“The 1819 Innovation Hub is a coworking community where we will build and discover the next generation of technology and talent,” Hjelm said. “Our vision is to create a talent pipeline that supports our business and positions the region as a place for digital and technology students and professionals.”
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Kroger will fill 2,500 square feet of the 12,000 square-foot Innovation Hub that opened last week for the start of the fall semester. The Cincinnati-based retail giant is expected to finish construction and occupy the space by October.
Kroger, which has 44 supermarkets and employs more than 8,100 associates in the Dayton region, has made significant moves in recent months to increase its technology base, including the partnership with the University of Cincinnati, opening a digital headquarters in downtown Cincinnati and expanding its ClickList grocery pickup and Instacart grocery delivery.
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