Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.
Written by Mark Williams.
Ohio has long been home to heavyweights in banking and insurance.
Think Cleveland-based KeyBank, Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Bank and Huntington Bancshares here in Columbus, and insurers such as local giant Nationwide and Progressive, based near Cleveland.
Now, bets are being placed on tiny startup companies by a new nonprofit that is driven to help the state keep its edge in the banking and insurance sectors at a time of rapid change in the financial-services industry that threatens to upend everything from banking to real-estate closings.
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Originally published January 7, 2018.