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Business and EconomyLake Erie

It’s tough to find a more determined innovator than the mother of a child with an unanswered need. Need proof? Consider these two women, both from Northeast Ohio, who have entered the market with the first apparel marketed specifically to individuals with Down syndrome and other differences: Karen Bowersox, founder

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Business and EconomyLake Erie

In a 3,000-square-foot space, a community hums with the energy of enterprise. Thirteen different languages resound, animated with a kindred sense of purpose. Seventeen independent businesses representing seven different countries combine to form an indoor village here, known as the West Side Bazaar in Buffalo, New York. Immigration’s impacts on

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Business and Economy

They always tell you to write down your inspirations. In fact, Candace, managing editor for Salt, said that to me the first time I sat down with her to talk about this project. Of course, I didn’t listen. So here we are today on launch day, and my opening column

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Business and EconomyScience and Technology

On a recent trip to Nevada, my husband and I rediscovered the Great Lakes’ automotive industry. As we walked through the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada, we rounded a corner, and there she was. A 1914 Detroit Electric, built by the Anderson Electric Car Company. She sat parked in a

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Lake Erie

Situated on 350 acres of land, not far from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, sits NASA Glenn Research Center’s Lewis Field – a world-class research facility that has unassumingly revolutionized spaceflight and air travel. With more than 150 buildings, Lewis Field is home to state-of-the-art research and testing facilities including wind

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Lake Erie

Innovation has long been a part of life and work on the Great Lakes. The unique water resources of this region set the stage for the greatest period of technological advancement the world has ever seen and continue to drive one of America’s most dynamic regional economies. Yet, despite their

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Lake Michigan

“It’s a man’s world.” Yes, there are plenty of male-dominated industries where that age-old sentiment still seems to fit—construction, mining, and law enforcement are just a few. For the longest time, the beer industry was another one of those fields that seemed to be bursting with testosterone. Think of enjoying

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Lake MichiganLake Superior

Written by Jacalyn Gross I believe that, oftentimes, companies forget that they are making products for people and instead keep focusing their attention and energy on maximizing the bottom line. When I was pondering the possibility of starting a sportswear company, I also saw a huge gap in the offerings

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