One day after he proposed a plan to create 80,000 jobs in Ohio, Gov. Ted Strickland went on the road to visit three growing small businesses in the Hamilton County Business Center, an incubator for entrepreneurial ventures.
His visit to Cincinnati highlighted the role of the Hamilton County Development Co.,
a non-profit organization that owns the incubator, in fostering job growth. Strickland met with Jacobs Automation
, which designs machines meant to reduce costs for the packaging industry; with Emersion Design
, an architecture, engineering, planning and design firm that has grown from four partners to a team of 13; and with Private Health News
, which offers print and electronic marketing materials and information to the health care industry and has seen revenue grow 65 percent in the last 12 months.
“It’s gratifying that the governor recognizes the importance of small business in the future economic prosperity of the state,” said David Main, president of the Hamilton County Development Co.
Source: David Main, Hamilton County Development Co.
Writer: David Holthaus