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  • vickersviscount vickersviscount Oct 1, 2003 12:41 PM Flag

    Economic decline of Columbus, Ohio

    Yes, things are tough all over - here in the Silicon Valley, jobs have fled to India, China, etc. We were supposed to be the "growth area" of the country. . .even Chevron and Levi's (two local companies)_are outsourcing to other countries. There are now NO Levi's made in the USA - sad. If you call about your Chevron/Texico credit card, you will be talking to Manila, Philippeans!!!

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    • Those problems aren't isolated to Columbus. Here in Colorado we've seen TWO consecutive years of negative job growth. (Last time that happened here was in 1930-31.)

      But Columbus is a nice town. I lived there twice; once while at OSU in the late 60's and again during the recession of '80-'83. Columbus is unique among the great cities of the midwest, because it has so many large employers who are NOT manufacturers. Last time I looked, the top five central Ohio employers were all non-mfgrs.

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