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Third Frontier Extension Gets Green Light from Voters

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Excerpt of story provided by Plain Dealer
Written by Tom Breckenridge


State Issue 1 -- a four-year, $700 million extension of Ohio's Third Frontier program -- was earning 61 percent approval from voters, with 85 percent of precincts reporting...

...Third Frontier is the only program delivering a large number of jobs statewide, said Ray Leach, chief executive officer of JumpStart Inc., the leading venture-development nonprofit in Northeast Ohio.

"What other mechanism will the state have to create hundreds of opportunities that have the promise to create tens of thousands of jobs?" Leach asked...

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