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Focus On Facts: 5/1/2019

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Slow Job Growth and Economic Structure in Cuyahoga County, OhioSlow Job Growth and Economic Structure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio by Dr. Robert Gleeson


In July 2019 the current U.S. economic expansion will become ten years old, plus one month. This will make it the longest U.S. economic expansion since the end of World War Two.

For counties like Cuyahoga, the prolonged national economic expansion has created favorable conditions for economic renewal after decades of painful decline and restructuring.

State and local economic development strategies in Cuyahoga County have helped many companies and workers in traditional sectors re-establish national and/or global competitiveness.

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Focus on Facts provides brief, thought-provoking information about urban policy issues based on research conducted at the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs. Our purpose is to stimulate additional discussion and debate. The series includes a “Map of the Month” as well as other formats. Questions or comments about specific topics can be addressed via email to the author(s). Questions or comments about the series of publications can be addressed to the Focus on Facts editor, Associate Dean Bob Gleeson at

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