TechGROWTH Ohio Wins Statewide Excellence Award for Outstanding Finance Program

Jasmine Grillmeier
September 9, 2015

TechGROWTH Ohio was recently awarded the 2015 Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Ohio Financing Roundtable Excellence Award for Program.

According to the CDFA award recognition, TechGROWTH Ohio earned the Excellence Award for Program because of their work in connecting entrepreneurs with assistance and offering valuable tools for growth and sources of funding to early-stage, technologically-innovative companies.

“TechGROWTH is funded by an Ohio Third Frontier grant with support from Ohio University and private capital,” states the award recognition. “TechGROWTH’s impact shows a leverage ratio of over $9 of follow-on resources acquired for client companies for every $1 of state money invested, achieving more than $218 million flowing into the Southeast Ohio region over its first seven years.”

The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation’s leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing public, private and non-profit entities.

“CDFA’s recognition of TechGROWTH’s innovative programs and the impact of our success in the region is a great honor for us, especially since Ohio has many worthy finance programs fueling economic development,” John Glazer, TechGROWTH Ohio director, said. “This award jointly recognizes Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, which leads the TechGROWTH Ohio program, as well as Ohio Third Frontier and many other important public and industry partners in their commitment to entrepreneurship and business startups as key drivers of growth and job creation.”
The CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable Annual Excellence Awards recognize outstanding development finance programs, agencies, leaders, projects and success stories.