Cincinnati's first hardware accelerator, First Batch, was launched in 2012. Its success in advising entrepreneurs and growing businesses inspired the creation of CoMADE, a unique manufacturing initiative designed to become an engine for new job growth and new opportunities in our region.
CoMADE will bring entrepreneurs, manufacturers and workers together, and provide production space, a manufacturing incubator, training, job opportunities and community support programs, all within a planned 100,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility in Avondale, scheduled to open in 2020.
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the new initiative to create and grow jobs in Greater Cincinnati are CoMADE President Rich Kiley; Cincinnati Works President Peggy Zink; and Chairman and Owner of EnovaPremier, LLC, Ed Rigaud. Peggy Zink and Ed Riguad are both on the CoMADE Board of Advisors.
This program is part of an ongoing series, "American Graduate: Getting to Work," supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in partnership with CET. Other programs in the series can be found here.
Tune in to Cincinnati Edition Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.