The Manager, Research & Commercialization will work as part of the Ohio Third Frontier team & is responsible for the administration & all related program activity of the Technology Validation & Start-up Fund Program. This will include drafting Requests For Proposals, managing the RFP & proposal process, managing the evaluation process through award, as well as reviewing & approving requests for payments & reports from grantees, ensuring compliance with program rules & policies, attending meetings, & working with Division & Department staff on a variety of other activities.
The City of Streetsboro, population 17,260, is located 19 miles east of Akron, 31 miles southeast of Cleveland, 40 miles north of Canton and 43 miles west of Youngstown. Kent State, Ohio’s third largest public university, is ten miles to the South. Streetsboro has the 7th busiest interchange on the Ohio Turnpike but the exit is the 2nd busiest in terms of intrastate travel (vehicles not traveling the length of the turnpike). Streetsboro is located at the eastern terminus of Interstate 480, and the subsequent beginning of SR 14. The city’s main tax revenue source is income taxes generated by the many large manufacturing companies located within the industrial parks, which are concentrated in plastics, metal fabrication, machinery manufacturing and logistics.
When the Digital Futures building officially opens to the public on September 23, the greater Cincinnati region will be one step closer to creating a world-class innovation district in Uptown Cincinnati. The highly anticipated building provides a transdisciplinary space to bring together University of Cincinnati (UC) experts for collaboration that will impact the community, region and global society.
A new economic development entity was formed in southern Ohio in 2013 from a $126,000 capital commitment by Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP), the contractor responsible for decommissioning and decontamination of the Department of Energy Portsmouth site. The Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO), led by the economic development directors of Pike, Ross, Scioto and Jackson Counties, has become a driving force for economic development in southern Ohio.