Economic development

Center for Community Solutions
Jo Ingles

A study released in 2016 showed rural areas are disproportionately poor, uneducated and pay high relative costs for crime and disability because of the loss of good jobs, local businesses and opioid abuse. But there’s an idea being floated to establish a special state fund for those rural counties. 

Karen Kasler

A book released on Valentine’s Day is a bit of a bittersweet love letter from its author to its subject – his hometown. And the story it tells has been heard in towns all over Ohio and across the country.

Andy Chow

Gov. John Kasich is defending his plan to pay for more income tax cuts by raising the sales tax. Kasich has a message for local communities who are struggling to attract jobs.

Karen Kasler

Mayors from Ohio’s 30 largest cities have formed a coalition to discuss state policy and lobby lawmakers about the issues their communities are facing.

Karen Kasler

The state’s laws on economic development, jobs and business growth have been condensed into a 257-page book that’s being made available to local officials.