DAYTON, OH — Montgomery County has successfully launched a new comprehensive business expansion and retention economic development website at www.selectmcohio.com.
The new online portal is a repository of business incentives, success stories and resources where site selectors, entrepreneurs and business owners will find the tools and information on the site easy to use and thorough.
Internet access has become a vital part of our everyday way of life. The ability to access the internet is critical for job searching, conducting government business, shopping, accessing important medical and financial information, and all levels of education. However, as a report by Connect Ohio indicates, there are approximately 2.5 million Ohioans who lack access to reliable broadband service. In addition, nearly 90,000 businesses in Ohio do not have access to broadband internet. A recent Ohio State University study indicates that these underserved populations largely live in less populated rural regions where it is cost prohibitive for internet service providers to extend service.
Cleveland, like many cities across the State, faces the challenge of transitioning from a manufacturing based community to a digital economy. DigitalC, an innovative company that uses technology to address and solve community problems, understood this issue and was designed with the goal of providing strategies and practical programming to support this transition. Through focusing on designing, building, and operating technology-driven programs and services in partnership with the community, DigitalC has become a vital organization in the City of Cleveland.
The Northeast Ohio Economic Development Exchange (NODE) is an opportunity for public and private sector economic developers, public officials, and collaborators to meet on a regular basis to develop solid working relationships and share best practices while learning about assets in the region that can benefit the communities we represent.