Amazon Continues to Invest in Northeast Ohio

Internet Retailer, Amazon, Announces Creation of 3,000 New Jobs in 30-Day Span In late August, Amazon announced that it would create 2,000 jobs as part of its plan to transform the vacant Randall Park Mall into a fulfillment and distribution center. Fast-forward a month, now the company plans to add another 1,000 jobs as it revitalizes the[…]

Live Streaming Tech Company Expands in Cleveland

Cleveland-Based BoxCast Chooses Northeast Ohio to Grow its Tech Business  BoxCast, a Cleveland-based live streaming technology company, has cemented plans to expand its operations in Cleveland. The expansion will bring 71 new jobs to the area and retain 25 positions. Cleveland as a Growing Technology Hotbed  BoxCast CEO, Gordon Daily, cited the business-friendly environment and[…]

Fire-Dex Expands in Medina, Creates 30 New Jobs

Company Invests $2 Million, Doubles Footprint Medina-based Fire-Dex recently broke ground on a $2 million expansion project that will create 30 new jobs for the area while retaining another 133 positions. The company is a leading manufacturer of head-to-toe protection for first responders. As part of the project, Fire-Dex will add a 29,000-square-foot addition to[…]

Long-Vacant Hotel Becomes Site of New Universal Windows Direct HQ

Company Builds $3.5M Headquarters in Bedford Heights September 6, 2017 officially marked the kick-off of a much-anticipated construction project that will transform a long-vacant hotel in Bedford Heights into Universal Windows Direct’s new corporate headquarters. To make the project a reality, a project team from Team NEO, JobsOhio and the City of Bedford Heights worked[…]

Building Regional Innovation Clusters to Drive Economic Growth

You’ve likely heard the term “clusters” thrown around but may wonder what exactly a cluster is and why it is important. According to the Brookings Institution, clusters are “geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers and associated institutions in a particular sector.” Clusters are fueled by the resource and knowledge-sharing that often comes from[…]

Amazon Makes Major Investment in Northeast Ohio

Internet Giant Will Bring 2,000 Jobs to Former Randall Park Mall Site In a major win for our region, Amazon, the internet-based retail giant, recently announced its plans to bring 2,000 jobs to Northeast Ohio.  The company will add the jobs over the next three years, transforming the vacant Randall Park Mall into a hub[…]

Northeast Ohio Economic Development Community Continues Winning Ways

Region Posts Strong Results Through First Half of Year The momentum from 2016 is carrying into 2017 as Northeast Ohio’s economic development community continues to make a major impact in terms of jobs created, jobs retained and capital investment. Through the first half of the year, our collective efforts have generated 3,234 new jobs, $177M in[…]

JumpStart’s Startup Scaleup Event Helps Entrepreneurs ‘Amplify their Ambition’

Join Fellow Entrepreneurs on August 15 for Day-Long Learning, Networking  Home to an active and engaged entrepreneurial community, Northeast Ohio offers numerous resources for anyone looking to start or grow a new business venture. To this end, on August 15 JumpStart will host its annual Startup Scaleup event, a festival-style event for entrepreneurs and small[…]

Training Recruitment Acceleration Innovation Network (TRAIN) Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Team NEO and regional partners from the Smart Devices and System cluster celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Training Recruitment Acceleration Innovation Network (TRAIN) of Ohio program on May 23, joined by Brynt Parmeter, Workforce Development Director for NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Innovation Institute. TRAIN Ohio connects students and[…]

NEO Attracts International Attention for Biomimicry Research

Japanese Delegation Visits Northeast Ohio While Akron and Northeast Ohio have long been synonymous with rubbers and polymers, the region now has a new area of expertise: biomimicry. Home to the University of Akron Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) as well as Great Lakes Biomimicry, Northeast Ohio is progressively gaining recognition for its work[…]