Unlike college football, manufacturing of energy-efficiency products seems to be bringing together Ohio and Michigan.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. said this week the energy offices in the two states are partners in a new $702,500 venture aimed at boosting growth in the clean-energy sector and promoting technologies that improve energy efficiency.
The effort, dubbed the Michigan-Northeastern Ohio Regional Clean Energy Roadmap Project, will be supported by $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy and $302,500 from the states.
In short, the program will help manufacturers in both states develop technology, design product prototypes, improve manufacturing processes and assess opportunities in the energy market.
The project also will include an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of energy-efficiency companies in Michigan and northeast Ohio. They will be conducted by NextEnergy of Detroit and NorTech of Cleveland.
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