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More Technology Startups Are Setting Up Shop In Northern Ohio

Scott Gamm
11/01/14 6:00 AM EDT
Investments from venture capital firms typically spur economic growth in tech epicenters like Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston. But parts of Ohio, which were once a far cry from the startup capitals of the world, have now become a high-tech center in just a few years. Entrepreneurship in the region has created hundreds of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of added economic value, especially in Ohio's northern areas. TheStreet's Scott Gamm speaks with Tim Varner, founder of Roost, a technology company that helps integrate push notifications into Web browsers and is based in Toledo, Ohio.