Greater Cleveland is primed for a post-COVID growth spurt - if it prepares
Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 28 | 2021. Brent Larkin.
Capitol Insider: Columbus statue at Statehouse will reman in place for now, board decides
Columbus Dispatch, February 26 | 2021. Darrel Rowland.
Biden puts a twist on 'America First' even as he loves to unravel Trump's foreign policy
USA Today, February 25 | 2021. Deirdre Shesgreen and Kim Hjelmgaard.
Has COVID-19 turned people away from living in Columbus' urban core? It looks like it.
Columbus Dispatch, February 15 | 2021. Mark Fernenchik.
Should State Utility Regulators Be Elected Or Selected? There's A New Effort To Effort To Elect Ohio Utility Regulators
Ohio Capital News Bureau, January 20 | 2021. Karen Kasler.
DeWine rejects list of nominees for Ohio utility commission
Associated Press, January 20 | 2021. Julie Carr Smyth and Mark Gillispie.
Fix for troubled Ohio energy law coming down to the wire: Former PUCO commissioners call for changes
Dayton Daily News, December 22 | 2020. Laura A. Bischoff.
Crain's Cleveland Look Back: Cavs make leap from laughingstock to champs
Crain's Cleveland Business, November 1 | 2020. Kevin Kleps.
A Tale of Two Cities: US COVID-19 economy delivers luxury houses for some, evictions for others
Reuters, October 31 | 2020. Michelle Conlin.
Inside Trump's wildly exaggerated 'help' for black voters
Raw Story, October 11 | 2020. Terry H. Schwadron.
Steel tariffs are bringing job losses to the Midwest
Crain's Cleveland Business, October 9 | 2020. Scott Suttell.
Trump steel tariffs bring job losses to swing state Michigan
Reuters, October 9 | 2020. Rajesh Kumar Singhh.
How Ohio corruption hurts Fremont: Criminal charges in Columbus keep investors away
Fremont News Messenger, September 29 | 2020. John Damshroder.
The Surprisingly Limited Success of Trump’s Signature Anti-Poverty Program
Politico, September 29 | 2020. Erick Trickey.
FirstEnergy, caught up in FBI investigation, used its ‘political might’ to pressure the Ohio Statehouse
Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 27 | 2020. John Caniglia.
GCP not supporting Cuyahoga County Public Library levy frustrates some backers
Crain's Cleveland Business, August 23 | 2020. Jay Miller.
Newsmakers: Building a better regional economy
Crain's Cleveland Business, August 14 | 2020. Jay Miler.
Criminal charges against Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder echo past pay-to-play allegations
Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 28 | 2020. Sabrina Eaton.
Illinois and Ohio Bribery Scandals Show the Perils of Mixing Utilities and Politics
Inside Climate News, July 26 | 2020. Dan Gearino.
Meet the utility CEO at the center of an alleged $60M bribe
E&E News, July 24 | 2020. Benjamin Storrow.
Why didn't the FBI shut it down? Feds needed time to build stronger case vs. Householder
Plain Dealer, July 24 | 2020. John Caniglia.
Lawmakers call for repeal of HB6 and for House Speaker to step down
ABC 6 WTTE Columbus News, July 22 | 2020. Lu Stoia.
FirstEnergy was relentless in quest to have Ohio legislature bail out the utility’s nuclear plants
Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 22 | 2020. Peter Krouse.
Ohio Speaker, associates accused of using $61m in 'dark money' to get energy bailout bill passed
TV News 5, ABC, Cleveland, July 21 | 2020. Ian Cross.
‘Power player’ Joe Roman’s retirement from Greater Cleveland Partnership signals another end for old guard civic leaders
Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 5 | 2020. Eric Helsig.
Why there’s little sunshine on many economic development deals in Florida—and beyond
WUFT, Public Radio, Florida, July 1 | 2020. Sabrian Conza.
What will manufacturing look like as companies start to reopen?
NPR, Marketplace Morning Report, May 27 | 2020. Mitchell Hartman.
Ohio policies cushion the pandemic’s impact on electric utilities
Energy News Network, May 15 | 2020. Kathiann M. Kowalski.
With Ohio bailout law secured, FirstEnergy Solutions successor moves to increase share buybacks by $300 million
Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 12 | 2020. Andrew J. Tobias.
Costs add up as colleges work to meet safety, academic needs
Crain's Cleveland Business, May 10 | 2020. Rachel Abey Mccafferty.
Coronavirus in Columbus - The Cost of the Crisis,
Columbus Monthly, April 28 | 2020. Steve Wartenberg.
Ohio coronavirus cases near 16,000 as 728 die from virus
ABC6 Columbus, April 26 | 2020. Tom Bosco.
Governor DeWine's plan to reopen Ohio businesses might not be the news they want to hear
ABC6 Columbus, April 25 | 2020. Tom Bosco.
Michael Douglas: With tariffs, it’s a matter of time
Akron Beacon Journal, March 9 | 2019. Michael Douglas.
