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Ohio Manufacturing in 2019

I recently had the opportunity to attend a reveal of research titled “The State of Ohio Manufacturing in 2019.” The reveal was hosted by the FASTLANE MEP office in Dayton and presented by Ned Hill from the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. This research is conducted annually by the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). A free copy

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Import Exposure – Northeast Indiana

In late February, a team from GLTAAC visited the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (the Partnership) LEDO Council and presented information regarding local import exposure and resources for manufacturers who are struggling to compete with imports. GLTAAC manages the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program for companies located in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. We track high import exposure industries in our region to

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Import Exposure Status Updated Monthly

Monthly Import Exposure Status Now Online The Great Lakes TAAC has long tracked and analyzed U.S. imports and the potential import exposure on manufacturers in our region (Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio).  However, we’ve recently improved this information and are now going to make it available on our website.  GLTAAC will post monthly updates, as the import data are released. At

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Attracting and Retaining Skilled Labor

Attract and Retain Skilled Labor The U.S. economy added 13,000 manufacturing jobs in January, and employment in the sector has been growing since the end of the Great Recession. That’s good news, but this positive trend does pose a challenge to manufacturers that need more skilled workers. In fact, in a recent survey, 52% of manufacturers identified finding skilled labor

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