Once every decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States. The decennial census has been conducted since 1790, and constitutionally mandates the count of our population and households. The next census occurs in April 2020.
The census is the basis for redistricting and reapportioning the number of representatives in U.S. Congress. The population count helps decide where new schools and hospitals are needed and where to add public safety resources. It determines how the federal government will distribute more than $675 billion dollars to state and local communities. Businesses use the census data to decide where to build factories, offices, and stores, while real estate developers and city planners use the information to plan homes and improve neighborhoods.
Ohio is a “powerhouse” in the national aerospace and defense industry, with Dayton as a key player in this effort.
That’s the view from Joe Zeis, aerospace and defense advisor for the state of Ohio. He elaborated on this outlook at the Dayton Business Journal Aerospace and Defense Forum Oct. 10, serving as a panelist alongside Col. Parker Wright, commander of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; Timothy Sakulich, director of materials and manufacturing directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory; and Angela Fronista, president and CEO of BTAS.
Team NEO recently release a report on how the Northeast Ohio economy has changed since the Great Recession, which began in 2007 and ended a decade ago. Overall, the findings unveiled that Northeast Ohio’s regional economy has steadily added jobs, has seen an uptick in productivity and shown an increase in diversifying sectors such as health care and headquarters.
Many revolutionary ideas are being created by startup companies. In order to capture these ideas, the U.S. Air Force is seeking more collaboration with small businesses toward national security challenges.
Two leaders in the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA) region have been selected to represent Ohio as members of the inaugural class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a comprehensive regional leadership program developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission in partnership with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy; Tuskegee University; and Collective Impact.