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the brandery earns notice for its unique approach to helping startups stand out

Cincinnati's business accelerator The Brandery has become nationally known for helping young startups to develop identifiable brands. New General Manager and veteran brand manager Mike Bott talks about his stunning roster of mentors, how the Brandery identifies startup-minded talent, and helping new companies to succeed.

success of ge aviation propels ohio aerospace industry to new heights

If Ohio is to the global aerospace industry what the Silicon Valley is to the computer industry, then that makes Cincinnati-based GE Aviation our state's version of Apple or Intel. The powerhouse company recently enjoyed one of its most successful years ever as orders for its new GE90 engine hit all-time highs. Yet even as Ohio's aerospace industry climbs to new heights, its leaders say that business and government must focus their resources to hold onto our coveted, top spot in engine manufacturing and propulsion technology.

The Year of the Food Truck

The 2011 boom of the mobile eatery is not only feeding Ohioans' bellies, but it's feeding the economy and local entrepreneurs as well.

Shop Green, Shop Cool, Shop Local -- great tech and environmentally friendly gifts from around Ohio

Did you know you could buy Jedi lightsaber candlesticks from an Ohio business? Or maybe a specialty healthy cooking vaccum seal item? Holiday shopping this year can be buy local, buy green and buy great with these sure to please Ohio holiday items.

The Brandery: Local impact, national attention

Named as one of the top 10 business accelerator programs in the nation last spring, The Brandery in Cincinnati is now nurturing its second group of entrepreneurs while its first "graduates" spread their wings.

Q&A: Cohesion Business Technology's John Owens on entrepreneurship and lessons learned

In the span of 12 years, John Owens has taken his company, Cohesion Business Technology, from a two-man operation that worked from his Cincinnati home to one of southwestern Ohio's largest technology services firms with annual revenue on the north side of $20 million.

Ohio cities loom large as IT job generators

While U.S. job growth overall may be stuck in neutral, IT professionals should be chomping at the bit. Experts say technology occupations will be at the leading edge of job growth for at least a decade. And three of the hottest cities for IT jobs right now are here in Ohio.

Video: Hive13

Way back in April 2010, hiVelocity wrote about hacker spaces. This video from Soapbox gives a close-up view of one of them, Hive13, in Cincinnati.


New economy forges fresh links in Ohio's supply chain

Changes in Ohio's economy have not always been kind to businesses who could not -- or would not -- evolve. Yet today there are plenty of examples of long-established companies that are finding fresh opportunities within Ohio's new economy. Today, we highlight two.

Video: Murals give Cincy neighborhoods a unique feel

The Queen City could also be called The Mural City. Cincinnati has staked its claim with the most interesting and diverse murals in a city center. Many of these murals were created by Artworks, an organization that connects artists of all ages through apprenticeships, community partnerships, and public art. With 12 new murals going up this summer, sister publication Soapbox offers this video about the inspiration behind Mural Works.

Destination: 45202

The numbers don't lie: while most areas across the country are watching young, talented professionals move away, a new study says zip codes like downtown Cincinnati's 45202 are seeing an increase in college educated professionals seeking urban amenities and the opportunity to make a difference.

Cincinnati executive puts "return on involvement" front and center

Young job recruits today want more than a paycheck, says Cincinnati business consultant Chuck Proudfit. They want a chance to make a difference in the world and they want their company to help give them that chance.

Cincinnati executive puts "return on involvement" front and center

Young job recruits today want more than a paycheck, says Cincinnati business consultant Chuck Proudfit. They want a chance to make a difference in the world and they want their company to help give them that chance.

Q&A: University of Cincinnati's Dorothy Air on academia's role in business

For 10 years, Dorothy Air has been on the front lines of university innovation. She knows firsthand the role universities can play in advancing research, development and technology. Air -- associate VP for entrepreneurial affairs in the Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization at the University of Cincinnati -- talks to hiVelocity about her work and the dynamic relationship between Ohio universities and the wider economic community.

Ohio's aerospace industry evolves into quiet giant

The Wright Brothers may have gotten things started, but over the last century thousands of players have quietly built an aerospace and aviation economy that may surprise you in its reach.
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