An Economic Development Partnership Driving New Forms of Regional Collaboration

Driving Collaboration, Innovation, and Regional Growth

The Aerozone Alliance represents an unprecedented partnership between private sector businesses, local and federal governments, municipalities, entrepreneurs and innovators, nonprofits, community developers, and more. Together, these partners are collectively tackling what none of them can accomplish alone: creating a world-class innovation district to live, work, and grow.

The Aerozone Alliance was organized to create the conditions for an airport city or “aerotropolis” to take shape, by capitalizing on the unique strength of a 25 square mile area around major Northeast Ohio assets such as Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the NASA Glenn Research Center. The Ohio Department of Transportation estimates the annual economic output from Hopkins alone at $4.6 billion.

We drive economic development in the Greater Cleveland region by bringing together the resources and stakeholders necessary to achieve the same promise and potential of places like University Circle and Midtown Cleveland.

Supporting Small and Minority-Owned Business

Our vision is further sharpened with the remarkable success NASA Glenn has achieved supporting emerging entrepreneurs and minority and female businesses through the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STIR) Programs.