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Ohio Deemed Second Most Attractive State For Companies

A road sign welcomes drivers in Ohio.
March 5, 2014

Ohio placed second to Texas again last year in an annual survey measuring how states stack up in attracting to companies and getting existing ones to expand.

Historical Upper Arlington Home May Still Be Saved

9, 2013

Members of the Upper Arlington Historical Society have a few more days to save an old stone structure on Riverside Drive dubbed the Hutchinson House, before a developer tears it down for an apartment complex.

Many State Grant Recipients Failed To Deliver Promised Jobs

About half the companies receiving grants failed to create the jobs to which they committed, the Toledo Blade reports.
October 28, 2013

A newspaper investigation of Ohio’s public job-creation efforts has found companies receiving state money failed to bring thousands of promised positions.

Unlikely Allies Push Ahead On Legal Challenge Of JobsOhio

Maurice Thompson from the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (left) and Brian Rothenberg from Progress Ohio take questions at a Monday news conference announcing their organizations are working together to get the Ohio Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit over the constitutionality of JobsOhio.
31, 2012

Democrats are joining an tea Party-backed group in a legal challenge to the state’s semi-private job creation agency.

Some Ohio Companies Repay State For Lack Of Job Creation.

24, 2011

Some Ohio companies that promised to create jobs in exchange for state grants haven’t totally delivered. So,state Development Department officials have written them, requesting some of the money back.

Ohio Passenger Rail Plan Must Reach Agreements With Freight Railroads

12, 2010

Despite uncertainty in the state legislature, supporters of passenger train service between Cleveland and Cincinnati via Columbus continue to make their case. A major stumbling block is forging agreements with freight lines to share their rails.

Ohio Rail Commission Moves Forward In Bid For Stimulus Dollars

10, 2009

Efforts to bring passenger rail service back to Ohio took a step forward Thursday. The Ohio Rail Development Commission is looking for 400 million dollars in federal stimulus money.

NCR Headquarters, 1,200 Jobs to Leave Ohio

2, 2009

NCR, the world’s leading provider of ATMs, is moving it’s headquarters from Dayton to Georgia. And it’s taking with it more than twelve-hundred jobs. WOSU’s Sadie Taylor reports.

Will City Center Demolition Spur Residential, Retail Growth?

13, 2009

The CEO of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation is defending the demolition of the City Center Mall as the best option for the site. Guy Worley spoke Wednesday to the Columbus Metropolitan Club

Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher Leads Ohio Economic Development

Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher
September 25, 2007

The man in charge of reviving economic development in Ohio says he has his work cut out for him.