Center for Economic Development
This research brief focuses on industries in eight rural NEO counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Columbiana, Erie, Huron, Richland, Tuscarawas, and Wayne. These counted produced $30 billion of output and employed 300,000 people in 2018. Output growth in rural NEO counties has outperformed urban NEO and Ohio – much of this growth can be attributed to the Utica Shale development. Tuscarawas county surpassed output growth in all other counties in NEO.
Demko, Iryna and Owusu-Agyemang, Samuel, "The State of Rural Northeast Ohio" (2019). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1626.