Ohio is doing more than entertaining the idea of smart mobility, it is taking smart products and putting them into testing. Across the state are assets contributing to the success of smart mobility advancements. In Ohio, a number of resources are available to support smart mobility advancement.
Practically everything in the automotive industry has passed through the Transportation Research Center (TRC) since the 1970s. Situated in the midst of automotive technology, discovery and manufacturing, TRC is 4,500 acres dedicated to exploring automotive innovation.
Ohio’s mix of industry, university, nonprofit and government partners are coming together to create a living lab for autonomous and connected vehicles. The innovation is contagious and its benefits are continuing to attract companies exploring smart mobility.
The R&D Center Grant Program allows JobsOhio to make strategic investments in new R&D centers that support our targeted industries and the evolution of the Ohio economy. Since its inception, four R&D centers representing an array of industries have been announced, with more deals expected in the coming months.
Fuyao Glass America benefits from Ohio’s talent, workforce training, partnerships and logistics advantage. In June 2016, the company announced plans to lease an additional 240,000 square feet, with 2 million square feet of operations. Employment at the site is expected to reach over 2,000.