Accelerating Innovation: Grand Opening of the Automotive & Mobility Innovation Center

MARYSVILLE – The Automotive & Mobility Innovation Center (AMIC) celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, marking a significant milestone in the advancement of smart technology and automotive innovation. This 18,000-square-foot facility, located in Marysville’s 33 Innovation Park, is a publicly supported smart tech incubator designed to connect start-ups, established businesses, researchers, educators, and government to develop technologies that will disrupt the world.

Dozens of city, state, and business leaders assembled for the ribbon-cutting event, which saw nearly 100 attendees. The event highlighted AMIC’s mission to serve as an incubator for automotive and mobility companies focused on research and testing, with the goal of encouraging tenants to establish a permanent presence in the community.

State Representative Tracy Richardson presented a proclamation from the Ohio House of Representatives, sponsored by her, which declared that the Automotive and Mobility Innovation Center “will help support the automotive industry and provide opportunities to prepare the workers of tomorrow . . . and the inception of this new venture convincingly demonstrates how very much can be accomplished by a group of conscientious people with clear objectives and firm resolve.” AMIC also received special recognition from the Lt. Governor’s office and Secretary of State’s office.

The AMIC represents a true partnership between the State, County, City, and Economic Development organizations, with over $3 million invested in transforming this concept into reality. The AMIC includes a variety of spaces designed to foster collaboration and innovation:

  • Open co-working space convertible to an event space that seats over 250 banquet-style for corporate and business events.
  • 1,180 SF corporate space
  • One conference space for meetings and small events, that can seat up to 80 people
  • Four small conference rooms, each accommodating up to eight
  • A 2,300 square feet automotive and innovation lab
  • 11 private offices
  • 20 cubicle workspaces
  • Two inset telephone booths for private/confidential virtual meetings and calls

The AMIC is more than just a building; it is a mindset. Leveraging data, fiber, expertise, talent, and pioneering leadership, the AMIC aims to chart a course for those developing Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Electric Vehicles (EV), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. It offers the physical space and collaborative environment needed to advance the next generation of mobility technologies.

Located in the heart of the Beta District and home to Ohio’s greatest smart mobility and automotive assets, the AMIC provides many pathways to innovation. It is available to organizations, vehicle manufacturers, OEMs, R&D companies, and tech developers. With flexible workspace options, private offices, co-working spaces, huddle lounges, and day passes, the AMIC ensures a secure and adaptable environment for all.

The Marysville-Union County Port Authority is a political subdivision that established and operates the AMIC space. The Port Authority has contracted with Alten Technology to assist in the administration, management and facilities maintenance of the AMIC. Alten is a multi-national engineering consultant company that works within the automotive and mobility industry. If you’re interested in taking a tour or being part of the AMIC, please contact Denise Branton at or (336) 943-3967.

The AMIC embodies the spirit of the Midwest’s dreamers, tinkerers, and overachievers. With significant regional investments in innovative technology such as The Beta District, the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor, and SMRT Columbus, the AMIC is poised to make a substantial impact on the automotive industry and beyond.

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