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Newspaper: Half of companies awarded job-creation awards failed to bring promised positions
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:18 PM EDT
A newspaper investigation of Ohio's public job-creation efforts has found companies receiving state money failed to bring thousands of promised positions.
About half the companies receiving grants failed to create the jobs to which they committed, the newspaper reported.
The issues spanned the administrations of Govs. Ted Strickland and John Kasich (KAY'-sik).
Development Director David Goodman told the newspaper Ohio overhauled how it tracks job-creation awards last fall and he believes "we make better investments than we ever have."
Key Ohio job-creation duties have now migrated to the private nonprofit JobsOhio.
Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/