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How to accelerate the economy? Here’s what the Ohio Chamber of Commerce says

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released a new report called Ohio BOLD: A Blueprint for Accelerating the Innovation Economy

Here are five of its key points:

1. Ohio needs to do more to keep up with technological advancements.

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2. Innovation opportunities should be explored in four areas: NextGen manufacturing, future health, smart infrastructure and data analytics.

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3. The state should expand its programs encouraging entrepreneurship and create more early- and late-stage capital financing.

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4. Ohio needs to develop, retain and attract a talented and technologically-skilled workforce.

5. The cost of the implementing the plan would be significant, but should mostly be paid for by reallocating existing resources.

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