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Making Change: Product Innovation Loan Fund

Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 2:28 PM

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If northeast Ohio is to see an economic boom anywhere in the future, the resurgence might have to start with start-ups - entrepreneurs with ideas they hope to bring to market. Since 1984, an organization called CAMP has been helping northeast Ohio small enterprises with advice, and now some seed money through the Product Innovation Loan Fund. 2006 is the third year the fund has been in operation and the application deadline is about a week away. As part of Making Change: Building the Region's Future, we decided to find out more about it. ideastream's Dan Moulthrop spoke to Wayne Zeman, vice president of Venture Development for MAGNET - Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network and also the director of CAMP, Inc; and Bill Stan, of a Westlake company called PRES Inc., which was a recipient of the loan in 2004.

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