The foundation of the logic for the Ohio Manufacturing Institute is brilliant as the target of existing partnership between the areas prevailing needs is wants closely fits the Institutes goal.
While I really like Ohio as I used to live in Cleveland, I must voice LOUDLY…. WHY NOT ILLINOIS MR. PRESIDENT? There is no better more closely aligned community or region than Rockford and northern Illinois to the needs and wants of a possible Manufacturing Institute.
The mission of the Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) is to make the technical resources of The Ohio State University easily accessible to industry and to facilitate their use for economic development. OMI provides manufacturers the quickest and most cost effective mechanisms for Research, Development and Manufacturing Process Support. This is achieved by teaming industry needs with Ohio State University assets such as faculty expertise, student engagement, and access to university labs and test equipment.