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Trade/Economic Development Resources

Economic Development and Strategic Partnerships     

330-672-0704

Contact: Gregory Wilson

greg.wilson@kent.edu

Creates collaborations and partnerships that match faculty expertise with the needs of the region’s businesses, communities and other organizations. Facilitates new company start-ups and aligns Kent State’s research and technology strengths with key industry clusters in the region and state to fuel company growth for economic benefit.


Centennial Research Park

330-672-0704

Contact: Gregory Wilson

greg.wilson@kent.edu

Centennial Research Park at Kent State University is an important asset in stimulating new high tech company formation and growth. This university-based park contributes to new product development and new company growth, especially in high-tech industries. The research park includes a 40,000 sf building surrounded by 10 acres for further development. Tenants to date have primary expertise in advanced materials/liquid crystals. Additional accelerator building space can be customized to accommodate early-stage technology companies.


Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium         

330-672-4080

Contact: Ron DeBarr

rdebarr@neotec.org
www.neotec.org

Provides economic development services on behalf of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties. Promotes international trade through the administration of Foreign-Trade Zone 181, improves market access through the initiatives of the Northeast Ohio Logistics Network and provides export counseling through the International Trade Assistance Center.


Ohio Employee Ownership Center         

330-672-3028

Contact: Kelley Fitts

kfitts@kent.edu
http://www.oeockent.org/

Promotes employee ownership of companies to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs locally and increase living standards for working families and their communities.

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