Sullivant’s Travels is a site-specific journey through the mind of a building – namely Ohio State’s newly renovated Sullivant Hall, home to the university’s dance department. World-renowned director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz developed eleven simultaneous performance elements featuring artists from OSU’s Department of Dance, School of Music and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and [...]
Study Says Federal Food Aid Also Feeds Local Economy And Jobs
A local economist says federal money allocated to feeding Franklin Countyâ€™s poor has a significant impact on the regional economy. Regionomics owner Bill LaFayette says every $5 dollars spent in Franklin County â€“ at a grocery store for example â€“ actually generates $8 dollars.
â€œThat grocery store then becomes busier and they may have to hire additional people. Those additional people take their wages and then go and buy groceries of their own, they may go and buy a car, they may go and buy a haircut,â€ LaFayette says.
LaFayette released his findings Thursday. He says federal food assistance programs boost Franklin Countyâ€™s economic output by $309 million dollars annually.