Ohio Department of Development

COMMENTARY

Ohio can measure ‘genuine progress’ over pandemic losses

BY: - April 11, 2022

The 2020s have been a tumultuous time for Ohio’s economy. The shock of quickly closing the economy to stave off the overcrowding of hospitals has been followed by two years of hesitancy for state residents to shop, eat out and engage in public life. This tumult was captured in state Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers. […]

The Intel project is great news. But what happens if it goes bad?

BY: - March 28, 2022

When it announced in January that it would build two massive new plants in Licking County, semiconductor manufacturer Intel called it the “largest single private-sector investment in Ohio history.”  But what is perhaps obscured by that statement is that Ohio is also investing heavily in Intel. A policy-research group recently issued a report advocating ways […]

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 […]