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  • ApprenticeOhio

    Find out more information on Ohio’s state apprenticeship agency:


    ApprenticeOhio is Ohio’s authorized state apprenticeship agency who assists employers develop apprenticeship programs, approves applications for sponsorship and provides oversight and technical support to existing programs to ensure quality and safety. In addition, ApprenticeOhio:

    • Conducts outreach to employers and career seekers
    • Registers all registered apprenticeship programs and apprentices
    • Performs program compliance reviews
    • Ensures EEO and equitable practices are followed
    • Coordinates with state and federal agencies
    • Awards certificates of completion to apprentices
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  • Business Anniversary Recognition

    Application for Business Anniversary Recognition


    The Village of Middlefield has developed an Anniversary Recognition program to
    distinguish and recognize local businesses for reaching anniversary milestones. Age
    symbolizes strength and security, and that is especially true in today’s economy. Celebrating
    an anniversary will boost employee morale, provide free PR, and hopefully generate future
    business opportunities.

    Businesses celebrating an anniversary may apply for recognition at five (5) year
    increments (i.e. 5, 10, 15, 20, etc.) To participate in this program, please complete the
    application form, or download a fillable form online at
    and submit to The form must be completed and submitted
    within the anniversary year. The business will receive a proclamation recognizing its
    business anniversary at a regular Village Council Meeting. It is recommended that
    businesses also issue their own press release regarding their anniversary for additional

  • Take a Look at these upcoming programs in Northeast Ohio

    Blockland 2019 – December 9-11, 2019 – Discount Available!: Blockland Solutions cuts through the hype with real conversations about real issues and how blockchain and other emerging technologies can solve them to make organizations more competitive and secure, with a dedicated cybersecurity component to examine how to protect your company as a new technology landscape unfolds. Encourage your companies not miss this opportunity to interact with top business and government leaders, solutions providers and innovators.

    Click here to register today and use TEAMNEO to save 20%!


    Smart Manufacturing Website and Use Case Library Now Available: On behalf of the Smart Manufacturing cluster members, Team NEO just launched a new website that will help manufacturers learn more about IIoT, understand where they are, identify where they want to be, and give them practical tools and connections to accelerate adoption. Please visit .

    Aligning Opportunities Full Report Now Available: Team NEO’s 2019 Aligning Opportunities in Northeast Ohio report provides data reflecting a misalignment of job opportunities and workforce in growing, high-potential industries, like Smart Manufacturing. The full report, was prepared in partnership of Team NEO along with Delta Dental and support from The Sherwin-Williams Company, was released mid October 2019.


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  • Ohio Launches TechCred

    Ohio Launches TechCred to Help Employees Earn Technology Skills


    Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the launch of TechCred, a program that connects businesses with the talent they need and gives employees the ability to earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials, better preparing them for a job in today’s advanced, technology-infused economy.

    Through TechCred, businesses can identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. In partnership with a training provider, the employer can apply online at TechCred.Ohio.Gov. The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training upon completion of a credential.

    An initial list of eligible credentials is provided, but employers can request a credential be added to the eligible list by submitting an application for TechCred to be reviewed by a panel of stakeholders.

    The online application period opens October 1, 2019. TechCred is a competitive, merit-based program.

    TechCred fulfills a commitment made by Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted to fund the completion of 10,000 microdegrees each year in order to aid in closing the skills gap for growing technology jobs.

  • 2019 Small Business Credit Survey

    The Survey Provides Critical Information

    The 12 Reserve Banks of the Federal Reserve System launched the annual Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS) to provide timely insights on small business conditions to policy makers, service providers, and lenders. The survey is a national sample of small businesses, or firms with fewer than 500 employees, aimed at providing insight into firms’ financing and debt needs and experiences. Its reports focus attention on growing and changing segments of the small business market, including startups, minority-owned firms, women-owned firms, rural firms, and the self-employed and gig workers.

    The Survey Is Timely and Responsive

    The SBCS provides insights on financing needs and gaps. The survey tracks a fixed set of questions on business financing needs, credit applications, and credit outcomes over time. The survey also contains special topics modules, which vary on an annual basis. In 2017, special topics focused on hiring experiences and disaster recovery. The survey is fielded annually late in the third quarter and fourth quarter, and reports are issued on a rolling basis beginning late in the first quarter of the following year.

    Take the Small Business Credit Survey



    Source: Small Business Credit Survey, Federal Reserve Banks.

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  • Smart Manufacturing (IoT)

    More Information Visit the TeamNEO Smart Manufacturing Innovation Cluster Website at 

    Smart Manufacturing (IoT)

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as a major economic driver in Northeast Ohio that has the potential to increase manufacturing productivity for the region. By 2023, it is estimated that IoT will create $400 trillion in profitability enhancement opportunities, spanning all major industrial sectors.* Through its Smart Manufacturing Cluster, Team NEO is working to accelerate IoT’s impact in the region. (more…)