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Cleveland rocks you know Ohio of course is the key battleground state in the upcoming election but walked to the numbers tell us well when -- -- -- a case that -- took office.
Last year the unemployment rate was 9% -- on the his leadership.
It is now dropped to seven point 2% to how was he able to do it Liz -- -- -- but the rock and roll hall of fame in Cleveland.
With the very man who's running the state lives.
You know what John -- -- has dedicated most of his life to public service and when I first came to Ohio to work in television in 1988.
For Columbus, Ohio your congressman.
And you seem to always to me.
That you cared about every man and you really cared about job creation that has not changed the numbers look a lot better for Ohio topic.
Yeah well we are better on me when I came in we will -- -- -- 400000 jobs and the previous four years and now we're up.
-- really great our credit.
Outlook has improved when everybody else downgrade we're doing better and we went from 89 cents in our rainy day fund.
89 cents up.
Up to about 500 million and now we're number one in the midwest in job creation for in the country happened -- 4840.
Look Ohio's incredible here you are kind of an Ohio -- even -- you come from break out west.
We have this population -- eleven point six million we have great cities you know Cleveland's incredible city you know.
When the reputation -- up to the reality people will be blown away.
So we have great cities great rural areas and a great suburbs and what we've done.
Is we've built -- business Ohio if people think we'll just manufacturing what's important to us.
But health care and financial services and energy and logistics.
And I teach you know our greatest growth in jobs last quarter was -- -- job.
-- say that's a surprise to some people especially here in Cleveland where everybody looks at it says that this is a gritty.
Industrial city and and granted yes there is a lot of auto.
Parts of creation here and you know this was a steel town for a long time -- a Rust Belt city.
Not anymore as a.
-- manufacturing still important to -- but if you think about Cleveland think about Cleveland clinic.
Think about case western think about university hospitals to meet these are incredible.
I was just to Cleveland clinic the other day and -- a state was in their being treated.
So we look at that this town we -- we have our manufacturing a lot of specialty manufacturing.
But we have IT we have financial services and -- -- The thing about Ohio is we are diverse and we have a great location was -- within 600 miles 60% of the country.
So we can also have great distribution in so.
It's basically stabilizing the country and if you look at Illinois OK it's great to live near the Simpsons because those people there.
Have to think about going to a place where -- stable and that's what we've done an Ohio we've stabilized.
-- but you talk about job creation and -- a really significant turnaround there.
How what did you do it if we had other governors watching -- we have Washington watching what was the number one thing you -- to make that happen.
We were eight billion dollars in the -- the largest deficit in history.
Our state and we balanced the budget and built this rainy day fund and then we told the regulators -- business is not the enemy.
We need to have that regulation we have very tough regulations on hydraulic fracturing.
But the regulations are not duplicative we don't spend all day given -- It getting -- -- -- situation with business -- we can't get them and answer when they find that we're not doing a very good job and something.
We go right back at it because we wanna be business friendly I want that we want the job creators that they'll come.
I think it's interrupting here because -- you kind of went over at the that we balanced the budget you did some controversial cut it.
But sometimes that's what you have to do and it was at certain points unpopular but -- -- -- how do you stand up to that how do you get people.
-- -- Well I mean you wanna bring people on board on bought all your reforms we were reforming the Cleveland schools here like no one has ever seen because -- mayor frank -- price and the mayor asked me to help them -- I -- great fantastic.
We we try to involve people for the reforms that we need and I I warn people today are suggest to people today.
Don't be afraid of change we have -- turnpike here we're taking a look at the ways in which we can make that turnpike workforce.
Change sometimes frightens people but if you handle -- the right way you can win and here's the other thing that is important.
I'm not in this job to take care of me.
I'm in this job to do something for the folks because if it's about me then.
Then I'm I'm not doing right by my family I came into this job to try to help the state I'd been in politics a long time -- I was out for ten years you know in business.
And coming back in my wife finally let me move back inside the house you know.
But she gets it to.
She spoke today to Hispanic group did a great job.
It's about lifting families and people.
Well last night during the debates Ohio was mentioned many times the Cleveland clinic was -- -- many times it's a key battleground state you are Romney supporter but.
He -- said he wouldn't bail out the auto industry.
It had he had the opportunity the auto industry is coming back with the vibrancy here in Ohio well.
Of the -- you know actually the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that we are actually down 500 auto jobs.
So of the 123000.
The -- government related to specialty manufacturing.
To financial services our business services.
You know to -- and we're making gains in energy IT.
But in terms of autos were thrilled that they're here but the auto industry outside -- Chrysler in Ohio shrinking their footprint.
Honda's doing a good job that -- -- -- doesn't ask for much but the point is we love our auto industry.
But it's not just that Ohio is not a one trick pony anymore.
And that's why we are here all day long and hard -- rock and roll hall of fame rush is denominated.
I I think that than effort because if you leave out rock saga -- I know exactly and -- tale that's rock.
Good to see you governor thank you so much for joining us -- -- again yeah I.
I mean it's been so many years it's good to well ahead ten years of fox I feel like you know -- -- which -- to -- and that's.
You can take a lot of you I'm good to.
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