead of the competition.
Likewise, their seven Edison Technology Centers are providing a variety of product and process innovation and commercialization services to support their motor vehicle partners. And, their Advanced Energy Fund is helping strengthen Ohio’s manufacturing climate, and providing assistance to companies that are reinventing themselves.
The world’s aerospace industry was conceived 105 years ago when Wilbur and Orville Wright, from
Businesses can partner with the more than 600 companies in Ohio that have ties to the aerospace industry, including Hartzell Propeller, the world’s leading manufacturer of propeller systems, and NetJets, a worldwide leader in private aviation.
Their diverse business environment is supported by premier research facilities and an innovative university system. More than 130 institutions of higher education offer programs focused on engineering and aerospace, including five aerospace engineering graduate programs that are ranked as the best in the nation.
These leading research organizations are discovering new technologies in propulsion, power, materials, instruments and controls, human effectiveness and biosciences. To keep the innovation wheel turning, Ohio Third Frontier is expanding their technological strengths and promoting commercialization. Designed to build world-class research programs, nurture early stage companies, and foster technology development that make existing industries more productive, Ohio Third Frontier creates opportunity through innovation.
Innovation has been a foundation of
Their energy policy ensures stable energy prices, modernizes
Part of the state’s strategic investments includes $73.6 million in fuel cell projects since 2003, through programs such as the Ohio Fuel Cell Initiative. This initiative, like many others, is designed to spur job creation in
Stimulating growth in this fast-paced industry will require a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors.
These factors and more make