Monday, May 13, 2013
Not a surprise if you're from Ohio
Dayton, Cincinnati, and Cleveland have all lost workers since 2007. Out of the 5 biggest metro areas only Columbus has seen an increase in workers. This is not a surprise at all if you are from Ohio like myself.
Coupled with the fact that young people are having a hard time starting their careers, politicians in charge of Dayton, Cincinnati, and Cleveland have their work cut out for them if they want to turn these places around. Why would any young person stay in these areas and start a life?
The metro areas of Ohio seem to have everything working against them: bad government, bad weather, and a decline in major employers with little hope in sight. It is going to take something truly miraculous to turn these cities around.