The International Trade Administration (ITA) reports Ohio merchandise exports increased 3.9 percent from 2012 to 2013.

The organizations says exports grew to a record high $50.5 billion.

“Big export sales means more revenue which translate into economic growth and jobs for the Ohio,” said Marcia Brandstadt, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Cincinnati. “There is a great potential for more exporting—particularly among smaller businesses that have yet to sell abroad."

In a news release the ITA says:

The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky regions' economy continues to bounce back from the recession that began five years ago, according to a new economic outlook report.

But the economic outlook report issued Wednesday said more can be done to pick up the pace.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce issued a report Wednesday that forecasts a two percent increase in gross regional product in 2014, compared to 1.4 percent this year.

Xavier University

Other than our former police chief, what does Detroit have that we don’t have? A group of Cincinnati leaders traveled to Detroit to get ideas from the city determined to pull itself up and out of bankruptcy. Sean Rhiney, director of The Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning at Xavier University, was part of the expedition and wrote about it for Soapbox Cincinnati.

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A Cincinnati organization says it now has economic proof it is making a difference in the community and the lives of people it is helping find jobs.

Investment Outlook

Sep 4, 2013
Farr, Miller & Washington LLC

Michael K. Farr, president and majority owner of investment management firm Farr, Miller & Washington LLC, is a contributor for CNBC television, and has appeared on networks and shows including “The Nightly Business Report,” CNN, BloombergTV, and Reuters. He discusses the current investment outlook with Chris DeSimio and Mark Heyne.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

In July the unemployment rate in Ohio was steady at 7.2%, but rose to 8.5% in Kentucky. Dr. LaVaughn Henry, vice president and senior regional officer of the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and Northern Kentucky University Professor of Economics, Dr. Gary Clayton, review and explain the latest employment numbers.

City of Dayton, Ohio

Local CVBs attract thousands to town

Jul 10, 2013

  Each year thousands of people come to Greater Cincinnati for conventions and trade shows and contribute millions of dollars to our local economy. Mark Heyne talks with Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Eric Summe and President and CEO of the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dan Lincoln, about attracting meetings and conventions here.

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The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati has been open since early March, on today's Cincinnati Edition we’ll discuss the economic impact the casino has had during its first four months of operation with Senior Vice President & General Manager Kevin Kline.

Esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Blinder, has written a fascinating post-mortem of the 2008 financial crisis with a look forward at next steps. The author is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to talk about After the Music Stopped: The Financial CrisiFes, the Response, and the Work Ahead.