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Lucas County is Losing Residents

UAC Director Neil Reid was quoted in an article in the March 28, 2014 Toledo Blade that discussed the declining population of Lucas County as well as those of other Ohio counties. The article states: "With a net loss of more than 800 residents, Lucas County is following Ohio's trend of losing more residents than it’s gaining, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau annual reporting estimates." In contrast, Wood County showed an increase of about 550 people. Dr Reid suggests that the estimates suggest a regional stabilization in population:

"There is not much shifting, and this could be part of a trend,” Mr. Reid said. "This could be the light at the end of the tunnel and we might start seeing things starting to pick up in the housing market."

Read the full article here.

Trending Now ...

by Neil Reid, UAC Director

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Trending Now, a publication of The Urban Affairs Center at the University of Toledo. Three to four times a year, we will bring you what we consider to be cutting edge developments in the area of economic development and growth. Each issue will have a thematic focus and will cover an industry or an economic trend that we believe is new, exciting, and trending. Whatever the topic Trending Now will cover it from a variety of perspectives — national, regional, and local.

The focus of this first issue is America’s burgeoning craft beer industry. Commercial production of craft beer in one of America’s fastest growing industries.

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