2019 News Articles

Letter: Investment in transit would benefit roadways
Columbus Dispatch - 3/25/2019

This is Akron: tell us your vision of the future
Akron Beacon Journal - 3/9/2019

Public Transit Wants a Voice on Committee Considering Gas Tax Hike, Other Ideas
WVXU Radio - 2/1/2019

2018 News Articles

Letter: Small towns can be reborn with state help
Columbus Dispatch - 12/20/2018

The great divide: Many Ohio towns left behind despite strengthening economy
Columbus Dispatch - 12/16/2018

Struggling Ohio cities searching for ways to reinvent themselves
Columbus Dispatch - 12/16/2018

‘Mansfield Rising’ Plan Set To Unveil In February
WMFD - 12/13/2018

JPMorgan Chase Announces $3 Million Grant to Create Local CDFI Collaboration in Ohio’s Three Largest Cities
JPMorgan Chase & Co. - 10/3/2018

Ohio Group Offers Solutions for Transit
StreetBlog USA - 9/28/2018

Wages lag in Clark County despite other economic improvements
Springfield News Sun - 9/21/2018

How Struggling Dayton, Ohio, Reveals the Chasm Among American Cities  
ProPublica/Frontline - 9/11/2018

‘If Erie was a stock, I think everyone would be bullish’
Go Erie News - 7/26/2018

Is Ohio prepared for the 21st century opportunities?: Letter to the Editor
Cleveland.com - 7/24/2018

Middle City, USA: Akron, Ohio, looks to reinvent itself.   
City Journal - Summer 2018

AEDG CEO visits Springfield for policy conference   
Lima News - 7/11/2018

Springfield group discusses labor study, report on smaller cities
Springfield News Sun - 6/16/2018

Ohio Land Banks: Moving past the blight     
Richfield Source - 6/14/2018

(Video) In Focus Ohio: Revitalizing small Industrial towns
Spectrum News - 6/12/2018

Guest Column: Marion joins other 'reinvention cities' in advocating for policy changes
Marion Star - 6/1/2018

Mansfield vs. Hamilton: An examination of two Midwestern legacy cities
Richfield Source - 5/30/2018

Strength in numbers
Portsmouth Daily Times - 5/18/2018

Mansfield listed among reinvention cities by Greater Ohio Policy Center
Richfield Source - 5/16/2018

Scioto Foundation meeting features success stories
Portsmouth Daily Times - 4/4/2018

Land Banks in Central Ohio Restore Nearly 1,300 Properties in 5 Years
Non-Profit Quarterly 4/3/2018

Group says land banks are boosting local economy
Columbus Dispatch - 4/2/2018

Editorial: Allen County’s success in moving people off welfare deserves notice
LimaOhio.com 3/28/2018

Predatory' property investors agree to pay Cincinnati, change practices to settle lawsuit
WCPO Cincinnati - 3/28/2018

SNAP-eligible households dropped by 1,000 in last 3 years
LimaOhio.com - 3/22/2018

Columbus-Franklin County land banks report $180M in economic impact
Columbus Business First - 3/20/2018

Does Clark County need new housing to be successful?
Springfield Sun News – 1/28/18

Foreclosure lawsuits in Summit County plummet to lowest total since 2000
Akron Beacon Journal – 1/15/2018

2017 News Articles

The Plight of America's Overlooked Industrial Cities
Governing.com - 12/01/2017

Three Lessons From the Rust Belt on Growing a Healthy City
Next City - 10/11/2017

Centrality of Nonprofits as Economic Players Emerges in Study of Rust Belt Cities
Nonprofit Quarterly - 10/11/2017

Report: York City can thrive again with right plans, leaders
York Dispatch - 9/15/2017

Study highlights Lima’s workforce development efforts
Lima News - 9/8/2017

The Overlooked Cities of the Rust Belt
City Lab - 9/05/2017

State of Labor: Compared to nation, Ohio jobs grow more slowly
Dayton Daily News - 9/05/2017

Report: Lancaster city's revitalization is model for other small cities
Lancaster Online - 9/01/2017

Report Outlines Ways for Smaller Legacy Cities to Grow
Builder Magazine Online - 8/29/2017

Torey Hollingsworth: Investments in ‘legacy cities’ key to recovery
Columbus Dispatch - 8/29/2017 Author Torey Hollingsworth

Albany a post-industrial success story, study finds
Albany Times Union - 8/29/2017 Reporter Eric Anderson

How the Economy Has Changed in 24 Small Legacy Cities in the U.S.
Next City - 8/29/2017 Reporter Rachel Dovey

Report lays out strategies to revitalize smaller legacy cities
Business Insider - 8/29/2017 Reporter PR Newswire

Far from Boston, Faded Industrial Hub Grasps for Growth
Wall Street Journal - 8/9/2017 Reporter Jon Kamp

Clark County officials look for options to increase housing
Springfield News Sun - 8/5/2017 Reporter Matt Sanctis

