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Weekly News and Opinion from Ohio's Newspapers
January 1 -7, 2013

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Welcome to the latest issue of Economic News from Ohio's Regions, a regular weekly newsletter from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and Cleveland State University.  We'll search Ohio's papers to bring you economic news and key happenings that impact Ohio's regions.
Editorial: The city's salesman
(Columbus Dispatch, January 2, 2013)
Most locals probably don't realize the size of Columbus' convention and hospitality business, which generates $7.8 billion in visitor spending and supports 9 percent of all jobs in Franklin County. Everyone benefits from the jobs and revenue the industry brings in, along with the attractions, retailers and restaurants it helps support.

Report: Drilling just part of jobs forecast
(Warren Tribune Chronicle, January 3, 2013)
A study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy shows that increasing extraction from these formations could be responsible for as many as 266,000 jobs in the Buckeye State by the year 2035.

Development puzzle pieces missing
(Cincinnati Enquirer, January 4, 2013)
A draft land-use plan is emerging after months of meetings and reveals almost a dozen different options. Much of the proposed land-use map is dominated by light industry and mixed use, but there is also a fair amount of residential uses, which includes single-family, cluster housing or transitional residences.

Editorial: Ohio's high-risk legislative to-do list
(The Plain Dealer, January 5, 2013)
Ohio's 130th General Assembly, Republican-ruled, convenes on Monday with what pomp the state can muster. And the 132 members face daunting tasks. For the next six months, their major assignment will be to pass a balanced 2013-15 state budget.

Ohio job market looking stronger
(Hamilton Journal News, January 5, 2013)
In July through September, Ohio posted 35 mass layoffs resulting in 4,408 jobs lost. In the third quarter in 2011, there were 36 mass layoffs totaling 5,104 jobs. In third quarter 2009 - close to the peak of state unemployment in 2009 - there were 75 mass layoffs involving 12,760 jobs.

Editorial: Bound for Davos
(Akron Beacon Journal, January 5, 2013)
John Kasich is preparing to take a star turn at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month. Rob Nichols, the governor's spokesman, explained recently that organizers of the international conference are "aware of Ohio's work-force-development-reform efforts and [have] asked Gov. Kasich to discuss it in a session on advanced manufacturing."

Economic indicators for area decline in November
(Toledo Blade, January 5, 2013)

The metro Toledo index of leading economic indicators fell in November from October to a reading of 86.4, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The index was unchanged from November, 2011.

 

Shifting gears on JobsOhio
(Youngstown Vindicator, January 5, 2013)

The governor was asked about Jobs- Ohio, the private nonprofit that is spearheading the state's economic development efforts despite legal challenges and questions over its funding. Kasich has been blunt in his assessment of those behind JobsOhio legal entanglements.

 

Ohio economy to grow fastest in 16 years
(Dayton Daily News, January 6, 2013)
Ohio's economy will expand in 2013 at the fastest rate in more than 16 years, but growth will still remain slow and unemployment will not decline as sharply as it did in previous years, according to an economic forecast by a major financial institution.

 



         Edited and compiled by: Molly Schnoke, Center for Community Planning & Development, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
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