Cleveland may be emerging as a major player in the advanced energy field. Local companies in advanced energy fields such as biomass to energy, energy storage and the smart grid are on the verge of forming a cluster. A cluster is a large group of local companies in a specific industry that give the region an overall competitive edge in the field. A large number of competent companies create a large pool of specialized labor, leading new companies to start up or move to the area. NorTech is leading an effort to help the region develop this advanced energy cluster, and to help draw federal investment to the region.
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