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The Economics of Central Ohio's Baby Boom


Last year, residents of Franklin County made over 18,000 babies-- far more than any other county in Ohio. Is it something in the water? Probably not. This hour we’ll talk about what an influx of youth means for the economics of the region. Plus we’ll learn why migration away from a city does not signal its demise, and why talent might be the new oil.


  • Nancy Reger, Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission
  • Jim Russell, Research Consultant, Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University
  • Bill LaFayette, economist, owner of Regionomics