Innovation in the polymer industry is driven by the state's Third Frontier program, a $1.6 billion initiative to help catalyze connections between companies and academia to support the development process. This sharing of knowledge often results in unexpected solutions with commercial application.
In addition to several state-supported programs specifically designed to encourage entrepreneurial business growth and development, Ohio companies also gain access to a highly skilled workforce and enjoy a culture of collaboration among government, industry and academia, that is a driving force in the state's leading role in polymers.
The Ohio Agriculture to Chemicals, Polymers, and Advanced Materials
Task Force will by mid-June report to the Ohio legislature and governor:
-- The current status of Ohio's agriculture and specialty chemicals and
-- Potential alignments between the agricultural and specialty chemicals
and polymer industries.
-- Strategies to expand the agriculture industry and specialty chemicals
and polymer industry in Ohio and to increase alignment between the two
"Simply put, H.B. 233 will help bring together a diverse group of industries that are all individually vital to Ohio's future in agriculture, manufacturing and polymer production," said state Rep. Steve Reinhard (R- Bucyrus), who sponsored H.B. 233."
As Ohio continues its focus building up 21st-century industries, the visionary leaders of polymer-related businesses are not only reaping the benefits of the state's business-friendly environment, but also experiencing the high quality of life accessible statewide.
"Business leaders are realizing how, in Ohio, they're able to find a
perfect balance between successfully growing
|SOURCE Ohio Business Development Coalition|
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