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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Legislation to establish a national network of manufacturing hubs based on America Makes here was included in the Omnibus budget legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Saturday night. The bill is headed to President Obama’s desk.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- T. Sharon Woodberry, the city’s economic development director, will head the newly created department of community planning and economic development, Mayor John McNally announced this morning.
Woodberry has worked 14 years in the city’s economic development office at various levels. “I’ve been impressed with her work so far,” the mayor said. “I believe she’s earned the opportunity to serve in this position.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Most consumers living in traditional manufacturing states in the Midwest say they have moved on from the Great Recession and expect next year will be better economically, the third annual Huntington Bank Midwest Economic Index survey finds.
Results of the survey were released Thursday.
This year’s index found a continuation of the trend in which consumers feel positive about the year ahead. Fully half, 50%, expect the economy to be better than this year’s, compared to 49% a year ago and 45% two years ago.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A new report released Thursday provides “a lot of ammunition for those of us on Capitol Hill” to argue against unfair trade policies that U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and others say have cost the United States more than 3.2 million jobs, including 7,800 in Ryan’s district.
The report, issued by the Economic Policy Institute, found those job losses occurred between 2001, when China joined the World Trade Organization, and December 2013. That includes 2.4 million jobs in manufacturing.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --– Mayor John McNally expects to name a director for the city’s newly created office of community and economic development as soon as Friday, the mayor said Wednesday.
Combining the community development agency and economic development office was among McNally’s stated priorities when he took office nearly a year ago. In November, city voters approved a charter amendment creating the new department.
Bill D’Avignon, a city employee since 1992, has been CDA director since 2006. T. Sharon Woodberry, has been city economic development director since 2008.