Columbus Dispatch: Ohio’s jobless rate falls to 4.4%, lowest since 2001
JobsOhio names new board chairman
Ohio’s jobless rate dropped to an 18-year low last month even as the closing of General Motors’ plant in northeastern Ohio took a toll on the state’s manufacturing sector.
The unemployment rate dipped to 4.4% in March, the lowest since August 2001, according to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services figures released Friday. The rate was 4.6% in February.
The state’s unemployment rate has been below 5% since September 2017 and has hovered around 4.6% for much of the past year. Initial reports actually had shown that the rate in April 2018 was even lower, 4.3%, but that figure was later revised to 4.6%.
Pat Tiberi's Columbus Dispatch Guest Column: Ohio CEOs see opportunity in changing workplace
JobsOhio, the state’s private economic development corporation, has a new board leader.
Robert Smith, partner and Cleveland market leader for Cerity Partners LLC, has been named chairman of the organization's board. Cerity Partners is a financial services firm.
“I am excited to welcome Robert C. Smith as the new Chairman of the JobsOhio Board of Directors," said J.P. Nauseef, president and chief investment officer for JobsOhio."
Columbus CEO: Gene therapy, inventions at Nationwide Children’s Hospital spurring spinoffs
Shortly after I was named president and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable, I asked our CEO members to list their most pressing concerns with Ohio’s economy. While economic development and taxes remain high priorities for Ohio’s business leaders, workforce development is now firmly entrenched as a top-of-mind concern.
Simply put, Ohio’s employers cannot find the workers with the necessary skill sets to fill the jobs of today, and our education system — K-12 and post-secondary — appears to be ill-prepared to equip students with the skills they’ll need for the jobs of tomorrow.
Ohio Business Roundtable Supports Gas Tax Increase
For most central Ohioans, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is where they take their kids when accidents happen or disease strikes. Few realize that within its growing footprint, researchers are finding ways to combat illness and are sharing those finds with the world through Matt McFarland’s office.
McFarland heads up the hospital’s Office of Technology Commercialization, created in 2008 to help transfer researchers’ innovations to startup or existing companies for commercialization.
Site Selection Magazine: Marathon Runs the Race to Win in Findlay, Ohio; Its CEO Explains Why
On behalf of the Ohio Business Roundtable Executive Committee, President and CEO Pat Tiberi released the following statement today in connection with H.B. 62, the biennial transportation budget, now under consideration in the Ohio Senate:
“The Ohio Business Roundtable supports an increase in the gasoline tax for the purpose of maintaining and improving roads, highways and bridges in Ohio. Clearly the existing tax, last raised in 2005, is insufficient to keep up with inflation in the cost of repairs and construction. In addition, in order to provide parity, we believe it is important that gasoline and diesel fuel are taxed the same, and alternative vehicles contribute their fair share.
Dayton Business Journal: Local leaders celebrate Dayton's new statehouse ties
Gary R. Heminger is Chairman and CEO of Marathon Petroleum, headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. Heminger now leads the country’s biggest refiner by volume, as a result of Marathon’s acquisition last year of its former rival, Andeavor. The Findlay native, who rose steadily through Marathon’s ranks after joining in 1975, spoke in late February with Site Selection Senior Editor Gary Daughters about his hometown and his Fortune 25 company. The version below has lightly edited for clarity.
PRESS RELEASE: Governor DeWine, JobsOhio Name J.P. Nauseef Next President of JobsOhio
Local government officials and business leaders are celebrating the new Dayton-to-Columbus connection.
Both Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted have Dayton ties, as does J.P. Nauseef, the new leader of JobsOhio. Plus, Joe Zeis has been selected to serve as senior advisor for aerospace and defense, a new cabinet position DeWine created to focus on the state's military and aerospace installations. In addition, Dayton native Ronald Todd II is the cabinet's new minority affairs liaison.
At the very least, the Dayton region will be top of mind for many of these new leaders.
The Hill Opinion Column: Americans continue their march to low-tax states
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Governor Mike DeWine today joined the Board of Directors of JobsOhio in announcing that J.P. Nauseef has been selected as the next president and chief investment officer of JobsOhio.
The JobsOhio board has completed its search process for the organization’s next president and chief investment officer. Last year, the board engaged executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to assist with the process.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Appoints Tim Robinson as CEO
The United States Census Bureau released its annual state-by-state population estimates for 2018 in late December. It highlights migration trends across the states and sketches a picture of looming political changes that will take place after the complete census of 2020.
Dayton Daily News: Ex-colonel from Dayton area named to new state-level military cabinet position
Nationwide Children’s Release: The Board of Directors of Nationwide Children’s Hospital has announced Tim Robinson, the organization’s current executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer, as the new chief executive officer of Nationwide Children's, effective July 1, 2019.
The Lima News: DeWine tours JSMC
Retired Air Force colonel Joseph Zeis Jr. will take a newly created post in the DeWine administration to protect and position Ohio’s military installations and assets, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday at the Dayton Development Coalition’s annual meeting.
WSJ Op-Ed: Tax Reform is Covering Its Costs
Gov. Mike DeWine made his first official visit as governor to Joint Systems Manufacturing Center on Wednesday, during which he announced the appointment of retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph Zeis Jr. as senior advisor for aerospace and defense, a new position.
OBRT Continues to Drill Down, Collaborate on Workforce Development
Is the 2017 tax reform paying for itself? It’s a complicated question, but the critics have made up their minds. Outlets like the Tax Policy Center claim the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has diminished federal revenue rather than increase it as some supporters predicted. Other skeptics lament surging government deficits and debt. Some point to last year’s brief economic spurt as evidence of the law’s failure to drive long-term growth. Even if one accepts these arguments, none of them offers a conclusion about whether the tax cut was worth its cost.
Pat Tiberi Delivers The Ohio State University Autumn Commencement Address
In November, the Ohio Business Roundtable joined the national Business Roundtable and OBRT member companies AEP and Accenture, among others, to launch a new collaboration called the Workforce Partnership Initiative to tackle workforce development issues in the Ohio region.
Pat Tiberi Espouses the Virtues of Capitalism and Free Markets at City Club Cleveland
On Sunday, December 16, Ohio State alum and former TBDBITL member Pat Tiberi delivered The Ohio State University Autumn Commencement Address to a record-breaking Autumn Commencement 3,754 graduates, their families and friends, and University officials.
Ohio Business Roundtable Holds Its Annual Meeting
On November 16, Pat Tiberi spoke at the historic City Club Cleveland where he talked about workforce development, opportunity zones, and the virtues and accomplishments of capitalism.
Columbus Dispatch -- Pat Tiberi Column: Opportunity zones can revive struggling neighborhoods
On November 27, CEOs from across Ohio met in Columbus at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) for the Roundtable's annual meeting. Upon the conclusion of official business, members were treated to workforce best practice presentations from Owens Corning CEO Mike Thaman and UC President Neville Pinto.
Stephen D. Steinour: Different is beautiful: Stand up to bigotry
The Great Recession of 2007-2009 was brutally tough on Ohio. During this two-year period, Ohio saw hundreds of thousands of jobs lost, thousands of businesses shuttered, 10 percent unemployment and entire communities devastated.
Like many, I remain deeply disturbed by the horrific events of last week. On Oct. 22, the first of at least 14 explosive packages were discovered at the homes and offices of prominent political leaders and activists who were targeted because of their beliefs.