Media

On the Money, a Hannah News Service publication

This recurring feature by Bill LaFayette discusses different aspects of the Ohio economy.  All but the three most recent articles are posted, with permission.

August 8, 2014: Statewide and Regional Employment Growth in Ohio

June 13, 2014: Ohio’s Entrepreneurship Problem

April 11, 2014: New Employment Estimates for Ohio and Its Metro Areas

February 14, 2014: Ohio Manufacturing Update

November 8, 2013:  Ohio’s Agricultural Economy

September 13, 2013:  Ohio in the Recovery

June 14, 2013:  Ohio’s Residential Real Estate Markets

April 5, 2013:  New Insights into Ohio’s Metropolitan Areas

February 8, 2013:  Healthcare Employment in Ohio

December 7, 2012:  Manufacturing in Ohio

October 12, 2012:  Ohio’s Smaller Urban and Rural Areas

August 10, 2012:  Ohio Employment Growth in the Recovery

Regionomics Columbus Economic Forecast

Bill LaFayette has issued an annual forecast for the Central Ohio economy annually since 2000, first on behalf of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and now independently.

2016 Regionomics Columbus Economic Forecast

2015 Regionomics Columbus Economic Forecast

2014 Regionomics Columbus Economic Forecast

2013 Regionomics Columbus Economic Forecast

2012 Regionomics Columbus Economic Forecast

Recent Media Featuring Bill LaFayette, Ph.D.

Tom Knox, “Special Report: Made in Central Ohio – The Changing Face of Manufacturing,” Columbus Business First, August 1, 2014.

Mark Williams, ”June Jobless Rate Climbs to 4.8% in Central Ohio,” The Columbus Dispatch, July 23, 2014.

Paula Christian, “Ohio Still Creeping Back from Recession,” Columbus Business First, July 17, 2014.

Paula Christian, Diverse Economy Helps Columbus Area, but Brutal Winter Chilled Jobs Growth,” July 11, 2014.

Evan Weese, “Columbus Region Faces Big Challenge at Luring Overseas Job Creators,” Columbus Business First, June 27, 2014.

Jennifer Smith Richards, “Hispanics Lead Population Growth in Ohio,” The Columbus Dispatch, June 26, 2014.

Sam Hendren, “Study Says Federal Food Aid Also Feeds Local Economy and Jobs,” WOSU-FM News, June 19, 2014.

Editorial: “Slow Growth Is Troubling,” The Columbus Dispatch, June 7, 2014.

Brian Anderson, “Next Generation: Ohio Takes Proactive Approach to Recruiting,” Insurance Business America, June 7, 2014.

Tim Feran, “Could Granville Become the Next Hollywood?” The Columbus Dispatch,, May 28, 2014.

Jennifer Smith Richards, “Columbus’ Population Keeps Rising,” The Columbus Dispatch,, May 22, 2014.

Tim Feran, “Business Startups Down After Recession,” The Columbus Dispatch,, May 22, 2014.

Mark Williams, “Central Ohio Jobless Rate Hits 6-Year Low,”The Columbus Dispatch, April 23, 2014

Laura Newpoff, “Small Business Vitality Index Finds Columbus Lacking; ‘It Ought to Worry All of Us,’ Economist Says,”Columbus Business First, April 2, 2014

Jeff Bell, “Non-Tech Columbus Startups Lagging?,”Columbus CEO, April 2014

Bill Bush, “Central Ohio Hosts Population Invasion,”The Columbus Dispatch, March 27, 2014

Mark Williams, “Central Ohio Jobless Rate Falls to 5.5% in February,” The Columbus Dispatch, March 26, 2014

Mark Williams, “Revised Numbers Show Big Job Gains in Ohio’s Metro Areas,”The Columbus Dispatch, March 11, 2014

Mark Williams, “Revisions Improve Ohio Hiring Data for Two Years,”The Columbus Dispatch, March 11, 2014

Evan Weese, “Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays Shift Demand, Not Create It, Economist Says,”Columbus Business First, March 3, 2014

Columbus Metropolitan Club

The Columbus Metropolitan Club offers weekly public forums on a wide range of topics of local, state, and national interest.  Bill LaFayette has released the Columbus Economic Forecast as the first forum in January annually since 2002.  Links to the most recent forum broadcasts are below.

January 8, 2014

January 9, 2013

January 4, 2012

All Sides with Ann Fisher

All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour public-affairs talk show airing weekdays at 10am on WOSU 89.7 FM, Columbus.  Below are links to programs on which Bill LaFayette has appeared.

April 1, 2014: The Economics of Central Ohio’s Baby Boom

January 23, 2013: Economic Forecast for 2013

July 19, 2012: Reinventing the American Local Economy

January 4, 2012: Columbus Economic Forecast for the New Year

December 12, 2011: Columbus Poverty Rates

September 8, 2011: President Obama’s Jobs Speech

May 24, 2010: Economic Conditions in Columbus

January 5, 2010: Central Ohio’s Economy