JobsOhio Claims Credit For 21 Thouand New Positions
Ohio's semi-private economic development entity reports it created more than 21 thousand jobs last year. Republicans controlling state government say government does not create jobs, but a JobsOhio report says it landed 286 projects, and 6.1 billion dollars in capital investment by companies locating and expanding in the state. But JobsOhio reported a downturn in the number of jobs retained by working with existing companies to upgrade or expand their operations. The number of jobs retained fell by more than 18 thousand to over 52 thousand. That leaves the combined jobs created and retained over 73 thousand,a 17 percent decline from 2013.