manufacturing

Locals share climate change goals, urge U.S. Senator to push Appalachian infrastructure support

BY: - January 19, 2021

As the tide changes in Congress, public policy advocates, environmental experts and residents of Appalachia made their cases to one of Ohio’s U.S. senators to do more on climate change and the Appalachian business infrastructure. Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown will chair the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs after the Congressional majority […]

State financial report shows declines in unemployment, personal income

BY: - October 16, 2020

Despite decreases in most economic growth categories, including personal income, a monthly financial report said Ohio’s economic recovery was ahead of the national recovery. The September report prepared by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management said the state was at 87% on an index tracking economic recovery, developed by research firm Moody’s Analytics and […]

COMMENTARY

Decimated local governments can still create jobs

BY: - September 24, 2020

Ohio is experiencing the most unique unemployment event in its recorded history. In April, the state approached 18% unemployment, meaning that over one in six Ohio workers were looking for a job that month. Since then, however, jobs have returned. While the peak of the COVID recession’s unemployment in the state was 60% higher than […]

Manufacturing in Midwest purple states has seen ups and downs on Trump’s watch

BY: and - February 18, 2020

In 2016, Donald Trump ran on “bringing back” manufacturing jobs to Rust Belt states like Ohio, which was one factor in his surprise wins in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (and less surprising victory in neighboring Ohio).  “The heart of the [economic] slowdown has really been in manufacturing. The global manufacturing sector is in a recession […]

Ohio House eyes tax cut for manufacturing industry

BY: - January 29, 2020

State House lawmakers are considering a tax cut aimed at the manufacturing industry. Like most states, Ohio does not impose a sales tax on industrial machinery. House Bill 440, however, would scrap a tax on the sale of labor from staffing agencies to manufacturers, so long as the agencies provide workers who operate industrial machinery […]

Joe Burrow, poverty, Ohio’s economy, the NEXUS pipeline and plastic bag bans

BY: - December 17, 2019

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: The Ohio Capital Journal is proud of Heisman winner Joe Burrow for highlighting issues […]