29Jun 2017

When talking about Ohio’s controversial business tax deduction, proponents often paint the picture of hard-working, small-business, and mom-and-pop operations. In fact, a new analysis by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission indicates that as much as $450 million a year of those business tax cuts are benefiting a wealthy slice of wage earners who represent only […]

08Mar 2017

A new analysis by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and The Solar Foundation outlines a standardized approach that Whole Foods Market is using to rapidly expand solar rooftop installations, which could be a model for other retailers.

24Feb 2017

For the last two decades, we have see resurgence of main streets and farmers markets while indoor malls struggled. This articles sheds some light on the trend that is here to stay. For centuries, commerce and fresh air went together. They’re starting to again. Source: Shopping Inside Is Out

17Feb 2017

California added 483,000 jobs in 2015, a growth rate of 3 percent, which was twice as fast as Texas’ 1.5 percent rate, PolitiFact found. California’s employment gains slowed to 2 percent last year through November, but still outpaced Texas’ 1.6 percent. And by the measure of GDP, California’s grew faster than Texas’ in the first […]

30Jan 2017
2017

We had an interesting 2016 with major policy challenges and opportunities for collaboration. We look forward to an exciting new year for sustainable business in Ohio. Clean Energy: OSBC was active on energy issues in 2016. Last January, as the controversy grew over power purchase agreements to guarantee profits to AEP and First Energy to […]