Happy Anniversary?

- July 21, 2014

In this eNews: Friday Forum at the City Club is this week; stable unemployment, but Ohio still far short of lost jobs; LeBron James back in town and in the news with Policy Matters; and our staffers weigh in on jobs and Ohio’s future in the press.

See You Friday! – Time to get our economy working again…. for all of us.  Amy Hanauer delivers the Friday Forum talk this week at the City Club.  July 25th at noon.  Register now.

Happy Anniversary? – It’s been five years since the recession was dubbed “over,” but Ohio jobs still lag pre-recession levels by 112,800.  Twelve thousand new jobs in June is a start, but we’ve got a long climb ahead.

Welcome home LeBron –  We would love to claim a connection between the return of King James and the work of Policy Matters. This commentator for the Guardian found one!

Also in the News – Diversity, public services, transit infrastructure and great schools: that’s director Amy Hanauer’s vision for a stronger Ohio, featured in Shaker Life Magazine this summer. Energy researcher Amanda Woodrum worries that fracking jobs are the new migrant labor in this Midwest Energy News article.  Amy discusses solutions to our ailing economy in this Plain Dealer guest editorial, a teaser for – don’t forget it – that City Club talk this Friday.


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