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Silicon Heartland: Mapping Ohio's Next Phase of Economic Growth

Silicon Heartland: Mapping Ohio's Next Phase of Economic Growth

The announcement of a $20 billion semi-conductor manufacturing facility in suburban Columbus sent a shock wave across the state and region. The largest single economic investment in the state's history, Intel is poised to change the state's economy in lasting ways. The construction project alone is creating thousands of jobs and growth for firms whose steel or products will be instrumental in building and outfitting the plant. Long term, though, Intel's manufacturing presence in Central Ohio can be a foundation for growth for companies, both upstream and downstream in the supply chain.

For Ohio, the question is how to leverage this investment and existing industrial and commercial assets to create as many jobs and as much economic growth and opportunity as possible. Bill Koehler, CEO of Team NEO will lead a conversation that plots the next phase of Ohio's economic growth with some of the region's top leadership, and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves joining virtually.

Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D.
President, Lorain County Community College

Michael Cantor
Managing Director and Principal, Allegro Realty

Don Graves
19th Deputy Secretary of Commerce, United States of America

Matthew D. Joyce
Vice President, Corporate New Business Development, The Lubrizol Corporation

Bill Koehler
Chief Executive Officer, Team NEO

Natalia Garcia is a digital producer for the education team at Ideastream Public Media.