MAKE magazine names Cleveland “Maker City”
Could Cleveland be the next Silicon Valley? According to a recent article in MAKE magazine, it’s got the right mix of ingredients to help maker culture thrive.
The article points to resources like Case Western Reserve’s think[box] that give budding entrepreneurs and innovators in Northeast Ohio free—or practically free—access to high-tech prototyping tools like 3-D printers, laser cutters and CNC equipment.
Cleveland boasts a strong industrial history, and powerhouse companies like Parker Hannifin, Alcoa and Lincoln Electric still call it home. According to the article, this strong manufacturing base, ready access to new makerspaces and affordable housing are just a few of the factors that make Cleveland poised to emerge as a major destination for makers.