Tuesday, September 18, 2007

License to steel

According to the Columbus Dispatch, a Russian steelmaker wants to build a $1 billion plant either in Ohio or Québec.

I am all for building a plant, for the jobs and supplier business it would provide, but the profits would still go to Russia. My question for Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (who is also Director of the Department of Development) and Ohio’s remaining steelmakers is: What opportunity did the Russians see that we are missing?

I am even more for one of our steelmakers building a plant -- keeping the profits, as well as the jobs, here in Ohio.

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