Ohio Department of Development

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is ending its ties with trade offices overseas as a new semiprivate nonprofit entity prepares to take over the job creation duties of the state's Department of Development.

A spokesman for Gov. John Kasich confirmed the change Sunday.

The state says improvements in communications technology and faster travel options have decreased the need to have foreign offices.

Emily McCord speaks to Dayton Business Journal editor, Don Baker, in the week's edition of PoliticsOhio. They discuss the impact of John Kasich's election on the Dayton business community, plans for Ohio's Third Frontier Program, and Kasich's commitment to privatizing the Ohio Department of Development and what that may mean for the region.