Removing Obstacles to Collaborative Innovation
The Aerozone Alliance represents an unprecedented partnership between business representatives, county officials, mayors and managers, community planners and regional / federal technology and innovation experts. Together, these partners – nonprofits, federal labs, government agencies, private sector actors and municipalities – are collectively tackling what none of them can accomplish alone: creating a world-class innovation district to live, work and grow.
These partners are empowered to create an environment with fewer obstacles on the path to innovation and business growth. The district builds upon the already impressive ecosystem radiating from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the NASA Glenn facility. The Ohio Department of Transportation estimates the annual economic output from Hopkins alone at $4.6 billion.
The Place to Be
The Aerozone is a prime location for organizations intent on reaching global markets, leveraging highly skilled talent and those that are doing or want to do business with NASA. The proximity to these unique assets can catalyze the commercialization of research & development and spin-off activity. It’s a virtuous cycle with a proven track record: Where smart people and smart organizations congregate, good things happen.
We’re constructing a dynamic economic platform for Northeast Ohio’s next generation of regional job growth and economic success. We’d love to explore how you can play a part in this emerging success story.
Public Private Partnership
The Aerozone Alliance is at its core a public private partnership or PPP. Our role is to create the conditions for PPP collaboration using the human capital, business priorities and strategic objectives of our stakeholders, public and private financial resources and economic development assets of the region. In drawing on the mutual interests of business leaders, elected and appointed public officials, and nonprofit intermediaries and philanthropy interests, we seek public value and public good outcomes such as the creation of a technology district – the TechPark – of 50,000 jobs within the Aerozone Alliance geographic region. This region includes a federally designated improvement district featuring advantageous investment tax incentives.