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Area Unemployment Numbers Remain Steady

27 Oct , 2019  

In the most recent unemployment rate report issued through the Ohio Department of Family Services, north central Ohio’s jobless numbers remained steady. As for the entire state, Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in September 2019, up from 4.1 percent in August. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 1,500 over the month, from a revised 5,592,700 in August to 5,591,200 in September 2019. Read More

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All Things Business

‘Tis The Season To Find A Holiday Job

20 Oct , 2019  

It’s that time of year when Richland County retailers gear up for what they hope will be robust holiday season sales. As we shared last year, the prediction for Mansfield/Ontario area shopping numbers for retail spending during the Christmas season was the strongest in the state with a predicted 8 percent increase. Local store owners are certainly hoping that trend continues this year. Predictions for the 2019 shopping season from the University of Cincinnati Economics Center are due out near Thanksgiving. Read More

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All About Richland

How Well Off Is Ohio? The New York Times Looks At Mansfield

13 Oct , 2019  

As the fourth Democratic debate nears at nearby Otterbein University in Westerville, the New York Times published a story on Saturday that looks at how Ohio’s economy is faring. To answer that question, the Times chose a representative city on which to focus much of its article. They chose Mansfield. Read More

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All About Richland, All Things Business

Central Ohio Unemployment Numbers Trending Down

2 Oct , 2019  

This past week, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and larger cities were released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. While the state’s rate remained steady, the rates in Richand and all adjacent counties remain substantially level from the month before. Read More

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All Things Business

Make It In North Central Ohio, Ship It To Zimbabwe Or Portugal

26 Sep , 2019  

Can a smaller sized business in Richland County actually make an impact in a global market? Could that business actually sell oversees? Ohio small businesses, including those in Richland County, have access to $457,780 in funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) to help them identify exporting opportunities. The STEP award will support various small business exporting activities to help make “Made in Ohio” more internationally known. Read More

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All Things Business

North Central Ohio Unemployment Rates Inch Up

22 Aug , 2019  

This week, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and larger cities were released. While the state’s rate remained steady, the rates in Richland and all adjacent counties increased from the month before. The unemployment rate in the city of Mansfield rose from 5.0 percent to 5.3 percent. Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in July, unchanged from June. Read More

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All About Richland

Bridges Out Of Poverty Training Coming This Week

7 Jul , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) will host writer, trainer, and consultant Phil E. Devol, program designer of Bridges out of Poverty Onsite Training. The training will encourage better communication between people in the community. This will be supported by the strategies and language that is used to successfully bridge the gap between the economic classes. Read More

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All Things Business

Area Unemployment Numbers Remain Steady

27 Jun , 2019  

When the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released its monthly employment numbers for Ohio for May, the news was good both statewide and locally. Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May 2019, down from a revised 4.2 percent in April. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 3,900 over the month, from a revised 5,597,500 in April to 5,593,600 in May 2019. Read More

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All About Richland

Ontario Walmart Renovation Now Underway

5 Jun , 2019  

In April, we shared news that Walmart has announced its intention to spend over $80 million to remodel stores in 14 Ohio communities. That plan included the location on Lexington-Springmill Road in Ontario. That renovation project is now taking place. Read More

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All Things Business

Regional Economic Forum To Be Held At Snow Trails

31 May , 2019  

It’s time for the Regional Economic Forum hosted by the Richland Area and Knox County Chambers of Commerce and others. In this informative and interactive session held on Friday, June 7 at Snow Trails, 3100 Possum Run Road, you’ll hear from Kaz Unalan, Director of Tax & Business Advisory Services for CBQ Holdings LLC; Carl Fernyak, Founder of RichlandSource.com; Alex Wright, COO of Ariel Corporation; and J.P. Nauseef, President and Chief Investment Officer from JobsOhio. Read More

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Schools

Analysis: OSU Has $15.2 Billion Impact On Ohio; Mansfield Campus Has $54.7 Million Impact

20 May , 2019  

President Michael V. Drake announced last Wednesday at the Columbus Metropolitan Club the findings of a new economic impact analysis showing that The Ohio State University generates $15.2 billion annually in economic impact for the state of Ohio – which equates to more than $1.735 million in economic impact every hour. Ohio State’s research enterprise, medical complex, construction projects, athletics events and status as Ohio’s fourth-largest employer combined in Fiscal Year 2018 to support more than 123,000 jobs across Ohio. Putting that in context: One in every 57 jobs in the state is directly or indirectly supported or sustained by the university. Read More

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All Things Business

Gorman-Rupp Reports On First Quarter Financial Results

26 Apr , 2019  

The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE:GRC) has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. First Quarter 2019 Highlights
  • First quarter earnings per share were $0.28 compared to $0.37 per share for the first quarter of 2018
  • Net sales increased 0.3% or $0.3 million compared to the first quarter of 2018
  • Incoming orders increased 9.8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018
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All Things Business

New Site To Promote Opportunity Zone Investment In Ohio, Mansfield

26 Apr , 2019  

On Wednesday, during the Ohio Opportunity Zones Showcase hosted by the Ohio Development Services Agency, OpportunityZones.Ohio.Gov was unveiled. The new marketing platform allows Ohio’s 320 Opportunity Zones to share details on areas of their communities with high potential for new investment, development, and job creation. Read More

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All About Richland

We’re Growing! Richland Gains Population For First Time This Decade

21 Apr , 2019  

When the US Census Bureau released 2018 county population estimates this week, the figures showed that a trend taking place over the last decade may have reversed itself. Richland County showed a population gain for the first time since the 2010 census. Read More

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