Sen. Brown Applauds Dedication of Kent State's New Incubator in Tuscarawas County

Brown Author of Legislation that Would Make it Easier for Communities like New Philadelphia to Receive Federal Funds for Business Incubators

NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) applauded the dedication of the new technology incubator in New Philadelphia. The Tolloty Technology Incubator was developed by Kent State University (KSU) in partnership with the Tuscarawas Community Improvement Corporation. Brown is the author of legislation that would make it easier for local communities in Northeast Ohio to receive federal funds for business and technology incubators.

“The Tolloty Technology Incubator will promote innovation and entrepreneurship by providing support to existing and start-up companies in Tuscarawas County,” Brown said. “This will create high-skill, high-wage jobs for Northeast Ohioans and improve the local economy. I will do everything that I can to support the growth of the facility so that it can provide opportunities for the region’s workers and businesses.”

The Tolloty Technology Incubator is located within the Tuscarawas Regional Technology Park. Brown was represented at today’s dedication by his Senior Appalachian Regional Representative.

Described as “Congress’ leading proponent of American Manufacturing,” Brown has long supported entrepreneurialism in Northeast Ohio. He is the author of the Business Incubator Promotion Act, legislation which would make more communities in Ohio eligible to receive funds that support business incubators, like the facility in New Philadelphia, through the Economic Development Agency (EDA). 

Brown also is a member of the Senate Manufacturing Caucus, currently Vice-Chair of the Senate Auto Caucus, and was recently named incoming Chair of the Senate Steel Caucus. In April, bipartisan manufacturing jobs legislation he introduced with U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) moved one step closer to becoming law. The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI) would establish a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and create thousands of high-paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs while enhancing the United States’ role as the world’s leader in advanced manufacturing. 

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