Trump Tariffs-Steel Industry
Associated Press, March 6 | 2018. Paul Wiseman.
How American steelmakers have survived- without Trump's help
The Washington Post, March 6 | 2018. Steven Mufson and Andrew Van Dam.
Economist Ned Hill Looks At Potential Impacts Of Tariffs On Steel-Producing States
All Things Considered (NPR), March 2 | 2018. Ari Shapiro.
Study: Solid economic growth yet to drive up pay broadly in Ohio
Columbus Dispatch, September 2 | 2018. Mark Ferenchik and Rita Price.
Steelworkers Demand Higher Wages as Tariffs Boost Profits
Bloomberg Law, Daily Labor Report, August 30 | 2018. Andrew Wallender.
Does Columbus' new Seattle flight mean a better chance for Amazon's HQ2?
TV28 in Columbus, August 29 | 2018. Geoffrey Redick.
Interviewon the BusinessWeekstory on Amazon’s electric rate subsidies
KCBS News Radio San Francisco, August 21 | 2018.
Amazon Isn’t Paying Its Electric Bills; You Might Be: The company’s rate discounts have pushed up utility costs for everyone else
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, August 20 | 2018. Mya Frazier.
The Finance 202: Trump tariffs could drive U.S. factories overseas
Washington Post, August 2 | 2018. Tory Newmyer.
Trump's own tariffs make it harder to rebuild infrastructure
Santa Fe New Mexican and others, Associated Press, July 30 | 2018. David A. Lieb.
Tariffs on steel are wrong approach to reviving industry
Columbus Dispatch, July 7 | 2018.
Analysts doubt tariffs will level playing field for US steel companies
Dayton Daily News, July 2 | 2018. Reprinted: Beacon Journal, Dispatch on July 4 | 2018
Trump's Aluminum Tariffs Leave Craft Brewers With The Tab
WOSU, Public radio, July 2 | 2018. Michael Lee.
Tax cuts, 232 dash infrastructure hopes
American Metal Market, June 21 | 2018. Dom Yanchun.
Northeast Ohio lacks vision, clear economic plan, some leaders say
Cleveland Palin Dealer, June 8 | 2018. Michelle Jarboe.
Not Yet A War, But Ohio Seeing Tariff Effects Of 'Trade Skirmish'
WCPN, public radio Cleveland, June 1 | 2018. Tony Ganzer.
Trump imposes steel, aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies and Europe plans to retaliate
USA Today, June 1 | 2018. John Fritze.
Ohio diverts money from coal mine cleanup fund as risk of closures rises
Midwest Energy News, May 29 | 2018. Mark Olalde.
Columbus' chances improve in race to attract Amazon HQ2
Columbus ABC TV-6, May 18 | 2018. Tom Bosco.
A National Party Convention in San Antonio Could Result in Economic Wins
Rivard Report, April 26 | 2018. Shari Biediger.
In Mexico's own Motor City, billion-dollar investments but also fear of Trump's trade moves
Los Angeles Times, April 23 | 2018. Marc Vartabedian.
Once More for the Land
Crain’s Cleveland Business, April 15 | 2018. Kevin Kleps.
Ramco continues growth with recent acquisition
Crain’s Cleveland Business, April 15 | 2018. Dan Shingler
Tariffs Lift Hopes for Jobs in American Mill Towns
New York Times, March 6 | 2018. Paul Wiseman
How American steelmakers have survived — without Trump’s help
Washington Post, March 6 | 2018. Steven Mufson and Andrew Van Dam
Elliot: Would trade war affect golf courses?
Daily Iowan, March 6 | 2108. Beau Elliot
Economist Ned Hill Looks At Potential Impacts Of Tariffs On Steel-Producing States
National Public Radio, All Things Considered. March 3 | 2018. Ari Shapiro
Trump may prosper from tariffs even if this faded port town doesn’t
Washington Post, March 2 | 2018. David J. Lynch
The Economics of Arming America’s Schools
Washington Post, February 22 | 2018. Philip Bump
Cleveland.com, Feb 22 | 2018
A five question interview with Ned Hill reveals his perspective on Ohio manufacturing and its relationship with current politics and policies.
Ohio farms, businesses fear worst if NAFTA scrapped
Columbus Dispatch, February 4 | 2018. Jack Torry
BBC Story from Ohio has Lessons for U.S. Policy Makers.
Immigration Blog, February 1 | 2018. Jerry Kramer
State of the Union: Live from Louisville.
BBC Radio, January 30 | 2018. Fergus Nicoll
The State of the Union (Report on Ohio)
BBC Radio, January 30 | 2018. Fergus Nicoll
OCC, OSU Economist Slam Electric Security Plans, Praise HB247
Hannah Report, January 23 | 2018
Big growth comes from little trailers at nüCamp RV
Crains Cleveland Business, January 21 | 2018. Dan Shingler
Regulatory ruling leaves energy companies wondering what future holds
Toledo Blade, January 12 | 2018. John Chavez
Professor Characterizes SB155 as 'Lemon Socialism'
Hannah Report, January 11 | 2018
Opponents say Senate bill would raise DP&L rates
Dayton Daily News, January 11 | 2018. Tom Gnau
Ohio Senate candidate calls for ‘equalization fund’ to help rural areas fight opioid abuse, boost employment.
