395 Jobs Could be Headed to Central Ohio by Mark Williams, The Columbus Dispatch Four companies received approval for state tax incentives on Monday for projects that could bring 395 jobs to central Ohio, including a railroad-car company that plans to add 200 jobs in Marion over the next three years. Chicago-based Union Tank Car […]
POSITION OPENING – COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT Company Hicks Partners, LLC is a business consulting firm providing public relations, government affairs and business development services to clients at the state and federal level. The firm has an immediate opening for a Communications Assistant. Responsibilities • Support public relations activities for Hicks’ clients, including but not limited to: […]
Why Texas is missing out on the future of medicine Commentary by Bill Frist, Fortune The Texas State Medical Board’s move in April to require that citizens visit their doctors in person first before using telemedicine stymies innovative in health care. Across the country, thousands of people are desperate for accessible and affordable healthcare. For […]
Smart business, meaningful opportunities for the developmentally disabled By Bill Cushwa, Smart Business The majority of “adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are either unemployed or underemployed,” says The Arc, the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that […]
SPARC taps motorsports industry vet as president Brian Ball, Columbus Business First The developers of the Sports Pavilion and Automotive Research Complex at the former Cooper Stadium have signed a motorsports industry veteran as the driver behind the business side of the fledgling operation. Brett Roubinek, a 4½-year veteran of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course […]
VentureOhio names new leader to promote state’s entrepreneurs Evan Weese, Columbus Business First Following the sudden death of its first leader and a brief stint for his successor, the year-old VentureOhio believes it has a long-term top executive. The trade group representing Ohio’s entrepreneurial community named Falon Donohue as executive director, starting May 1. Donohue […]
Sen. Portman visits Stark State CantonRep.com A few hours after closing a marathon Senate session at 5 a.m. Friday, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, was in Jackson Township touring the Tesla NanoCoatings operations at Stark State College’s Advanced Technology Center. Portman talked with Todd Hawkins, (right) the president and chief executive officer of Tesla NanoCoatings […]
Harrington Project is gaining traction, but it’s no ‘success’ UH’s $250 million drug development plan has good start, but leader is cautious By Timothy McGraw, Crain’s Cleveland Business When University Hospitals announced its $250 million drug development initiative — The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development — three years ago last month, its leaders, admittedly, […]
Harrington Discovery Institute Opens 4th Annual Grant Competition & Increases Funding Levels The Harrington Discovery Institute – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development – has opened its fourth annual award competition to fund and support physician-scientist innovators at major academic medical centers across the nation in their efforts to advance promising drug […]
Investing in Ohioans Toledo Blade, Editorial For years, the General Assembly and governor have treated Ohio’s 23 community colleges, and the 200,000 students they serve, like second-class citizens, especially in providing a fair share of state financial aid. That may be changing. Several proposals emerging from lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich’s new budget would do […]

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