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Manufacturing Matters

Submitted by John Colm on Thu, 02/09/2006 - 10:05.
Over 300,000 Ohioans work at the 7500 NE Ohio manufacturing establishments in the 14 county region, taking home $13 billion in annual wages.
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Old Economy-New Economy & Innovation in CLEVELAND

Submitted by John Colm on Wed, 02/08/2006 - 21:48.

MIND (Manufacturing Innovation for the Next Decade)  

MIND is a unique project developed by WIRE-Net, a private, non-profit economic development organization in Cleveland, aimed at helping leaders of existing manufacturing businesses learn about and implement Total Innovation:  product, people and process improvement.  The need for manufacturing innovation is clear.   The leaps companies make through innovation improve profitability, fortify the local economy, and energize future growth.  MIND I began the journey with an emphasis on product and market innovation.   Phase II of the exclusive MIND experience began in September 2005 with new topics and issues guided by members of the group.  Key elements include:

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