Sunday, May 2, 2010

Issue 1 Goes Before Voters May 4 – Don’t Forget to Vote on the Ohio Third Frontier | TechColumbus

Issue 1 Goes Before Voters May 4 – Don’t Forget to Vote on the Ohio Third Frontier | TechColumbus

Tuesday, May 4, State Issue 1 goes before voters who will decide whether to extend the Ohio Third Frontier for four more years. As someone who has a stake in Central Ohio’s high-tech future, please don’t forget to vote in the Primary election next Tuesday and ask your friends to vote as well. Supporters of Issue 1 are invited to join us Tuesday evening at the TechColumbus headquarters where we will be monitoring election results live beginning at 6:30 and continuing until the issue is decided. Please RSVP to Laura Coffee ( ) if you plan on attending.

As for the impact of the Ohio Third Frontier in Central Ohio, the program is a key source of funding and support for local entrepreneurs and business startups.

"The outcome is a stronger technology economy creating new high wage jobs in our community," said Ted Ford, President and CEO of TechColumbus.

TechColumbus is just one example of how the Third Frontier is providing the resources Ohio entrepreneurs need – from startup to commercialization. InsightETE is one of the businesses that credits much of its success to the Ohio Third Frontierand TechColumbus .

InsightETE’s product measures and troubleshoots IT system performance by monitoring the flow of information to and from IT users. Its clients include large companies and organization such as JPMorgan Chase, Sterling Commerce and the State of Ohio.

"Ohio’s Third Frontier has provided InsightETE with the opportunity to grow its company and to become a very successful technology company by making it possible for us to hire people with the right skills and by encouraging investors to invest in our company. It has also helped to expose us to potential clients that can help us grow our company," said RC Wheeless, president and chief executive officer of InsightETE. "At the end of the day it’s about creating jobs. It's about growing the central Ohio tax base and getting people employed."

For the full story, see the release from the Ohio Department of Development

Information about Ohio Third Frontier's impact on Ohio entrepreneurs can be found by viewing the video


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