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                    Entrepreneurial
                                                                                               “   We selected Kent State
                                                                                               for its ability to spark the
                                                                                               entrepreneurial spirit.”
                                                                                                             – Leighton Wildrick
                    Resources                                                                                  President and CEO, Newcomen Society

                    at Kent State university
                                                                                               Kent State university recently received the
                                                                             oRGAnizATionAL/
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                                                                                               prestigious national newcomen Award for
Dr. patricia Book                                                            DEvELopmEnT       academic and innovative excellence. That’s due
 vice president     The Division of Regional Development at Kent State                         to the number of quality resources Kent State
  for Regional
  Development
                    is an outreach arm representing the entire university.   GovERnmEnT/       provides for employers of all types in ohio.
                    We are actively engaged in creating economic vitality    non-pRofiT
                    and an exceptional quality of life in the communities
                                                                                               Whether you’re a new small business or a larger
                    we serve.                                                SmALL
                                                                                               established company, Kent State has resources
                                                                             BuSinESS
                    Because small businesses are a driving force in our                        to help you move your organization to the next
                    economy, we’re especially dedicated to supporting        TEcHnoLoGy        level – services you might not expect from a
                    entrepreneurs. We want to partner with you in                              university.
                    economic, organizational and employee development        TRADE/
                    to create pathways to success.                           Economic          contact Gregory Wilson, associate vice president,
                                                                             DEvELopmEnT       Division of Regional Development, about your
                    Whether you’re a new small business or a larger
                    established company, Kent State has resources to                           business problem or opportunity at 330-672-2692
                    help you move your organization to the next level–                         or partner@kent.edu. He will put you in touch with
                    services you might not expect from a university.                           the right resources for your situation.




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Trade/Economic Development

Division of Regional Development Economic
Development and Strategic Partnerships
330-672-2692
Contact: Gregory Wilson
greg.wilson@kent.edu

Creates collaborations and partnerships that match faculty expertise with
the needs of the region’s businesses, communities and other organizations.
Facilitates new company start-ups and aligns Kent State’s research and
technology strengths with key industry clusters in the region and state to
fuel company growth for economic benefit.


Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium
330-672-4080
Contact: Ron DeBarr
neotec@kent.edu                                                                    Organizational/Professional
www.neotec.org
                                                                                   Development
Provides economic development services on behalf of Ashtabula, Columbiana,
Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties.             Division of Regional Development
Promotes international trade through the administration of Foreign-Trade
Zone 181, improves market access through the initiatives of the Northeast
                                                                                   Regional Corporate and Community Services
Ohio Logistics Network and provides export counseling through the                  330-672-5828
International Trade Assistance Center.                                             Contact: Amy Lane
                                                                                   alane@kent.edu

Ohio Employee Ownership Center                                                     The Division’s Regional Corporate and Community Services office
330-672-3028                                                                       provides employers and employees throughout Northeast Ohio with
Contact: Kelley Fitts                                                              customized employee training, organization development consulting,
kfitts@kent.edu                                                                    professional development and certification programs, research and
www.kent.edu/oeoc                                                                  evaluation services and small business training and consulting.
                                                                                   Workforce development offices are located at all eight campuses
Promotes employee ownership of companies to broaden capital ownership,             throughout Northeast Ohio.
deepen employee participation, retain jobs locally and increase living standards
for working families and their communities.
                                                                           Tuscarawas Regional Technology Accelerator
                                                                           330-308-7521
                                                                           Contact: Flo Smith
                                                                           accelerator@tusc.kent.edu
                                                                           www.tusc.kent.edu/ServicesforBusiness/Accelerator/

                                                                           Fosters the growth of new and existing technology companies in Eastern
                                                                           Ohio by connecting them to state and national resources.




Government/Non-Profit
Center for Public Administration and Public Policy
330-672-7148
Contact: Melinda Holmes
mholmes@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/cpapp

Aids local government and non-profit agencies with technical assistance,
research, professional training and development of public employees and
elected officials.




