Economy Section :: Page 3

  • High foreclosure rate prompts workshop

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    Though Yellow Springs has weathered the housing crisis well with only a small dip in home sale prices, foreclosure rates are relatively high here and may be on the uptick. A workshop hopes to address the problem.

  • At time, home is where the work is

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    Like many of today’s college graduates, Emma Woodruff left Antioch College under a mountain of debt and with few job prospects. So she fell into a growing local industry catering to tourists and residents — accommodation and food service — working stints as a Sunrise Café server and in the kitchen of the Emporium Café.

  • Workshop to talk mortgages, housing

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    A free workshop hosted by YS Home, Inc. and Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Greater Springfield will be held from 6–7:30 p.m. at the library on Tuesday, April 15.

  • Former Creative Memories space— Investors seek to rezone

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    At a public hearing on Wednesday, April 16, Village Planning Commission will consider a request to rezone the former Creative Memories building at Dayton Street and East Enon Road from a light industrial district to a planned unit development, or PUD.

  • Fewer local jobs, more commuting

    Will LeVesconte assembled robotic connectors this week at the South High Street facility of local electronics distribution company Electroshield. LeVesconte, who grew up in the village and now lives in Fairborn, is one of the nearly 1,200 people who commute to Yellow Springs for their job. Commuters make up 80 percent of the local workforce. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Heidi Hoover could be considered one of the lucky few. Her dream of living and working in Yellow Springs came true seven years ago when, after returning to her hometown to start a family, she was hired as a second-grade teacher at Mills Lawn Elementary School after substitute teaching there.

  • CHARTS: More jobs trends in YS

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    Fewer local jobs has meant more commuting for residents, but residents are also increasingly working out of their homes and starting their own businesses. Read about more local job trends.

  • CHART: Job changes in YS

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    What are the predominant local jobs in Yellow Springs and where do Yellow Springers work? A new article explores the trend that fewer local jobs means more commuting for residents.

  • Coming home, but not for the jobs

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    The high point of the Yellow Springs economy, like that of much of the rest of the nation, seems to have been during the post-World War II boom years of the 1950s and 60s. The town’s four small industries — Morris Bean, Vernay, YSI and Antioch Bookplate — employed hundreds of workers each, Antioch College was going strong, and small research firms — the Fels Lab and Kettering Research Institute, among others — fed off the college’s intellectual vitality.

  • Village economy: good, bad news

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    The Village of Yellow Springs government hasn’t generally involved itself in the local economy, but over the past 10 years, the Village has gotten increasingly active in supporting the local business community.

  • Yellow Springs downtown business mostly steady

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    When it comes to surviving as a business in downtown Yellow Springs, not all outfits are the same. The various successes and challenges of each seem to relate more to the practices of the shop owners and the pressures within each merchandising industry, rather than the common location at the hub of the village.

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