Powering an Innovation Ecosystem in Appalachian Ohio

Powering an Innovation Ecosystem in Appalachian Ohio

A decade ago, something happened in the Buckeye State: the Ohio Third Frontier began awarding funding grants. One of those went to a startup, TechGROWTH Ohio, to increase revenue growth and capital investments in tech-based businesses within a 20-county area of southeastern Ohio, anchored by Ohio University (OU).

Today, TechGROWTH Ohio, founded as part of Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and its thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem help feed a red-hot state. “The impact TechGROWTH Ohio has made on the region and state is significant and growing,” Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis said. “By leveraging multiple funding sources, including state capital, with the resources, partnerships, and talent of Ohio University, the Voinovich School’s been able to make real progress in activating statewide public-private partnerships in economic development.”

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Story excerpt provided by Innovation & Tech Today.

Written by Robert Yehling.

Originally published January 25, 2019.

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