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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

30Jan 2017
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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 […]

15Dec 2016
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On December 8, 2016 the Ohio General Assembly passed Substitute House Bill 554 by lame duck session.  During the prior week, OSBC executive director, Mayda Sanchez, delivered letters from business executives from across Ohio urging legislators to oppose HB 554 and SB 220, that seek to make Ohio’s clean energy standards voluntary. The following letters […]

16Oct 2016

Economists have long argued that increases in worker pay can lead to improvements in productivity—indeed, that it can actually be profitable to pay workers higher wages.  Last year, Justin Wolfers and Jan Zilinsky of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, decided to explore literature and theory on how pay increases influence productivity. Their article summarizes […]