AOL founder Steve Case touts Ohio’s innovation economy as an example of the ‘rise of the rest’

Ohioans will see plenty of both President Obama and Governor Romney between now and November 6th, 2012. Yet despite a slew of references to big business and small business on the campaign trail, one term we aren’t likely to hear very often is “entrepreneurship.”

That’s what AOL founder and Startup America Chair Steve Case told an audience of over 200 people at the annual conference of the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) in downtown Cleveland.

“The story of America is the story of entrepreneurs who built our economy and propelled it to become the leading economy of the world,” he said. “If we’re going to continue that kind of leadership, then we need to double down on entrepreneurship. The place to focus is on high-growth companies that will create jobs.”

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