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Research & Innovation Guide Ohio’s Global Economic Strategies

Innovation is both a key to success and a determining factor of resilience in uncertain times. As the global economy transitions from downturn to recovery, Ohio is positioned to lead the way thanks to world-class research and development (R&D) resources. In Ohio, R&D is facilitated within an array of connected incubators, universities, and private corporations. These networks channel investment, streamline invention, prepare workforces, and accelerate commercialization.


The investments that drive economic growth and spur innovation come from various public, private, and philanthropic sources. In Ohio, they stem from strategic grants and collaborations that leverage institutions of excellence. This spirit of cooperation continues within JobsOhio’s innovation strategy to attract companies in the fastest growing sectors and improve vitality in urban and rural settings across the state. One primary goal is to enhance competitiveness across the entire innovation continuum—from increasing the amount of research to the formation of new businesses, capital attraction, and deliberate placemaking.


Research and innovation are ever-present in Ohio’s strategies to foster a resilient business climate and compete in the global economy. They bridge the gap between the pursuit of knowledge and speed to market.

Cultivating Success in Ohio
Ohio is home to four colleges and universities among the top 100 in the world for patents issued

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Research and innovation propel business forward

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Great ideas must find a way from the lab to the marketplace if they are to improve the quality of life for the public and create jobs and economic opportunity. This innovation district will make this process faster and more effective.
Jon Husted
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
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JobsOhio has changed the way the state of Ohio presents itself to the world of business.
Dr. Edward (Ned) Hill
Professor of Economic Development Policy, Public Policy and Public Finance, The Ohio State University
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We have been a part of this community for many years and appreciate all of the support, including the economic development services from JobsOhio, Dayton Development Corporation and Clinton County.
Kristen Parr
Vice President and General Manager, Alkermas

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