Privately held companies are putting a heavier emphasis on innovation

The Cincinnati Enquirer – November 2, 2013 –

According to the findings from the 2013 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 survey, the area’s biggest private companies are increasingly turning to new products and service differentiation as they fight their way through continued economic uncertainty and a heavier regulatory burden…

Gary Heiman, CEO of Standard Textile, sits in a showroom for his company’s linens. The company this month opened an institute to encourage innovation. Heiman says it’s an inspiring space.

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