Cuyahoga County Innovation Zone: Beta Drive
In 2007, Cuyahoga County’s Department of Development named Beta Drive as one of three designated areas in the pilot round of their Innovation Zone program. As part of this program, Mayfield Village has identified medical imaging as its target industry focus. In the fall of 2008, Beta Drive’s flagship medical imaging company received some pretty impressive recognition. Quality Electrodynamics (QED), a manufacturer of medical imaging equipment that opened its doors on Beta in 2006, was honored by Forbes Magazine as one of the 20 most promising companies in America.
The Innovation Zone project is an ongoing effort. Currently in its implementation phase, the Beta Drive Innovation Zone just saw the completion of its biggest infrastructure project since the business park was created. A ring of fiber optic cable has been placed by Innovation Zone partner OneCommunity around Beta Drive and sections of Wilson Mills and SOM Center Roads. This investment in IT infrastructure is already paying dividends for Mayfield Village and its businesses.