Earlier this month, the Ohio Department of Development unveiled its strategic plan, a forward-thinking plan to change the state's economy by purposefully redesigning its business climate.
The state has determined the following three main areas to measure its
1. Grow the income of Ohioans
2. Create and retain jobs for Ohioans
3. Expand productivity through innovation
To view the strategic plan and the state's fifteen strategies to achieve these goals, visit http://www.ohiomeansbusiness.com.
One of the most significant initiatives supporting business growth is the state's Third Frontier Project, a 10-year, $1.6 billion initiative to help catalyze connections between companies and academia. The project is the state's largest-ever commitment to expanding high-tech research capabilities and promoting innovation and company formation that will create high-paying jobs for generations to come.
"Executives are realizing how, in Ohio, they're able to find the
perfect balance between successfully growing a business and still enjoying
life without sacrificing one for the other," said Ed Burghard, executive
director of the Ohio Business Development Coalition. "Business owners
profit from the bottom-line benefits of better work-life balance for their
employees. Ohio offers low-cost, low stress communities in a combination of
micropolitan and metropolitan cities. This diversity provides executives
and employees the resources and time to make any ambition achievable. Ohio
truly is the state of p
|SOURCE Ohio Business Development Coalition|
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