One in ten Ohioans receives food stamps; obviously a signal of tough times.
It is also obvious that if we want to bring back the state economy, we need an enormous state tax increase. That will be just the stimulus this area needs to bring jobs back to Ohio. Along with the tax increase, we also need some serious business regulations; like they have over there in France (or Michigan).
For instance, if Ohio shortens the required work week to 32 hours, that means employers will have to hire more employees to do the work that was done with the previous workforce.
Let's not forget things like mandatory health coverage, vacation pay, another increase in the minimum wage, mandatory union membership, etc.; those things are sure to bring about an ample supply of jobs to the area.
If we can just create an environment in this state where employers are forced to pay more to their employees, we'll solve this whole dilemma.