Archive / Category: John Molinaro

21st Century Buffalo Hunting

Many economic developers describe the art of attracting large domestic and foreign companies as “buffalo hunting.”  Some praise the practice saying that bagging the big, migratory beast fills a lot of stewpots and benefits the whole tribe.  Others criticize economic development as being too focused on buffalo, rather than on…

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Why Wood?

It may seem odd that APEG is putting so much effort into our wood products industry.  In a world where technologies are introduced daily and whole new industries gear up to produce them, why focus so much attention on wood? After all, people have been making things with wood since…

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Let’s Celebrate Manufacturing!

October is Ohio Manufacturing Month

Ten years ago pundits were saying that manufacturing was dead in America, and that we don’t need manufacturing jobs.  They were wrong then, and are even more wrong today.  That’s great news for Appalachian Ohio.

Why do we need manufacturing? Manufacturing is one of three or four…

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Workforce Implications for Changes in Marijuana Testing

Starting a Conversation

In his remarks at the 2015 State of the Region Conference, John Molinaro, president and CEO of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, introduced the topic of workplace marijuana testing as a consideration for keeping qualified workers on the job. His excerpted comments follow.

Many of the tests commonly…

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