Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Monday announced the Cleveland Innovation District, a transformational collaboration of Northeast Ohio's leading healthcare and higher education institutions.
The Cleveland Innovation District brings together Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, The MetroHealth System and Cleveland State University in partnership with the Ohio Development Services Agency and JobsOhio to drive advancements in healthcare education, research and development. The initiative's goal is to bring 20,000 new jobs to the area over 10 years, an expected economic impact of $3 billion for Cleveland and Ohio that also generates $3 billion in research activity.
In a message to the Case Western Reserve University Community this week, Interim President Scott Cowen noted, "If we succeed, Northeast Ohio will take its place among the nation’s preeminent hubs for health care and biomedical research." Additional details about the agreement will be shared with the university community as they become available. "We will concentrate on advancing our expertise in areas that include but are not limited to artificial intelligence, big data, and drug development, with a particular emphasis on their implications for cancer, infectious diseases, neurological disorders and cardiac issues," said Cowen.