While working to create jobs and bring new companies to Ohio, Governor Kasich recently met with executives from the state’s medical institutions to figure out ways that they can work as one team to sell Ohio as a place for research and job creation. The Columbus Dispatch has more below:
With little fanfare yesterday, Gov. John Kasich acted on what is emerging as a key component of his economic-recovery plan for Ohio.
Kasich and his chief advisers met with executives from the state’s top medical institutions, including Ohio State University Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital in Cincinnati, to create a “medical corridor” that would attract medical companies and jobs to Ohio.
Kasich said he wants to mesh the individual strengths of Ohio’s hospitals with a business-friendly government to make this state a destination for medical research, services and health-care companies.
“It’s a major effort to try to take advantage of our assets,” Kasich said.
“But we could be so much more successful as a state if we’re working together,” said the Cleveland Clinic’s Merlino. “It was an invigorating conversation. The governor was listening. He wanted to know what’s working, what isn’t working.”
Gabbe said executives will return to their institutions, examine the barriers that exist to pooling research, and report back to Kasich for another meeting to take the next step.
“It’s a group that’s going to get back together,” said Heidi Gartland of Cleveland’s University Hospitals. “We’re working on recruiting companies to come into Ohio. Not just for sales, but for research.”
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