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Ohio as a gateway for international trade bob cohen director of business assistance

Ohio as a gateway for international trade

Bob Cohen, Director of Business Assistance

Braintree Business Development Center

Mansfield, Ohio


Ohio easy market access

Ohio- Easy Market Access

Ohio is recognized nationally and internationally as having one of the world’s strongest global platforms for routing goods and services worldwide.


Ohio easy market access1

Ohio- Easy Market Access

Ohio is within 950 kilometers of 60 percent of the U.S. population and 50 percent of the Canadian population.


Ohio s agriculture

Ohio’s Agriculture

  • Food and agriculture is Ohio's top industry, at $79 billion.

  • The top crops are corn and soybeans.

  • One in every seven Ohioans is employed in some aspect of agriculture.

  • Strong agricultural and polymer industries make Ohio a prime spot for innovation and new technologies in the biopolymer industry.


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Ohio’s Agriculture

  • Leads the U.S.A. in Swiss cheese (125 million pounds), and is second in eggs.

  • Poinsettias are Ohio's top floriculture crop.

  • About 21,350 acres of nursery stock.

  • Other significant agricultural goods include sheep, chickens, dairy, grapes, apples.

  • More than 1,000 food processing businesses and manufacturers.


Ohio as a gateway for international trade bob cohen director of business assistance

Foreign Trade Zones

  • Ten Foreign Trade Zones and many sub-zones.

  • Duty-free, quota-free sites where goods can be stored, repackaged, assembled, or manufactured.

  • Exemption from duty and inventory taxes until they enter the U.S. marketplace.

  • Duty and taxes are never paid if the products are re-exported.

  • The zones are supported by a variety

    of internal distribution service facilities.


Foreign trade zones in ohio

Foreign Trade Zones in Ohio


International trade assistance regions

International Trade Assistance Regions


Ohio as a gateway for international trade bob cohen director of business assistance

Northern Ohio International Trade Assistance CenterEast Central International Trade Assistance Center


Ohio s edison technology program edison centers and other research centers

Ohio’s Edison Technology Program:Edison Centers and other research centers


Ohio s edison technology program edison technology incubators

Ohio’s Edison Technology Program:Edison Technology Incubators:


Other significant incubators in ohio

Other significant Incubators in Ohio

Beachwood

Toledo

Athens

Zanesville

New Philadelphia


Spotlight on braintree business development center

Spotlight on Braintree Business Development Center

  • Mixed use 75,000 sq. ft. facility in downtown Mansfield

  • Conference/training rooms, copiers, fax, Internet

  • Double-bay loading dock & freight elevator

  • Square foot rates range from $2.00 for large areas to $9.50 for small office/laboratory units

  • Twelve current tenant companies

  • Focus on three clusters:

    • Advanced manufacturing

    • Agriculture

    • Information Technology

    • International


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