Around the Miami Valley
7:48 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Interest In Darke County Manufacturer's Clothes Spikes After Bangladesh Tragedies

The collapse of a garment factory last month in Bangladesh has put a spotlight on how workers that produce clothing for Western retailers are treated. It’s prompted the government there to raise the pay for those employees. As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, consumers in the US may be starting to pay attention as well.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:25 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Ohio Could See More Federal Support For Manufacturing

President Obama is taking his message on how to boost manufacturing in the the US on the road Wednesday. As Emily McCord reports for WYSO, the President’s plans to invest in the manufacturing sector could help Ohio’s economy.

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The Economy & Business
12:06 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Honda Will Build Hybrid Accord in Ohio

Honda says it will start building a new hybrid Accord sedan at its plant in central Ohio this year. 

The auto maker announced today that it will invest 23 million dollars and add around 50 new jobs at the Marysville plant to build the 2014 Accord hybrid sedan.  The car will be the third Honda hybrid model built in North America and will go on sale nationwide this fall.

The 95,000-square-foot Marysville plant is being expanded to house assembly processes for the production of the two-motor Accord hybrid.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:17 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Survey: Manufacturing Jobs in Dayton Remain Unfilled.


A recent survey conducted by MadeInDaytonBlog.Com indicates that many manufacturing jobs in the Dayton area remain unfilled, despite large numbers of people looking for work.

The blog was started back in December as a clearinghouse for local manufacturers to communicate needs and exchange ideas.  More than a hundred companies responded to the survey and said they have jobs that have remained unfilled – and many say the disconnect between available jobs and the unemployed comes down to skills. 

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Business & Technology
6:40 am
Fri February 6, 2009

Jobs Report Shows Continued Loss in Manufacturing Sector

A report released Wednesday shows staggering numbers of jobs lost in Ohio. According to the "Jobs and Earning Trends in Ohio Counties" report, Montgomery county and the Dayton/Springfield area were hit harder than other urban area in the state.

The report shows that Montgomery County has lost 41.5% of manufactuing jobs over the past seven years. Diane Shannon is an economist for the city of Dayton, and she says this isn't exactly new news.

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