                          The Ohio Urban University Program
                          The Center for Public Administration
                          and Public Policy
Technology                                                                   Small Business
Office of Technology Transfer                                                Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
330-672-2692
                                                                             330-672-9430
Contact: Gregory Wilson
                                                                             Contact: Julie Messing
partner@kent.edu
                                                                             jmessing@kent.edu
www.techtrans.kent.edu
                                                                             This center, housed in the College of Business Administration and
Makes Kent State’s intellectual property available to the public by          Graduate School of Management, creates an active learning environ-
matching it with business partners, collaborators and licensees.             ment for both students and emerging entrepreneurs. The center prepares
                                                                             students from all areas of study at Kent State for careers in entrepreneurial
                                                                             ventures and as future entrepreneurs.
Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute
                                                                             The Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation also enables
330-672-7770                                                                 successful entrepreneurs to share their experiences, processes and
Contact: Jim Maxwell, Jr.                                                    successes, and to serve as a hub for a variety of educational and research
maxwell@lci.kent.edu                                                         initiatives involving students, faculty and the entrepreneurial community.
www.lci.kent.edu
                                                                             Under the guidance of faculty and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence,
The nation’s leader in liquid crystal technology and education, applying     students will assist in providing contracted services such as market
today’s cutting-edge research to tomorrow’s technologies.                    research, data acquisition and business planning to start-up companies,
                                                                             family businesses and others.


Middlefield Research and Testing Laboratory and
NEO Beam Alliance
440-632-1780
Contact: Dr. Michael Fisch
mfisch@kent.edu
www.ebeam.kent.edu

These two co-located resources are a comprehensive research, development,
testing and training center for polymers, plastics and electron beam
technology. The facility has a team of scientists and engineers who assist
companies with their polymer and plastic R&D and manufacturing
challenges.
Kent Regional Business Alliance/                                              Ohio’s Manufacturing and Technology Small
Ohio Small Business Development Center – Northeast Ohio                       Business Development Center
Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties                             330-672-2892
330-672-1275                                                                  Contact: Tom Southards
Contact: Susan Bacon                                                          wsouthar@kent.edu
sbacon@bsa3.kent.edu
www.business.kent.edu/KRBA/index.asp                                          Provides business consultation to small manufacturers and technology-based
                                                                              businesses throughout Northeast Ohio, specializing in lean business practice,
Facilitates small business, high technology growth and expansion throughout   small business innovation research, organizational development, sales and
Northeast Ohio by providing consulting and training programs for new and      marketing. Also provides access to rapid prototyping, process improvement,
existing businesses in areas such as accounting, bookkeeping, business plan   process simulation, and polymer product improvement.
development, strategic planning, training and technology exchange.


                                                                              Center for the Study and Development of Minority
Ohio Small Business Development Centers
                                                                              Businesses
Stark County                                                                  330-672-5307
330-244-3295                                                                  Contact: Bessie House
Contact: Don Schneck                                                          bhouse@kent.edu
sbdc@stark.kent.edu                                                           www.minority-business.org/
www.YourCorporateU.com/BusinessDevelopment
                                                                              Performs ongoing research on factors that facilitate successful minority
Tuscarawas County
                                                                              business development and provides technical training and seminars to minority
330-308-7479
                                                                              entrepreneurs.
Contact: Pat Comanitz
sbdc@tusc.kent.edu
www.tusc.kent.edu/servicesforbusiness/small_business.cfm
                                                                              Entrepreneurial Academy
Provides counseling and training services to lead, teach and serve Ohio       216-541-4140
small businesses.                                                             Contact: Bessie House
                                                                              bhouse@kent.edu
                                                                              www.eacademy.biz
                                                                              www.minority-business.org/

                                                                              Promotes entrepreneurial development and economic growth in the
                                                                              Cleveland Empowerment Zone Communities of Fairfax, Hough, Glenville and
                                                                              Midtown.

				
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