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7:04 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Thousands Rally For Medicaid Expansion at the Ohio Statehouse

An estimated two thousand five hundred Ohioans stood out in the pouring rain at the state’s capitol today to do one thing – send a message to lawmakers to expand Medicaid in the state budget.

Democrats, Union leaders, Faith leaders of many different churches and leaders of business groups rally at the Ohio Statehouse….holding signs and chanting to lawmakers inside the building.

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The Economy & Business
9:30 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Tax Credits Aid Region's Job Creation

Nearly 500 jobs are coming to southwest Ohio. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved assistance for projects in the region and As Emily McCord reports, Clinton County is seeing a large share of the funding. 

Three of the companies awarded the tax credits will be in the city of Wilmington. DealerTrack Incorporated expects to create over 200 jobs generating 6 million dollars in payroll. The company specializes in administration support for vehicle titles and contract scanning. Two other companies in the city will bring an additional 65 jobs to the area.

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The Economy & Business
12:03 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Husted Recognizes Clark County Company for Keeping Jobs in Ohio

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted paid a visit to Clark County on Thursday.

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The Economy & Business
12:18 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Ohio's Unemployment Rate Higher in January

The latest monthly jobs data shows that Ohio's unemployment rate rose slightly in January.

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said Friday that the state's seasonably adjusted unemployment rate for January was 7 percent - up from 6.7 in December.

The slip reversed a trend of incremental progress in lowering the rate over a number of months. The state has said Ohio's economy and its job market are getting stronger, but the process is slow.

Ohio's unemployment rate has remained about a percentage point below the U.S. rate.
 
 

The Economy & Business
11:52 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Ohio Ranks Near Top in Business Development

Ohio is getting some national recognition for business development and job creation.

The Buckeye State ranked second in the country behind Texas last year for attracting new companies and business expansion. That's according to the annual list compiled by the business trade magazine Site Selection.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that several Ohio cities were recognized, too.

Columbus finished 10th among metropolitan areas with a population of at least 1 million people, and Cincinnati finished eighth.

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