Clark County has implemented two economic improvement projects. City officials expect both projects to have a significant impact on tourism and business.
The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau unveiled a new marketing brand for Clark County recently. "Find Your Unwind," is now the slogan attached to the city and county that will appear on social media, t-shirts, mugs and other merchandise.
Chris Schutte, director of the CVB, believes the new brand will help Springfield compete better with areas like Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
Hunger and food insecurity are still major problems in the Miami Valley even as the economic recovery gradually gets more people working. The Foodbank of the Miami Valley says it’s doing better meeting local residents’ needs than it was four years ago. That’s the last time a group called Feeding America did its periodic national survey of food banks and their users.
State and national jobless numbers are closely watched as economic indicators, and the unemployment figures can also give useful clues for those seeking their first full-time job.
Last month, 323,000 Ohio adults were actively seeking work and not able to find a job, and the unemployment rate crept up for the first time in several months. The figure includes recent high school and college graduates looking for that first job, or an entry level job.