Job Creation and Higher Ed


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Factory jobs used to be easy to come by in Ohio. Can the Buckeye State adapt and create jobs for a changing economy?


Time was when a high school education could get an Ohioan a pretty good job in a factory, or working in a mine. But some point to the new “knowledge economy” as a sign we need to invest more in colleges and universities. Ohio’s job creation numbers are some of the lowest in the nation, and this hour we’ll discuss the link between jobs and higher ed.


  • Doug Buchanan, managing editor, at Columbus Business First
  • Richard Vedder,  professor emeritus of economics at Ohio University and director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity
  • Dale Butland, communications director of Innovation Ohio

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