Housing, worker retention a challenge in Clark County, leaders say
Springfield News Sun - 7/6/2017 Reporter Matt Sanctis

Hamilton ‘poster child’ for successful downtown rebirth, group says
Hamilton Journal News - 6/12/2017 Reporter Wayne Baker

The Vicious Cycle of Retail’s Decline
The Atlantic - 5/23/2017 Reporter Alana Samuels

Akron and the abatement option 
Akron Beacon Journal
 – 4/12/2017 Reporter Beacon Editorial Board

More Miami Valley Bridges In Bad Shape Without Long-Term Funding Fix
91.3 WYSO – 4/10/2017 Reporter Jess Mador

Akron mobilizes for growth
Akron Beacon Journal - 3/28/2017 Reporter Beacon Journal Editorial Board

Final housing study provides shocking statistics on where higher-paid workers live and how cheap Akron houses really are 
Akron Beacon Journal 
- 3/23/2017 Reporter Doug Livingston

Northeast Ohio continues to lose population
Akron Beacon Journal – 3/23/2017 Reporter Rick Armon

Lima, Ohio News
Lima News - 3/16/ 2017

Link Lima/Allen County was selected by the Greater Ohio Policy Center for the 2017 Catalytic Partnership Award
Lima News - 3/16/ 2017

Greater Ohio Policy Center Announces Winners of 2017 Greater Ohio Sustainable Development Awards
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce - 3/14/2017

OHFA leader gets Lifetime Achievement Award
Columbus Business First - 3/10/2017 Reporter Laura Newpoff

Good Mornings 
WFIN 1330
 - 2/21/2017 Reporter Chris Oakes

New Report Shows Which Akron Neighborhoods Are Ready -- Or Nearly Ready -- For New Housing WKSU - 2/20/2017 Reporter Kabir Bhatia

New report diagnoses Akron's ailing housing market, prescribes treatment
Akron Beacon Journal - 2/17/2017 Reporter Doug Livingston

Here's how to attract residents -- and home builders -- to Akron, report says
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 2/16/2017 Reporter Jennifer Conn

Report suggests ways Akron can grow through housing
Cleveland Crain's Business - 2/16/2016 Reporter Dan Shingler

Study finds slow recovery, blight from Great Recession
Warren Tribune Chronicle - 2/13/2017 Reporter Raymond L. Smith

Akron wants to grow from 198,000 residents to 250,000 by 2050: Here's how
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 2/6/2017 Reporter Jennifer Conn

Small Ohio Cities Continue to Struggle
Arizona Republic - 1/30/2017 Reporter Adrian Burns

Small Ohio Cities Continue to Struggle
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum - 1/30/2017 Reporter Adrian Burns

Here's how to, and how not to, rebuild America
Cincinnati Enquirer - 1/25/2017

Study: Lima showing signs of life in workforce development 
Lima News
 - 1/18/2017

Republican Party's Future Under New Chair, And Questions About Whether Ohio Is Really Facing Recession 
The State of Ohio
 (Minute 21:00) - 1/13/2017 Reporter Karen Kasler

Increasing Smalltown quality of life 
Troy Daily News
 - 1/13/2017 Reporter Bill Lutz

Big City Problems in Ohio's Small Towns
Columbus Metropolitan Club - 1/12/2017

2016 News Articles

Executive Appointments: Alison Goebel named Executive Director of Greater Ohio Policy Center
Columbus CEO - 11/15/2016 Reporter Chloe Teasley

Code enforcement struggles to bring out-of-state owners into compliance
Youngstown Vindicator – 9/26/2016 Reporter Justin Wier

Out-of-state homeowners hinder fight on blight
Youngstown Vindicator – 9/25/2016 Reporter Justin Wier

Land contracts aid exploitation of city’s vacant housing stock
Youngstown Vindicator – 9/25/2016 Reporter Justin Wier

Columbus Landmarks names 4 finalists for urban design award
Columbus Business First - 8/16/2016 Reporter Evan Weese

Brachman to leave Greater Ohio Policy Center
Cleveland Jewish News - 7/18/2016

Greater Ohio Policy Center report finds challenges have grown for Ohio’s small and mid-sized older industrial cities
Gazette News - 6/20/2016

Analysis ‘sobering’ for cities like Chillicothe
Chillicothe Gazette - 6/13/2016 Reporter Chris Balusik

New Report Outlines the Struggles of Mid-Sized Ohio Cities
WKSU Public Media - 6/10/2016 Reporter Kabir Bhatia

Report Oulines Conditions in Ohio's Industrial Cities
Youngstown Business Journal - 6/8/2016

Akron seeks to become Nerd Capital of the World
Akron Beacon Journal - 6/4/2016 Reporter Rick Armon

Stark State lands in the city
Akron Beacon Journal - 5/19/2016 Reporter Editorial Board

Dayton annexed Greene County land to stop merger
Dayton Daily News – 5/11/2016 Reporter Cornelius Frolick

