Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Op-Ed: Ohio is literally moving in the wrong direction

According to United Van Lines 2017 National Movers Study, Ohio ranked No. 7 nationally for the most out-of-state moves. And an Atlas report shows that for the 10th consecutive year, more people are moving out of Ohio than into Ohio.

Ohio is literally moving in the wrong direction!

While we have come to expect this reality, it is a trend Ohio should not just accept and illustrates why Ohio needs better policies that will grow the economy and increase jobs.
According to economist and UCLA professor Michael Stoll:

"This year's data reflects longer-term trends of movement to the western and southern states, especially to those where housing costs are relatively lower, climates are more temperate, and job growth has been at or above the national average, among other factors."

This should not be surprising. Ohio's job growth has typically been below the national average in both good and bad times for much of the past half century. While the state has certainly climbed out of the deep job loss pit it fell into during the Great Recession, it still has yet to fully recover........To Read More....


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