Ohio is on a bit of an innovation district high!
Just weeks after announcing an initiative in Cleveland (see teknovation.biz article here), plans for the state’s third such initiative in a year were unveiled last week. This time, it will be focused on Columbus with JobsOhio, The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital investing $1.1 billion. The Columbus Innovation District will include the development of an Interdisciplinary Research Facility, an Energy Advancement and Innovative Center, an Outpatient Cancer Facility, and the region’s first proton therapy facility to treat cancer patients already underway at Ohio State’s West Campus.
The investment is expected to create 20,000 new jobs in central Ohio and fuel $3 billion in economic impact for Columbus and Ohio over the next 10 years.
Read more here.