Ohio companies can open new foreign markets for their products through three trade missions early next year.
The Ohio Development Services Agency and the state’s Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network is organizing the trade missions, scheduled for March and April 2019. Slots for each trade mission are limited, so businesses should act now to reserve a spot.
The Ohio Export Internship Program helps businesses grow by expanding export efforts or starting an export initiative.
The Ohio Development Services Agency is accepting company applications now for summer internships. The students involved are highly motivated and take export-focused coursework at Cleveland State University, The Ohio State University and Youngstown State University. This year, about 50 students from 12 universities across the state have been selected to participate in the program.
For those of us charged with promoting our state, most of us would agree Ohio is an easy sell. The list of Ohio’s benefits for prospects are long, but there are four key assets, each with extraordinary components, that set Ohio apart from the competition: business climate, research and innovation, location and infrastructure, and workforce. These four pillars are featured prominently on the JobsOhio home page with in-depth overviews and resources you can share with new companies considering Ohio.
In September, the Ohio Department of Higher Education, along with six Ohio universities and support from the Ohio Manufacturing Institute, launched a new online research portal to more efficiently deliver research and innovation opportunities to both industry and Ohio’s academic institutions.
Spooky Nook Sports of Manheim, Pennsylvania signed a development agreement with the City of Hamilton on October 24 to move forward with plans for the former Champion Paper Mill site. Once completed, Spooky Nook Champion Mill will be the second largest convention center space in the Tri-State area and the largest indoor sports complex in North America. A groundbreaking ceremony for the development was held on Thursday, October 25.