The Economy & Business

The Economy & Business
12:04 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Clark County Implements Two Economic Projects

The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has unveiled a new marketing brand for Clark County called "Find Your Unwind."
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

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.

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Drones
6:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Watch Your Head: The Ohio UAS Conference Starts Tuesday

A three-day conference on unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, starts Tuesday in Dayton. This is the third Ohio UAS conference, and the first one since the greater Dayton area was turned down in its bid to become a federal testing site for commercial drones; Mo McDonald with the Dayton Development Coalition says he still expects the industry to grow in Dayton.

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The Economy & Business
9:29 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Springfield's Dole Foods Receives Tax Credit To Expand Operations

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The Dole Food Company in Springfield received a tax incentive from the State of Ohio for a $9 million expansion in Clark County.  Besides the expansion, the company will be able to add new jobs.

Springfield Chamber of Commerce President Mike McDorman said that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved a tax incentive package for Dole that made the expansion possible.

"That enables the company to do this $9.5 million project in Springfield as well as add 140 jobs," McDorman said.

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Poverty
3:48 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

The Foodbank Says Demand Still High In The Miami Valley

Fresh vegetables and fruits are especially hard for those dependent on foodbanks to come by.
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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.

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The Economy & Business
5:26 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Ohio's Flat Job Growth Limits Opportunity For High-Paying Jobs

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services found Ohio's unemployment rate went up in July.
Credit WOSU

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.

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