Economist Ned Hill on Ohio Manufacturing

Dr. Edward “Ned” Hill, who teaches economic development policy, public policy and public finance in both the Glenn College and the City and Regional Planning section in The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering’s Knowlton School of Architecture, was featured in Capitol Letter by

In the brief piece, Hill said this about Ohio manufacturing: “Ohio’s a manufacturing state. It’s 17 percent of employment, 19 or 20 percent of GDP… Our productivity rates are growing like crazy and I think we do it very well. But manufacturing like any industry, I don’t want straight out subsidies going into it. … So (it’s important for the state provide a) trained labor force, competitive energy markets, technical assistance to small and mid-sized firms.”

Hill is a good friend of the OMA and a past-recipient of OMA’s Legacy Award for his volunteer efforts in support of Ohio manufacturing. He also enjoys building wooden boats. 2/22/2018