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Weekly News and Opinion from Ohio's Newspapers
January 15 -21, 2013

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.
Cincinnati economy to keep growing faster than U.S.
(Cincinnati Business Courier, January 16, 2013)
might not always feel like it, but Cincinnati's economy is going through something of a renaissance. In fact, you can expect it to grow at a faster clip than the nation's economy does this year.

Editorial: Home makers
(Akron Beacon Journal, January 17, 2013)
As neighborhoods go, Cascade Village in Akron is nothing like the public housing development it replaced. Elizabeth Park, the rundown "projects," is gone - along with an outdated housing policy that isolated the very poor in massive complexes plagued by poverty and crime that few were proud to call home. In its place, a mixed-income neighborhood is taking root.

Pact reached for regional water tech hub
(Cincinnati Enquirer, January 17, 2013)
Agreement marks the second anniversary of the formation of Confluence, a nonprofit organization of regional leaders in business, scientific research and government, working to build such an industry here.

Ohio's jobless rate continues to inch downward

(Akron Beacon Journal, January 18, 2013)

There were 8,000 fewer people in the labor force - those employed or looking for work - last month, according to a report released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.    


NAMII's work progressing 

(Youngstown Vindicator, January 20, 2013)

In five short months that work has started to take shape. Chief among the latest developments was NAMII's decision to open membership to the broader additive manufacturing and research community, one that has helped to generate additional revenue and expand what initially was a regional consortium into one that is rapidly becoming a national one   


Housing construction on the rise again 

(Cincinnati Enquirer, January 20, 2013)

Locally and nationally, 2013 is poised to be the best year for homebuilding since the housing bubble burst in 2007. It's the rebound economists have been waiting for - the foundation for real recovery.   


Ohio firms expect to hire more construction workers in 2013 

(Dayton Daily News, January 20, 2013)

Last year, construction employment in Ohio increased, year-over-year, in nine of the 11 months between January and November, according to seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that was analyzed by the Associated General Contractors of America. Ohio was only one of the 20 states to add construction jobs in November, according to the most recent data.    


Cleveland's urban scene gets a boost from young adults moving in

(The Plain Dealer, January 21, 2013)

In the newcomers, some see a jolt of human capital with economic development potential. Or at least a youth movement worth stoking.  



         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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