Keys to recovery outlined by Brown during local visit

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Keys to recovery outlined by Brown during local visit

Springfield News-Sun – SPRINGFIELD — For Clark County and Ohio to rebound from the recent economic downturn, there needs to be vibrant agriculture, vibrant manufacturing and a vibrant transportation system, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

“The most important thing we can do is rebuild the manufacturing base in the country. … It includes rebuilding infrastructure,” Brown said.

Local leaders had the opportunity to talk directly with the senator about everything from education to manufacturing Monday, May 10, at a roundtable hosted by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

With regard to statewide manufacturing, Brown said even though there have been a number of losses, there is strong potential.

He is currently working to create a federal revolving loan program for manufacturing companies looking to make the transition from traditional industries, such as automotive, to clean energy.

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