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July 19 - 25, 2011
|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.|
Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority's big plans
(The Plain Dealer, July 20, 2011)
The Port's plan to spruce up the Cuyahoga River, keep shipping channels open and attract new business to the port.
Marion CAN DO! Joins Columbus region
(Marion Star, July 21, 2011)
Described as a "potential game changer" by the city/county regional planning director, Marion CAN DO!'s joining of a 10-county regional economic development initiative is already showing promise, its president says.
Ohio's growth plans unclear
(Chillicothe Gazette, July 22, 2011)
The Ohio Department of Development plans to shut the doors to the Chillicothe office on Aug. 1, but how development dollars will continue to flow through southeastern Ohio after that is unclear.
More renewable energy could create Ohio jobs
(Dayton Daily News, July 23, 2011)
Stronger state renewable energy standards could save Ohio residents and businesses $7.4 billion on their electric and natural gas bills by 2030 and create 14,000 new jobs, the Union of Concerned Scientists said last week in a peer-reviewed report.
Editorial: Office closure means southeast Ohio rep needed on JobsOhio board
(Chillicothe Gazette, July 24, 2011)
The closure of the regional office of the Ohio Department of Development in Chillicothe leaves us with a bit of indigestion about the future, and coupled with the current makeup of the JobsOhio board, we wonder where southern Ohio's economic future is headed.
Editorial: Sector by sector
(Akron Beacon Journal, July 24, 2011)
Those regions that do a better job matching skills with work promise to make a dent in their unemployment problem and provide local companies with a critical component for growth - a higher quality work force.
Air cargo was seen as Toledo Express' bedrock business
(Toledo Blade, July 24, 2011)
During most of the precipitous seven-year decline that afflicted passenger travel at Toledo Express Airport starting in 2005, the air cargo side of the airport's business was portrayed as its bedrock -- that even if remaining passenger flights disappeared, there would always be a cargo niche.
Salem seeks revenue from selling its water to drilling companies
(Youngstown Vindicator, July 24, 2011)
A proposal has been presented to the city by LBG Land Services that wants to resell city water to drilling companies. LBG's proposed two-year contract seeks 200,000 to 300,000 gallons of water per day at a cost of $10 per 1,000 gallons.
Crocker Park growth promises more workers, shoppers, residents and traffic for Westlake
(The Plain Dealer, July 25, 2011)
Potential expansion plans for Crocker Park would double the size of the mixed-use town center, adding offices for American Greetings Corp., a hotel, more stores and restaurants, several parking garages and entertainment including a bowling alley.
Cincinnati named 'value city'
(Cincinnati Enquirer, July 25, 2011)
Cincinnati's falling unemployment rate, downtown redevelopment and reasonable cost of living have propelled it onto Kiplinger's Personal Finance's list of "10 Best Value Cities for 2011."