Ohio Aerospace Institute News & Updates | April 2021, Issue 4

Aerospace Supply Chain

There are many exciting things taking place in the Aerospace & Defense Sector. Moving forward we see a shift to transforming supply chains to become more resilient; using strategies and digital tools, automation and streamlining processes. Ohio Aerospace Institute will be focusing much more on the needs of the small-medium enterprises that are a critical part of the Aerospace supply chain, and have begun reaching out to manufacturers to determine their needs and capabilities.
We see opportunities in the area of defense, space, and UAV markets. Technologies around Advanced Air Mobility, Hypersonics, Electronic Propulsion as well as autonomous operation based on data connectivity and cloud computing, which will help to drive long term growth in the industry.

We would like to see many more small business take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate and apply for funding under the Government SBIR/STTR programs that address many of these technologies.

As we emerge from the pandemic and hopefully begin to interact in person we would like to facilitate round table discussions with manufacturers to connect them with the one another to create opportunities and ideas that assist companies in the most meaningful way.
We look forward to seeing you in person again, as we are planning a number of exciting in person/hybrid events. I miss the personal interaction and networking that OAI is known for.

Please contact us if you have any thoughts, suggestions or needs where we can assist.

We look forward to connecting.

Kim Holizna, Director, Global Development and Membership Programs

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April 22, 2021|News, Partner Content|

Podcast | Evergreen: Big Audacious Idea

Imagine advancing local+global connection, economic development, entrepreneurship, transportation and community-development… all through an existing asset. That asset is the major airport. A new kind of community and economic engine can be built within and around existing airports if we are inventive in our coordination, collaboration and collective will. We’re talking about the idea of an Aerotropolis. In Cleveland, it’s the Aerozone Alliance, a partnership of economic jewels; Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, NASA Glenn Research Center and surrounding communities.

Host Craig James chats with Dr. Stuart C. Mendel, the founding executive director of the Aerozone Alliance. Dr. Mendel regularly advises community leaders, nonprofit executives/board members—and has served on numerous organization boards and committees. Dr. Mendel also serves as Director of the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise.

Thinking big. Being Audacious. Big Audacious Idea.

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March 11, 2021|News|

Ohio Unveils Its First Flying Car

LIFT Aircraft brings its HEXA aircraft to Ohio. Hear from Governor Mike DeWine, US Air Force leaders, LIFT Aircraft executives, and more, as they unveil Ohio’s first “flying car.”

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February 11, 2021|News, Partner Content|

A New Opportunity

A new year is upon us and optimism is bountiful. A COVID-19 vaccine brings promise that the travel industry is on its way to a recovery, returning furloughed employees to work. Generally speaking, bringing more normalcy back to our lives.

As we look to aerospace growth, I am excited to say that the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) has been using the past year to grow our membership program and offerings. We have listened to our members, done research, and evolved our program to promote inclusivity and engagement. OAI’s Industry Association brings a member- exclusive supply chain matrix that spans across the state and to global partners. We are connecting our industry, academic and military members with new business opportunities to promote aerospace growth in the state. Membership is now open as we continue to rollout the reconfigured program.

We look forward to continuing contracted research, broadening our global reach and once again seeing you all in person.

John M. Sankovic, Ph.D., P.E.
President & CEO
Ohio Aerospace Institute

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February 11, 2021|News, Partner Content|

Notice: Paycheck Protection Program resumes January 11, 2021 at 9am ET

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the US Treasury Department, will open the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9 am ET. When the PPP loan portal system opens, it will initially accept First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries.

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January 11, 2021|News, Policy|

How to Pay Your Property Taxes Before the End of the Year
Dale Miller, County Council
January 1, 2021

Although tax payments are not due until January 28, 2021 (just extended by 1 week due to mail concerns), we recognize some people desire to pay before the end of the year for Federal tax purposes. Below are instructions on how to do so.

  1. Go to
  2. On the banner at the top of the page, click on “I Want to Contact.”
  3. Under “popular agencies,” click on Treasurer.
  4. On the Treasurer’s front page, scroll down a whole page length down the main article until you come to the section on the left headed by “Property Taxes.”
  5. Under that section, click on View & Pay Your Tax Bill.
  6. The screen that comes up will give you choices on how to search for your tax bill. The permanent parcel number works best and should definitely be used if you have it available from an old bill. Enter your information and click search.
  7. Your name and permanent parcel number will appear on the left. Click on the permanent parcel number to display your bill. You can then print your tax bill and handle it just as if you had received it in mail. There are also electronic and phone payment options.
January 1, 2021|News|
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