IoT Strength in Early Adoption

We look at IoT through the lens of economic development, analyzing how the Greater Cincinnati region can thrive by adapting and developing this technology. Device manufacturing makes up its own arm of the IoT tree, known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and as a recent study by Deloitte Group confirms, that connection to manufacturing positions Greater Cincinnati for strong leadership in this new frontier; meanwhile, our region is keeping pace with the other benchmark cities of Charlotte, Denver, Indianapolis, Nashville and St. Louis in terms of workforce talent.


General Nano takes flight

Joe Sprengard claims he became an entrepreneur “by accident” seven years ago, when he met two University of Cincinnati inventors facing a difficult decision: License their nanotechnology to a Seattle-based firm or create a company of their own. The pair wanted to keep their innovative technology local, but they needed help from a business leader.

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Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) give global companies serious edge

If you’re involved in global trading, you’ve probably heard of them. Maybe you’re even familiar with the two active zones serving Greater Cincinnati. But few people fully understand the advantages and ROI that participation in an FTZ can bring to their bottom line.

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Future-Proof Careers: Robots on the Rise

Some might say Dr. Austin Lee, associate professor of communication at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), has a thing for robots. That would be something of an understatement.


Future-proof careers: Palatable printing

Two powerful organizations — GE Additive and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College — joined forces to grow the employment base in the additive industry.


A six-figure job, without the four-year degree

Just about any conversation you have with an economic developer or employer will end in one place – the talent gap, specifically in advanced manufacturing. Learn what NPR podcast 1A had to say on the topic, and how that applies to the Cincinnati region.


3 reasons why there’s a manufacturing skills gap

Automation as the cause for the manufacturing skills gap is a common theme in recent news. But there is more than one piece to this story. Read more to learn what else could be causing the disconnect between manufacturing employers and workers.

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Apprenticeships in Ohio: Addressing the Manufacturing Talent Gap

Automation is one of many ways technology is changing the manufacturing industry - and it's causing concerns about whether the labor force can keep up. Two Greater Cincinnati companies have an uncommon solution to the problem.