Ohio economy

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland has commissioned a study of the museum’s economic impact on Northeast Ohio. The study found that tourists came, they saw, and they spent.  

Visitor spending added up to an estimated $127 million last year. Rock Hall CEO Greg Harris says they weren’t just passing by.

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The number of manufacturing jobs in Ohio has slowly ticked up in recent months, but a new report finds several trends that could undermine the future of the industry.

The report is by the left-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio. And its main message can be summed up as, “nice work, IF you can get it.” The average salary for a production job is $59,000. But the report's author, Michael Shields, says those well-paying gigs are becoming harder to get, especially for young people.

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A new report finds the veterinary industry directly contributes $2.4 billion to Ohio’s economy and contributes as much as $13 billion when indirect costs are added.

The findings by the Ohio Veterinary Medicine Association also show vet service jobs increased 15.5 percent from 2007-2015. The association’s executive director, Jack Advent, says the numbers prove that vets help more than cats and dogs in the state.

map of Cuyahoga County food deserts

Ohio congressman Tim Ryan is joining a bipartisan effort to address the problem of food deserts.

The Healthy Food Access for All Americans Act would set up a system of tax credits and grants for businesses providing healthy food options to low-income urban and rural areas.

Ryan says food deserts have a big impact on health, and that has a big impact on the economy.

New Report Finds Ohio's Economy Strengthening

Oct 4, 2017
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PNC Financial Services released its fall economic outlook report today, and it finds Ohio’s economy is strengthening.

Mekael Teshome, an economist at PNC, says even without policies that business owners anticipated following the election, the economy is still progressing.

“There has been some moderation in optimism among small-to-mid-size business owners, but overall sentiment is strong, and that tells us that Ohio’s economy should be able to maintain steady economic growth as we get into 2018.”