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State Senator Gayle Manning (R- North Ridgeville) today announced that the state Controlling Board approved a request by Lorain County Community College (LCCC) to purchase 6.84 acres of vacant land in North Ridgeville that will be used for an Education Outreach Center. "Ohio's community colleges play an integral role in preparing students to compete in today's global economy, offering quality programs at an affordable price," Manning said. "Building a new outreach center will allow LCCC to better serve students in the area, and I applaud them for their commitment to making higher education accessible to all Ohioans." LCCC plans to construct a 43,400 square-foot, three-story building on the property, along with 200 parking spaces. The outreach center will house an extension of the Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE), the only Edison Technology Incubator located on a college campus. The center will also provide increased access to entrepreneurial services through the LCCC Foundation's Innovation Fund, which provides pre-seed support between $25,000 and $100,000 to early-stage technology companies and requires every recipient to provide an internship in entrepreneurship for students. Innovation Fund recipients have attracted more than $42 million in follow-on investments, created more than 99 new jobs and supported 130 internships for students. In addition, it will augment LCCC's SMART (Sensors, MEMS, Advanced Packaging, and Reliability Testing) Commercialization Center through technical training and business assistance.
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REMINDER: Manning Welcomes Local Residents To Attend District Office Hours In Amherst


COLUMBUS—State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) is welcoming area residents to join her during district office hours on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Amherst, Ohio.


A Veterans Day Salute To Our Service Members


The brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces are always deserving of thanks. We owe them gratitude every day, every month, and every year. This Veterans Day, I want to take this opportunity to pay special tribute to veterans in Ohio and across the country.