JobsOhio

Whaley introduces plan to right the wrongs of energy scandal, spur renewable investments

BY: - July 20, 2022

Democratic nominee for Ohio governor Nan Whaley rolled out a climate agenda Tuesday that emphasizes fighting corruption and investing in renewable energy. The announcement comes less than a week after U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, abandoned long running negotiations to include climate change provisions in a Democratic budget deal. That retreat puts greater emphasis on […]

Even according to its metrics, JobsOhio gets a middling grade

BY: - June 14, 2022

JobsOhio insists on grading itself according to its chosen criteria. But when it eventually shared parts of its own analysis, even that put Ohio in the middle of the pack relative to the six states JobsOhio compares itself to. The economic-development agency has spent more than $1 billion since 2015, but last month it said […]

Ford investing $1.5 billion in expanded Ohio EV production, Ohio’s investment? Unclear.

BY: - June 3, 2022

Just outside Cleveland Thursday Gov. Mike DeWine announced Ford will expand its Avon Lake assembly plant to build a new commercial electric vehicle. They plan to invest $1.5 billion in the project and create 1,800 new jobs in Ohio. The state’s business development arm, JobsOhio, is offering incentives, but is not releasing the details publicly […]

How does JobsOhio stack up? Don’t ask them

BY: - May 31, 2022

The group that sued to stop the creation of JobsOhio was ProgressOhio, not Policy Matters Ohio. This story has been updated with the correct information. Since 2015, JobsOhio has spent more than a billion dollars in an effort to revive the state’s lagging economy. That’s money that would have gone into the state treasury if […]

JobsOhio says it’s not a public entity, but is that true?

BY: - May 10, 2022

Ohio’s economic developer, JobsOhio, is quick to say it’s a private, non-profit corporation and it’s quick to add that its hundreds of millions of dollars are private as well.  “JobsOhio is a private nonprofit corporation wholly funded by an independent private source — the profits from the JobsOhio Beverage System (JOBS) liquor enterprise — that […]

JobsOhio has a $50M ad campaign, but how does it measure success?

BY: - April 11, 2022

In Austin, New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, L.A. and San Francisco, economic developer JobsOhio has embarked on a $50 million advertising campaign to spread a message: Ohio is also a great place to live and operate a business, only it’s a lot cheaper than where you are. “Keep Austin Weird,” says a billboard in that […]

State officials outline additional, but not all, details about Intel incentives

BY: - January 31, 2022

So how long does it take for paint to dry? A week ago, just after announcing what Ohio leaders are calling the biggest economic development deal in the state’s history, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted wouldn’t say much about the incentive package that lured Intel to Ohio. The only information he shared at the time was […]

Mailbag: What’s with all the ‘Ohio is for Leaders’ ads on TV?

BY: - June 21, 2021

Welcome back to another installment of the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag. Sports betting is not yet legal here, but the odds are good you will find this political column enlightening. (I hope.) Let’s get to it: Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Who keeps […]

Proposed law would renew funding to clean, redevelop industrial sites

BY: - May 28, 2020

A proposal put forward Tuesday by two Ohio House Republicans would renew a source of funding to clean and reuse abandoned industrial sites known as “brownfields.” The program, known as the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund, has existed for almost 20 years. But it hasn’t been funded since 2013, when state revenue from liquor sales was […]

Affordable health care, toxic drinking water, JobsOhio, and local banks

BY: - March 3, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Affordable health care. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear another Republican case attempting to […]