New ProgressOhio Report: JobsOhio Unaccountable and Ineffective

May 29, 2014
By Good Jobs First


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ProgressOhio

released a report

today questioning the accountability and effectiveness of JobsOhio, the

privatized economic development agency

created by Gov. John Kasich in 2011.  The organization found that JobsOhio “exaggerated its impact, funneled state money to companies that did not create or retain the promised jobs, and has a pattern of helping companies with ties to its politically potent governing board.”

The report was released in conjunction with a discussion hosted by the American Constitution Society.    ProgressOhio Executive Director Brian Rothenberg told the event audience that “JobsOhio is secret because it is private. But we still get glimpses of the toxic mix of public money and private gain.”

Read the

full report here

.