Cleveland Plus Advanced Energy

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Published on November 13, 2009

Author: CLEplusBIZ



With a well-trained workforce and well-established base of manufacturers, Northeast Ohio offers wind energy OEMs and suppliers efficient manufacturing opportunity in mechanical components, coatings and lubricants, engineering, materials development and performance material supply are ideal for wind turbine manufacturing.

Leading in Advanced/Renewable Energy Strength in All Advanced Energy Sectors + Over 350 Advanced Energy locations engaged in Production, R&D, and support + 54 energy efficiency providers & consultants + 27 alternative fuels locations + 230 generation-related locations for biomass, wind solar, geothermal, & fuel cells + Umbrella support organizations that advance the cause: Ohio Advanced Energy (OAE), Green Energy Ohio (GEO), The Cleveland Foundation and GreenCityBlueLake Institute Source: Dun and Bradstreet; NorTech + Organizations with industry expertise: Great Lakes Wind Network, NASA Glenn Research Center, Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition, Biofuel & Renewable Energy Task Force (State Government), Green Energy Ohio (Solar), NorTech Cleveland Plus Workforce ® Cleveland Plus provides the bulk of Ohio’s Advanced Energy workers and specialists: Materials Engineers + Existing Cleveland Plus Employment : 440 - 27% of Ohio Specialized Assembly (electrical/electronic) + Existing Cleveland Plus Employment : 3,260 - 41% of Ohio Specialized Installers (heating, cooling, refrigeration) + Existing Cleveland Plus Employment: 2,680 - 29% of Ohio Average productivity across all Advanced Energy sectors has increased by 18.7% since 2003. Ohio’s Commitment + In 2007, Ohio signed into law a new energy standard that requires that 25% of Ohio’s energy come from advanced or renewable sources by 2025 + Ohio has committed $1.6 billion dollars in the Ohio Third Frontier Program that expands the state’s high tech research capabilities and is designed to accelerate the pace for commercialization in Ohio + The $150 million Advanced Energy Program supports organizations seeking to commercialize new products, manufacture processes or technologies, adapt or modify existing components or systems that can reduce the cost of advanced energy systems or promote growth Source: Dun & Bradstreet 2008 data, Moody’s

Strong Manufacturing Base Supports Advanced Energy in Cleveland Plus Employment & Average Wages for Selected Occupations (All Wages in U.S. Dollars) Position Employment As % of State Hourly Wage Annual Wage Electrical Engineers 1,400 33.6% $34.87 $72,537 Production Supervisors / Managers 13,840 36.1% $26.07 $54,230 Semiconductor Processors 330 48.5% $13.47 $28,013 Cleveland Plus Universities and Colleges Offer a Reliable Pipeline of Talent, Drawing from 300 Schools within 150 miles + A strong cluster of nationally recognized universities, including Case Western Reserve, Baldwin-Wallace, Cleveland State, and the University of Akron + 7 in-region schools offer 2- and 4-year environmental studies programs; 15 colleges/universities have 2- and 4-year biology or biotechnical programs + 13 schools offer Advanced Energy-related Engineering degree programs; 10 schools have 2-year engineering-related degree or technical certificate programs Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System; Dun and Bradstreet + Case Western Reserve University and the University of Akron offer undergraduate and graduate programs in plastics & polymers engineering + The network of community colleges not only produces skilled workers but also provides customized training to enhance a company’s existing workforce Advanced Energy Sectors continue Advanced Energy Industry GRP: 2003-2008 growing in the Cleveland Plus Region 17,500 17,000 + Advanced Energy’s contribution to Cleveland Plus Gross 16,500 (Millions 2008 $) Regional Product has increased 12% between 2003 and 2008 16,000 15,500 + Major employers include Graftech International, IBC Solar, 15,000 Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems, Molded Fiberglass Corp, 14,500 Babcock & Wilcox, & Lockheed Martin 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 "Ohio has surplus automotive skilled labor and manufacturing Source: capability that is rapidly being converted to accelerated growth of the clean energy industry and is available for clean energy companies that want a rapid start," said Ed Burghard, executive director of the Ohio Business Development Coalition.

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