Bill Lafayette Economist Says Regional Forecast Bright - For Many By Alison Holm • Jan 7, 2015 regionomicsllc.com A local economist says the outlook for central Ohio in 2015 is unusually bright. Job Growth Predicted In Central Ohio This Year By Jim Letizia • Jan 9, 2014 Central Ohio is poised for its largest level of job growth since the end of the Great Recession. Government Shutdown Has Widespread Impact By Jim Letizia • Oct 9, 2013 The federal government shutdown has a broad economic impact in Ohio. Analysis: Same-Sex Marriage Could Benefit Ohio Economy By Jim Letizia • Sep 19, 2013 Same-sex marriage remains illegal in Ohio. But a Columbus economic analyst says voters and policy makers need to consider the financial value of marriage equality. Local Job Growth Will Continue This Year By Jim Letizia & Mike Foley • Jan 10, 2013 Job growth will continue this year in Central Ohio, potentially bringing the region's employment to a new high.