State of Ohio Archives: on Technology


John Kasich: Replace "Rust Belt" with Cloud computing and 3-D printing

[We need] to diversify Ohio's economy and achieve a crossover of sorts where we can maintain a vibrant manufacturing climate. We want to continue to do the steel. We want to do the cars. We want to do all those things. We maintain a vibrant manufacturing company, but we inspire a fire for cutting edge companies and technologies that have the greatest potential for job growth.

The biggest businesses in America have less employees. Look at the ones that are really skyrocketing in this country. Cloud computing, 3-D printing. 3-D printing, have you ever seen it? It's amazing what it means and what it can mean. Telemedicine and the medical devices that make it possible, logistics, financial services, IT services. These are the cutting-edge industries we must have in Ohio. They just can't be somewhere else.

And we can't continue to be known as the rust belt. No one likes rust. We need the new industries. We need the new economy in this state.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Ohio Legislature Feb 24, 2015

Bob Taft: New programs for high-tech skills training

Ohio’s workers must be trained and retrained to meet the demands of the 21st Century. Therefore, we’ll expand Jobs Challenge funding to enable two-year campuses to provide more training courses. We will create the Higher Skills Partnership to marshal the resources of two-year colleges and career centers, to jointly align and market their training services for Ohio businesses.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature Jan 24, 2001

Bob Taft: $52M to support high-tech research

More Ohioans with higher skills are needed to attract the high tech jobs of the future, and we have an ambitious technology agenda. The Ohio Plan will provide $40 million to support research and development in bio, nano and information technology. A new Biomedical Facilities Fund will provide $12 million to leading research institutions. And our Technology Action Fund will strengthen our ability to compete for federal research dollars and provide funds for promising technology initiatives.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature Jan 24, 2001

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