Business & Economy

Senate Democrats are firing back against a study that says Ohio’s huge number of regulations on business is hampering the state’s economic growth. One lawmaker even argues that the study is a cop out to avoid the bigger problem. 

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Ohio’s unemployment rate is at its lowest in nearly 17 years.

A jobs report released Friday says Ohio’s jobless rate fell to 4.5 percent in February. That’s the state’s lowest official unemployment rate since August 2001.

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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.

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The Short North Food Hall offers five different restaurants where you can grab food, place it on a tray, and take it back to your table with a cocktail. Just don’t call it a cafeteria.

The largest business group in the state has put together a free online toolkit for any employer who’s dealing with opioid problems in the workplace – showing just how serious the epidemic is to businesses in Ohio.

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A juggler, an urban beekeeper and a man who sees modern decor in a tattered Goodyear sign – these are three of the more than 100 small businesses in Akron and Warren getting intensive training from eBay.

As part of the company’s first Retail Revival, these uber-local businesses hope to market themselves on a global scale.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich is sounding off about a report over the weekend saying that his job creation record for the last two years is only slightly better than that of his Democratic predecessor, Ted Strickland.

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A petrochemical company from Thailand that has already invested $100 million in a facility in eastern Ohio is considering making an even bigger investment. But it’s not a done deal.

Whirlpool

Manufacturers who make products with steel and aluminum are expected to see their costs rise after the President's tariff goes into effect. But Whirlpool Corporation, which makes washing machines at a plant in Clyde, may come out clean. 

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