Trends Turn More Positive for Ohio’s Smaller and Mid-Sized Manufacturing Cities

There’s some positive news for Ohio’s smaller and mid-sized manufacturing communities in a report by the Greater Ohio Policy Center. The organization’s research shows the state’s “legacy cities” — industrial cities with populations greater than 20,000 in or near metro areas — are losing population at a much slower rate than during the six-year period following the Great Recession. At the same time, these cities have experienced less unemployment and poverty, and higher per-capita incomes. 1/13/2020