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JOURNAL NEWS: Local Paper Makers Struggle to Survive

Middletown Journal
Monday, December 19, 2016 6:29 PM
Research assistant professor for the Economics Center at University of Cincinnati says paper manufacturing is decreasing in Hamilton and Middletown.

Benjamin Passty, research assistant professor for the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, says by 2020, about 10 percent of jobs in paper manufacturing in Butler County are estimated to be cut and will mean a large loss in tax revenue for Middletown and Hamilton.

According to Passty, a total of 6,053 people are estimated to work this year in paper manufacturing in the Cincinnati metro, including Butler and Warren counties. Five years ago, closer to 7,000 people worked in paper manufacturing, and it’s projected employment in the industry will decline to 5,652 jobs by 2020.