Sen. Sherrod Brown told representatives of several area flexible electronics companies Friday that flexible technology holds the potential to help Ohio emerge from the recession, and has gained attention from President Obama.

“We’re doing much better in this state,” Brown said at a rountable discussion hosted at Kent Displays in Brimfield. “But we’re at risk of losing that edge.”

The roundtable discussion was held with representatives from Kent Displays, NorTech and partners in the FlexMatters partnership.

Rebecca Bagley said flexible technologies have grown rapidly since they were first patented, and have the potential to grow to $250 billion by 2025.

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