A new study finds that buying locally could generate millions of dollars for parts of Southern Ohio, As Emily McCord reports for WYSO, it could benefit an economy still recovering after shipping company DHL left Wilmington.
Republicans have been very effective in tying the slow economy to President Obama. But in Ohio, the recovery is more noticeable than most states. At the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is urging delegates to spread that message.
Like most Democrats at the Convention, Sherrod Brown is keen to remind people that the Great Recession began under the Bush Administration. He told Ohio delegates that in George Bush’s last month in office the U.S. lost 800 thousand jobs. By 2010, Ohio’s jobless rate was 10 ½ percent.
Yesterday (8-14-12), Elected leaders from Montgomery and Greene Counties joined Congressman Mike Turner for a community forum focusing on the impact that sequestration defense cuts will have on the Dayton region. They heard testimony from local experts and business leaders about possible affects of the defense cuts, which have a growing number of people worried about their communities.
The discretionary spending cuts are part of last year’s compromise on raising the debt ceiling. Congressman Turner and members of the forum agree that if those cuts happen, it will devastate the local economy. Sequestration, unless it can be avoided, is sure to hit Wright-Patt and defense contractors hard.