Champaign County considers land bank to fight blight
Springfield News Sun – 4/29/2016 Reporter Matt Sanctis

Meet the Fellows: Lavea Brachman Institute of Politics - 4/19/2016

Apartments part of downtown Springfield revitalization efforts
Springfield News Sun - 4/5/2016 Reporter Matt Sanctis

City puts off discussion of funds for two way street study
Mansfield News Journal - 4/5/2016 Reporter Linda Martz

'62.4 Report' on Akron's urban health serving as more than just words
Crain’s Cleveland Business – 3/27/2016 Reporter Dan Shingler

Developers of old industrial sites decry end of Clean Ohio grants
Columbus Dispatch - 3/3/2016 Reporter Mark Ferenchik

Too many vacancies in downtown Akron
Akron Beacon Journal - 3/1/2016 Reporter Editorial Board

Which Akron will it be in 10 years?
Akron Beacon Journal - 2/29/2016 Reporter Michael Douglas

Will Akron get back its edge?
Akron Beacon Journal - 2/25/2016 Reporter Editorial Board

Akron's promise to hire local residents may be short lived
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 2/25/2016 Reporter Jon Harper

State policies for sustainable cities and transportation in Ohio
Green City Blue Lake – 2/22/2016 Reporter David Beach

Akron Economy, Sleepy Americans, Statehouse Update
WCPN Radio - 2/23/2016 Reporter Mike McIntyre

Report: 'Akron has lost its edge over cities that were similarly situated' (graphic)
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 2/19/2016 Reporter John Harper

Akron Can Still Be a Model of Economic Recovery
Next City - 2/18/2016 Reporter Kelsey E. Thomas

A New Report Finds the City of Akron is Facing Some Serious Economic Challenges
WCPN 90.3 Radio Cleveland - 2/18/2016

Study Reveals Struggles and Hope for Akron
WKSU 89.7 Radio Cleveland - 2/17/2016 Reporter Tim Rudell

Study: Akron's economic progress is falling behind
Crain's Cleveland Business - 2/17/2016 Reporter Dan Shingler

New report offers inspiration on reversing flat growth in Akron, Ohio
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation - 2/17/2016 Reporter Kyle Kutuchief

New report offers troubling picture of Akron
Akron Beacon Journal - 2/16/2016 Reporter Rick Armon

Lawmakers Tackle Road/Bridge Improvement Funding Issues
Statehouse News Bureau - 2/17/2016 Reporter Andy Chow

Abandoned gas stations focus of Ohio cleanup money
Columbus Dispatch – 2/17/2016 Reporter Mark Ferenchik

2015 News Articles

Schuring promotes downtown redevelopment bill
Canton Repository
 – 11/23/2015 Reporter Malcolm Hall

Review: Detroit Was A Golden City Once – And It Can Be Again
National Book Review – 10/23/2015

Dayton points in right direction: professionalism, innovation, civility
Toledo Blade
 - 10/11/2015 Reporter Keith Burris

Combined 9-1-1 system on hold for Springfield, Clark County
Dayton Daily News
 - 9/27/2015 Reporter Tiffany Y. Latta

Report Puts Spotlight On Ohio's Blighted Public Housing
Public News Service
 - 9/21/2015 Reporter Mary Kuhlman

Policy Center Lays Out Plan for Downtown Group 
The Business Journal - 9/16/2015 Reporter Josh Medore

Money would help clean abandoned gas stations
The Newark Advocate – 6/16/2015 Reporter Jessie Balmert

Ohio Mayors Discuss Community Development at Summit
Columbus Underground
 – 6/12/2015 Reporter Jesse Bethea

Local Government Insider: Coleman for governor? Not happening
The Columbus Dispatch – 6/11/2015 Reporter Lori Kurtzman and Holly Zacharia

Dayton boss to state: Leave cities alone
The Toledo Blade – 6/11/2015 Reporter Jim Provance

Beagle honored for development efforts
Troy Daily News – 6/10/2015 Reporter Melody Vallieu

Coleman urges state lawmakers to support cities
The Columbus Dispatch – 6/9/2015 Reporter Mark Ferenchik

Broadway slow to bring new residents to Lorain
The Morning Journal – 6/6/2015 Reporter Richard Payerchin

Study shows Slavic Village emerging as model community
Freshwater Cleveland – 2/17/2015 Reporter Erin O’Brien

Research Shows Struggling Cities Can Recover
WDET – 2/12/2015 Reporter Quinn Klinefelter

Urban regeneration: What recent research says about best practices
Journalist's Resource – 1/29/2015 Reporters Rachel Stephens and Leighton Walter Kille

Slavic Village Redevelopment Effort May Be a Model for Other Neighborhoods
Ideastream – 1/27/2015 Reporter Joanna Richards

Teamwork of businesses, nonprofits renews Cleveland neighborhood
Columbus Dispatch – 1/26/2015 Reporter Mark Ferenchik