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Attendants discuss strategy for job creation and Ohio University’s role


April 7, 2014

According to John Minor, president and chief investment officer of JobsOhio, Ohio University’s integrated efforts toward economic development align well with the approach of JobsOhio.

On Thurs., March 20, Minor and John Molinaro, president of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, visited Ohio University’s Athens campus, meeting with President Roderick J. McDavis, Steven Golding, vice president for finance and administration, and leadership from the College of Business, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Innovation Center, TechGROWTH Ohio, Edison Biotechnology Institute, Technology Transfer Office, Ohio Small Business Development Center, and Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

Minor pointed to the cooperation of Ohio University’s College of Business, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, university funded programs, and community outreach that combine to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and job creation in Southeast Ohio.

“At our core," Minor said, "JobsOhio was created to keep businesses we have, help them expand, and bring new business here. As we’re putting our strategy together, integration will be key.  We want to take [your model] state-wide.”

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