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JobsOhio joins largest-ever U.S. Business Delegation to 2016 Hannover Messe in Germany

EIN Presswire

COLUMBUS, OH — (Marketwired) — 04/14/16 — JobsOhio today announced it is part of the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world’s foremost trade fair for industrial technology taking place April 25-29, in Hannover, Germany. For the first time in the fair’s history, the United States will be the Partner Country. This status provides the more than 390 businesses and organizations in the U.S. delegation an unprecedented opportunity to be prominently featured throughout the event. President Obama will also participate in this year’s event, themed “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions.”

JobsOhio joins more than 100 Ohioans attending Hannover Messe this month with the goal of showcasing innovation, the stable business climate and skilled talent Ohio offers when it comes to Advanced Manufacturing and materials. Ambassadors from the entire JobsOhio Regional Network, comprised of six economic development partners across Ohio, will also attend the trade show, along with local economic development representatives…

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Next hot spot for virtual reality tech could be southern Ohio

Columbus Business First

Portsmouth-based Yost Labs Inc. has raised $1 million and expects sales to double this year for its motion-capturing sensors that are so fast they reduce the lag time that causes motion sickness in virtual reality. Leaders envision creating a virtual reality technology hub bringing jobs to southern Ohio.

This southern Ohio company’s real-time motion-capturing sensors soon will show up in multiple video game systems as virtual reality products start to explode in the consumer electronics market. The sensors are already being used to help pilot military drones and have applications for robotics, physical therapy devices and self-driving cars.

Fast-growing Yost Labs Inc. envisions its technology not only making it a major employer in its home city Portsmouth, but an epicenter attracting new companies and jobs to Appalachian Ohio.

“People are surprised that we’re in southern Ohio,” CEO Greg Merril said. “Part of our mission is for people not to be surprised.”

Yost Labs, formerly YEI…

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On the road towards America’s Best Community

Portsmouth Daily Times

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth is one of 15 communities around the county competing for anywhere from $1 to $3 million dollars in prize money from the America’s Best Communities Competition.

When the America’s Best Communities Competition was first announced there were roughly 400 communities throughout the United States involved. That pool of communities was narrowed to 50 and has been narrowed to 15 communities.

As a part of the contest, communities are challenged to highlight unique ways they show community pride.

Adam Phillips, Southern Ohio Port Authority Asset Managerand Main Street Portsmouth Executive Director Joseph Pratt, had no trouble coming up with a unique way to show community pride, through music.

Several months ago local singer, song writer Shane Runion was tasked with writing a song that reflected Portsmouth.

Not a song that reflected Portsmouth in the past or a song that reflected some of the negative aspects of Portsmouth.

He was…

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AEP Ohio Awards Ohio’s First Quality Site Certification to Zahns Corner Industrial Park

News from AEP Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 16, 2016 — AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), awarded Ohio’s first AEP Quality Site Certification to Zahns Corner Industrial Park. This industrial park, located in Pike County, has passed a rigorous and thorough analysis and has met all certification criteria, including utility availability, ease to transportation routes and environmental considerations. This certified designation ensures potential businesses that the location is development-ready.

With this designation, Zahns Corner Industrial Park is positioned to attract industries such as fabricated metals, general machinery, light industrial and assembly.

Nationally recognized site consultant firm McCallum Sweeney Consulting conducted the third-party site certification. The consulting firm evaluates properties, determines documentation that must be completed, and then certifies the sites once they have met all the program requirements. The process, which includes obtaining engineering plans, environmental studies, and researching site characteristics, can take up to two years…

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