COLUMBUS – The State Controlling Board today approved $1.7 million for the Ohio University TechGROWTH program that supports entrepreneurship, State Representative Jay Edwards announced today.
The program is a part of the Ohio Third Frontier’s entrepreneurial services initiative.
According to the Ohio Department of Development, the initiative represents a comprehensive, coordinated network of resources around Ohio where entrepreneurs with a start-up technology company can get help speeding up their growth and getting their ideas to market.
“This is an important initiative that will help entrepreneurship and economic growth,” said Edwards (R-Nelsonville).
TechGROWTH will provide $1.7 million to match the state support and operate as the program’s lead in Southeast Ohio, providing business services and networking opportunities in support of technology-based startups and entrepreneurs in the region.
Also today, the State Controlling Board approved the release of $793,000 for a bridge replacement on Long Ridge Road at County Road 1 in the Zaleski State Forest. The bridge was closed following an inspection in 2020, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.