On Sunday evening, the Dayton-made documentary “American Factory” took home the Academy Award for best documentary feature.
Filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert accepted the Oscar for their film about Chinese auto glass maker Fuyao Glass America’s revival of a former General Motors plant with the creation of over 2,000 jobs in Moraine.
In 2020, Ohio’s development officials are again awarding large amounts of grant funding to commercial and industrial development projects that don’t have known end users. JobsOhio is now in the midst of launching a $50 million per year grant and loan program for spec-based opportunities. Such projects often originate from local communities or developers eager to prepare sites for future business use. These types of projects lack a business prospect waiting in the wings. They are pursued from a “if we build it, they will come” mindset.
Economic disruption will be the prime economic driver this year as major corporate site location projects will follow a new era of technology companies growing beyond their corporate headquarters in a sear for IT talent based upon the analysis of the Montrose Group for what trends are apparent for corporate site location in 2020. Creation of new technology, adoption of new consumer behavior or the entrance of a major new market competitor create the disruption economy. The disruption economy allows companies and communities to redefine how and why they work to create a better way to serve employees who choose to work there because they believe in the company’s purpose.
The Greater Ohio Policy Center, an Ohio nonprofit nonpartisan advocacy research organization, has released its Public Policy Agenda for 2020, titled Building a Greater Ohio.
The Program Manager is an integral member of the Industry & Innovation Team and provides direct client support to the team and participants of both the Additive Manufacturing Cluster of Ohio and Smart Manufacturing Cluster of Northeast Ohio.