WCMH-TV, Channel 4 News, January 3 | 2018
Thai Company Again Delays FID for Ohio Cracker, Telling Public to Stay Tuned in 2018
NGI Shale Daily, December 22 | 2017. Jamison Cocklin
How Did Ohio's Most Liberal City End Up With Its Most Conservative Congressman?
Ohio Public Radio: WKSU, December 20 | 2017. Schultz, M. L.
Snakes, Ducks and Toilet Bowls: How Does Ohio Shape Its Congressional Districts?
Ohio Public Radio: WKSU, December 19 | 2017. Bhatia, Kabir
Summit County Has Four Congressional Districts But Not a Member of Congress to Call Its Own
Ohio Public Radio: WKSU, December 18 | 2017. Mark Arehart
A look at “Manufacturing 5.0"
Crain’s Cleveland Business, November 11 | 2017. Rachel Abbey McCafferty
Ohio legislators say gerrymandering needs to be fixed, but will they act? - Out of Line: Impact 2017 and Beyond
Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 2 | 2017
With Amazon Looming, What Is the Future of Retail in Akron
Ohio Public Radio: WKSU, October 30 | 2017. Kabir Bhatia
Honda by the Numbers
IndustryWeek, Oct 24 | 2017
In part 3 of his One-Handed Economist series, "What Is Your Value Proposition?" Ned Hill examines how Honda’s obsession with metrics is reflected in an effective mission statement — and how superior performance results.
To read more blogs from the series, please visit http://nedhillonehandedeconomist.com/
Professor: Innovation will change the future of working and living in Columbus
Ohio State University Press Office, July 28 | 2017
Softening vehicle sales, rising automation halt growth in Ohio’s auto jobs
Columbus Dispatch, July 23 | 2017. Dan Gearino and Mark Williams
Ohio decision could put more ratepayers on the hook for old cleanup costs
MidWest Energy News, July 7 | 2017. Kathiann M. Kowalski
Williams touts northeast supply project
Natural Gas Intelligence, June 7 | 2017
What is Industry 4.0?
NetworkWorld and ITWorld, June 5 | 2017. Allen Bernard
Survival of an airport: Where does CAK stand in the bigger picture?
Canton Suburbanite, May 26 | 2017. Brian Lisik
The Men who Take “Women’s” Jobs
The Atlantic, May 15 | 2017. Alana Semuels
Can the Ohio legislature offer a real gerrymandering fix? 4 tests to apply - Out of Line: Impact 2017 and Beyond
Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 5 | 2017. Rich Exner
Democrats Don’t Have an Easy Answer for the Rust Belt
The Atlantic, Nov 25 | 2016
The biggest problem Democrats face now, and will face in the future, is that there are no simple solutions to the economic crisis in the Rust Belt. Ned Hill says that one way to create jobs in the Rust Belt is to bolster apprenticeship programs so that unskilled workers can get trained in some of the hundreds of thousands of jobs now going unfilled.
Many Trump Foes Eager to See Him Act on NAFTA, But Economists Warn Against Protectionism
Tom Troy, Toledo Blade, Nov 20 | 2016, Renegotiating NAFTA
Many economists see NAFTA as a scapegoat for job losses that have more to do with efficiencies, such as robotics and obsolete plants being closed. Ned Hill, professor of public affairs and city and regional planning at Ohio State University, said a withdrawal from NAFTA will drive business to Vietnam and Thailand because of the need for low-cost labor. “If their goal is to raise trade barriers to any country that has a labor cost advantage over the U.S., two things are going to happen: There’s going to be a trade war and the American consumer is going to revolt” because of the suddenly high cost of products, he said. And the manufacturers in the United States who export to Canada, Mexico, and China — Ohio’s three biggest export customers — will suffer.
"Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate"
John Funk, Plain Dealer, November 17 | 2016:
Ned Hill offers some thoughts on what's next in manufacturing.
Rachel Abbey McCafferty, Nov. 16 | 2016.
"Factory Towns Felt Left Behind by Clinton, says Ohio State Manufacturing Economist"
Thom Knox Columbus Business First, Nov 9 | 2016
Will Trump’s victory be good for Ohio businesses?
Mark Williams and Dan Gearing, Nov 9 | 2016
It all depends “The single-most-important thing is the future of NAFTA and the future of the North American trading bloc, because that’s enormously important for Ohio,” said Ned Hill, an Ohio State University economist. Hill cites Honda as an example of a major employer that stands to lose if Trump follows through on his talk about trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement. Honda has assembly plants in Marysville and East Liberty, and it also has factories in Mexico and Canada. A Honda spokesman had no comment. Hill’s larger worry is that Trump does not seem to have a clear economic worldview. That leaves companies guessing about his priorities.