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Ohio Handing Out More Tax Incentives To Companies Promising Jobs

Daryl Hennessy, the Ohio Development Services Agency's Business Services Division chief, says tax credit benefits outweigh the cost in every instance.
July 7, 2014

A new report says the value of incentives grew from $56 million in 2012 to $63 million last year, and will grow to an estimated $65 million in the current fiscal year.

Liberal Policy Group Can’t Sue Over Ohio Jobs Agency

The Ohio Supreme Court sides with the Kasich Administration's jobs creation board.
10, 2014

Ohio’s high court has ruled opponents of the private job-creation agency created by Gov. John Kasich don’t have the standing to bring their constitutional challenge.

State Approves Tax Breaks For Auto Glass Manufactuer

The state’s Tax Credit Authority on Tuesday approved a 15-year, 75 percent Job Creation Tax Credit for the company, which is setting up operations at the old GM plant in Moraine.
21, 2014

The state of Ohio has approved part of an incentive package for Fuyao, the Chinese auto-glass company coming to the former GM Moraine plant south of Dayton.

Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Dips Again

Ohio's rate remains below the national rate, which fell to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March.
May 16, 2014

The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest level in more than six years.

GE Adding 1,400 Jobs In Southwest Ohio

GE is widely known for household appliances, but also makes aviation equipment, like the famed J47 jet engine.
11, 2014

The parent company of Ohio-based GE Aviation is expanding operations in southwest Ohio with a new U.S. Global Operations Center.

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.

JobsOhio Touts Job Creation Numbers In Annual Report

The report from JobsOhio says it helped create 17,857 jobs in 2013. That's down from 21,099 in 2012.
4, 2014

The state’s private job creation corporation says it helped created nearly 18,000 jobs last year.

High Court Upholds Privacy Of JobsOhio Records

Ohio Supreme Court says JobsOhio is exempted from state's public records law.
3, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawyer’s request for records kept by the state’s privatized job-creation agency on procedural grounds.

JobsOhio Audit Scolds Governor, Finds No Business Conflicts

State Auditor Dave Yost (bottom left) fought to gain access to the books of JobsOhio, which was created by Gov. John Kasich shortly after taking office.
21, 2013

Ohio’s state auditor has scolded Gov. John Kasich’s signature job-creation effort for sloppy handling of ethics and conflict-of-interest procedures in its first year, but says no business conflicts exist among its executives.

Foes Of JobsOhio Make Case To Supreme Court

The Kasich Administration's jobs creation board is challenged in the Ohio Supreme Court.
November 7, 2013

The Wednesday arguments involving the state’s job creation program didn’t focus on the legality of the program, but on who can sue to settle questions about JobsOhio.