Ohio Water Means Business, the Ohio Water Partnership podcast series, is setting out to prove that water is not only Ohio’s greatest natural resource, but one of Ohio’s greatest economic ADVANTAGES. Water fuels Ohio's economy: small businesses, manufacturers, restaurants, tourism, research, and the outdoors. And does it all, 24/7. Without water, there's no reeling in walleye from Lake Erie, no boating on Buckeye Lake and no beer at happy hour . The Ohio Water Partnership proudly brings you this informative and yes, motivational podcast about a remarkable Ohio resource for all of us to highlight, preserve, and celebrate.
THIS factor brings businesses and conservation groups to the table to talk clean, Ohio water
Let's be honest, when we turn on the faucet, we just want it to deliver the goods, right? Clean, healthy water. Ohio is so fortunate to have an abundance of it. But the definition of clean, healthy water can be different to different groups from businesses to farmers just to name a few. If these groups trust each other, though, they'll come to the table to solve complicated water issues. Ohio is, again, fortunate to have built and keeps building that trust through the work of many groups including the Ohio Water Partnership. It's on full display in this episode of Ohio Water Means Business with discussions around complicated issues like agriculture run-off, infrastructure replacement, and wetland preservation. Thankfully, this episode has outstanding guests, Bill Stanley from The Nature Conservancy and Brian Dicken from the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce to breakdown the issues, the answers and the trust factor that binds it all.
Boats zoom past RV's in Ohio as our water economy continues to boom
It's June which means people are in, on and enjoying Ohio waters statewide. For this episode of 'Ohio Water Means Business', we have the very latest numbers for Ohio's boating industry and they're flat-out stunners. Recreational boating pumps $6 billion, yes with a B, into our yearly economy and provides nearly 20,000 direct and indirect jobs. The $6B number now eclipses the amount from the RV industry. Joining us to talk about it are Michelle Burke, President of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, Shawn Kasych of the Kasych Group and the Honorable State Senator Kent Smith. Sen. Smith's district borders Lake Erie and he's a fierce champion of both protecting and promoting our precious resource. Shawn is also a principal of the Ohio Water Partnership and rounds out the conversation with waters' dynamic importance to virtually every aspect of the broader economy.
Ohio's outdoors were rediscovered in Covid. Now summer '22 could be a record-setter!
There's no denying the pain, suffering and loss of life from Covid. But there were lessons and even blessings too. On today's episode of Ohio Water Means Business, two leaders in water recreation, conservation and tourism talk about our deep and renewed connection to this precious resource. People found the outdoors in Covid as a great and needed escape. Now, an unrestricted summer of 2022 portends strong economic performance for our state which means record crowds, renewed family traditions, and just a whole lot of fun!
Water: our plentiful natural resource and competitive advantage in Ohio. (just ask Intel)
The Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, the Joyce Foundation and the Ohio Water Partnership proudly bring you episode *1* of Ohio Water Means Business. To put it simply, water can bring everyone to the table and this inaugural episode proves it. Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, now President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce talks with longtime environmental advocate and current Senior Vice-President of American Rivers, Heather Taylor-Miesle about the water economy, Intel and their favorite places to enjoy this tremendous natural resource!