Policy Matters Ohio initiates event on venture capital and new energy
September 22, 2010
September 22 – In response to a request from Senator Sherrod Brown’s office, Policy Matters Ohio kicked off and coordinated initial planning for an event for investors on venture capital and new energy. Eventually Governor Strickland’s office took over planning of this even and we were key conveners in what became the Midwest Governor’s Association’s Clean Energy Investors Summit and launch of the Midwestern Clean Energy Investors Initiative. This event coincided with Governor Strickland’s lunch of the Gateway Fund, an innovative public venture capital fund that introduced the new formulation of limiting state risk while incenting investors by allowing earnings over the state’s guaranteed return of 8 percent to go to investors. Policy Matters Ohio remains a member of the ongoing investors planning group.