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Ohio Leads the Midwest in Biomedical Deals as Spinoffs Emerge from Healthcare Systems

New Companies and Advancements Reflect the High Level of Innovation and Collaboration in Ohio
May 31, 2018

Ohio’s vibrant biomedical sector led the Midwest bioscience industry in deal flow in 2017, according to an industry group report. Innovation and healthcare excellence are triggering a growing number of healthcare spinoffs that are enhancing the state’s entrepreneurial environment and helping to transform the state’s economy.

Union Metal Corporation Acquired

New ownership and leadership to add 250 jobs at Canton facility
May 17, 2018

Union Metal Industries Corporation (UMIC) has acquired Union Metal Corporation, America’s oldest streetscape lighting manufacturer, founded in 1906 and will keep its operations in Canton.

JobsOhio R&D Center Grant To Support Creation of Pillar Technology’s New Autonomous Vehicle Research and Development Center

Research & Development Grant to fund testing, development and deployment of safe, reliable autonomous vehicle technologies
May 8, 2018

$2 million will be awarded to Columbus-based Pillar Technology, who plans to use the economic development grant to accelerate the advancement of revolutionary intellectual property related to the development, testing and validation of connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles.

Newly Revitalized Sites Spur Capital Investment and Create Jobs in Ohio

JobsOhio Revitalization Program Helps Breathe Life into Underutilized Sites
April 25, 2018

JobsOhio, a private nonprofit corporation that drives capital investment and job creation in Ohio, offers loans and grants through its revitalization program to companies that want to revitalize old buildings and brownfield sites. The loans and grants are available to projects that retain or create jobs, have funding gaps and/or address environmental risks.

High-Tech German Company Announces New U.S. Innovation Center

High-Tech German Company Announces New U.S. Innovation Center

Nanogate SE to establish an R&D center in Mansfield with JobsOhio Grant
April 11, 2018

JobsOhio today announced Nanogate SE, a Germany-based global specialist in design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components, will establish a new R&D center in Mansfield. Nanogate Jay Systems, the company's U.S. subsidiary, plans to add the R&D center to its existing facility, where more than 400 employees design and manufacture high-quality automotive lighting and interior components for major automotive manufacturers in the United States, Europe and Asia. JobsOhio is supporting the project with a $2 million R&D Center Grant.


Festo Announces New $90 Million Investment, Bringing Unprecedented Growth in Advanced Automation Technology to Mason, Ohio

Through Successful Partnership with City of Mason, Global Leading Automation Technology Provider Will Almost Triple Existing Facility. Festo Also Announces Leadership Transition, Welcoming Dr. Nikolas Gebhard as CEO and Vice President of Product Supply for North America
April 10, 2018

The City of Mason and Festo, a German-based global corporation specializing in advanced automation technology for more than 40 industries, today announced the company will expand its existing state-of-the-art Regional Service and Manufacturing Center in Mason by approximately 350,000 square feet, nearly tripling the company’s capacity in logistics, production and industrial training solutions offered through its Festo Didactic Learning Center, which serves manufacturing companies and colleges throughout the Tristate.