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This special edition of TechWeek is dedicated to Issue 1 which goes before voters tomorrow, May 4.Issue 1, if passed, will extend the Ohio Third Frontier, the most successful economic development and jobs creation program in the state’s history. It has created 55,000 jobs, funded more than 600 companies and generated $6.6 billion in economic activity since its launch in 2002. Of investments to date, 50 percent have been repaid through tax receipts and the full investment made to date is forecast to be repaid in full by 2014.
From a local perspective, the Ohio Third Frontier has provided support by way of funding, coaching and mentoring to a number of Central Ohio researchers and entrepreneurs. The balance of this special edition is focused on stories and Letters to the Editor from some of these individuals, written in their own words.
Please don’t forget to vote tomorrow and ask your friends to vote as well.
Join us Tuesday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. to monitor election results from the TechColumbus headquarters. Please rsvp to Laura Coffee (firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you plan to attend.