Economic Development

Economic Development

We collaborate with economic development partners such as Columbus 2020 and JobsOhio to grow the economy by helping businesses increase their value and create new jobs. We actively work with these organizations to help local companies grow and bring new companies to the state. This involvement ultimately benefits the university through a thriving economy we help create in central Ohio and beyond. 

We support Ohio State’s mission by collaborating with local and statewide economic development partners to attract companies to Ohio. We also help those partners retain and expand companies already here.  By helping create a growing and thriving economy we can drive more opportunities to our faculty, staff and students.

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Director, Economic Development

Colleen Gilger

News & Events

  • Fan's Chemical Looping technology licensed by Ohio-based Babcock & Wilcox

    November 2, 2021

    Liang-Shih Fan’s work reached an important milestone when Akron-based Babcock & Wilcox licensed a chemical looping process and oxygen carrier particle used fo...

  • FinTech @ Ohio State and Beyond conference takes place Oct. 27-28

    September 30, 2021

    Ohio State will offer the first in a university-wide effort to boost the regions’ Fintech ecosystem. Through a generous gift from Fintech71, the FinTech @ Ohio St...

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