NorTech's Board of Directors has elected Tim M. Reynolds, president of Tribute, Inc, to serve as the organization's new chairman. NorTech is a regional nonprofit technology-based economic development organization serving 21 counties in Northeast Ohio and is dedicated to promoting Northeast Ohio’s success, assets and skilled workforce.
NorTech’s mission is an apt one for Ohio as the technology career finder website, Dice.com, lists Cleveland and several other Ohio cities as the fastest-growing areas for technology-related jobs. President Obama, during a recent forum of more than 100 small-business executives at Cleveland State University, stated that northeast Ohio is reinventing “the rust belt as the tech belt”. As a catalyst for growing Northeast Ohio's emerging technology industries, NorTech is leading efforts to develop regional innovation clusters that create jobs, attract capital and have a long term, positive economic impact.
Tim Reynolds has been an active member of the NorTech Board and is a member of the organization's Finance Committee. He is also on the Greater Cleveland Partnership Board and Executive Committee, and on the board of the National Small Business Association, a Washington, D.C. - based advocacy group. Mr. Reynolds has previously served as Chairman of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and Chairman of the Northeast Ohio Software Association (NEOSA).
The success of NorTech’s initiatives is demonstrated by the appointment of Rebecca O. Bagley, president and chief executive officer of NorTech, to the US Department of Commerce Innovation Advisory Board by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. (Click here to see some of NorTech's success stories.) The new Innovation Advisory Board will guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation to help inform national policies at the heart of U.S. job creation, competitiveness and global strength.