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Ohio Economic Information Library Guide: GOVERNMENT

STATE OF OHIO GOVERNMENT AGENCY WEBSITES Agencies, Departments, Boards & Commissions


Accountancy Board of Ohio
Adjutant General's Department
Administrative Services Department
Aging Department
Agriculture Department
Air Quality Development Authority
Architects Board / Landscape Architects Board
Arts Council
Athletic Commission
Attorney General


Broadcast Educational Media Commission
Budget & Management Office
Building Standards Board (Ohio Department of Commerce)


Career Colleges & Schools Board
Casino Control Commission
Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
Chiropractic Board
Civil Rights Commission
Clean Ohio Fund
Commerce Department
Constitution of the State of Ohio*
Consumers' Counsel
Controlling Board (Ohio Office of Budget & Management)
Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
Cosmetology and Barber Board
Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
Court of Claims of Ohio
Criminal Justice Services Office


Dental Board
Developmental Disabilities Council
Developmental Disabilities Department
Development Services Agency


Education Department
Elections Commission
Embalmers & Funeral Directors Board
Emergency Management Agency
Emergency Medical Services
Engineers & Surveyors Board
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Review Appeals Commission
Ethics Commission


Facilities Construction Commission
Family & Children First
Fatherhood Commission
Financial Institutions Division (Ohio Department of Commerce)


General Assembly (Ohio Legislature)
Geological Survey Division (Ohio Department of Natural Resources)
Governor of Ohio
Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation


Health Department
Higher Education Department
Higher Educational Facility Commission
Homeland Security
House of Representatives
Housing Finance Agency
Human Trafficking Task Force


Industrial Commission
Industrial Compliance & Labor Division (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Information Technology Office (Ohio Department of Administrative Services)
Inspector General Office
Insurance Department
Investigative Unit (Ohio State Highway Patrol)


Job & Family Services Department
Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (Ohio General Assembly)
Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (Ohio General Assembly)
Judicial Conference


Labor Market Information (Ohio Department of Job & Family Services)
Lake Erie Commission
Latino Affairs Commission
Legislative Service Commission
Liquor Control Division (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Lottery Commission


Manufactured Homes Program (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Medicaid Department
Medical Board
Mental Health & Addiction Services
Military Reserve
Minority Health Commission
Motor Vehicle Repair Board
Motor Vehicles Bureau


National Guard (Ohio Adjutant General's Department)
Natural Resources Department
Nursing Board


OARnet: Ohio Academic Resources Network (OH-TECH)
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Athletic Trainers Board
Ohio Administrative Code
Ohio Business Gateway
Ohioana Library
Ohio Channel
Ohio Citizen Action 
Ohio County Trends & Profiles (Ohio Development Services Agency)
Ohio for Responsible Gambling
Ohio History Connection
Ohio Means Jobs
Ohio Proud: Made in Ohio, Grown in Ohio
Ohio Revised Code
Ohio Supercomputer Center (OH-TECH)
Ohio Wines
OhioLINK: Ohio Library & Information Network (OH-TECH)
OH-TECH: Ohio Technology Consortium (Ohio Department of Higher Education)
OPLIN: Ohio Public Library Information Network
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Board


Personnel Board of Review
Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board
Pharmacy Board
Power Siting Board
Private Investigator Security Guard Services
Psychology Board
Public Defender Office
Public Safety Department
Public Utilities Commission
Public Works Commission
Publications (Ohio Secretary of State)


Racing Commission
Rail Development Commission (Ohio Department of Transportation)
Real Estate & Professional Licensing (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Rehabilitation & Correction Department


Sanitarian Registration (Ohio Department of Health)
School for the Deaf
Secretary of State
Securities Division (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Senate (General Assembly)
Speech & Hearing Professionals Board
Service & Volunteerism Commission
State & Federal Surplus Services (Ohio Department of Administrative Services)
State Employment Relations Board
State Fire Marshal (Ohio Department of Commerce)
State Highway Patrol
Statehouse Museum Shop
Statehouse News Bureau
State Library of Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio & Ohio Judicial System


Tax Appeals Board
Taxation Department
Transportation Department
Treasurer of Ohio
Tuition Trust Authority
Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission


Unclaimed Funds (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Unemployment Compensation Review Commission
Utility Radiological Safety Board


Veterans Homes
Veterans Services Department
Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Vision Professionals Board Ohio Vital Records Information or Counties


Water Development Authority
Workers' Compensation Bureau


Youth Art Exhibition
Youth Services Department

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Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Economic Accounts: State BEARFACTS
Per Capita Personal Income; Total Personal Income; Components of Total Personal Income. Gross Domestic Product by State; GDP by State for Industries.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Agricultural Statistics Service: Ohio Statistics

Ohio Department of Health: Data & Statistics

Ohio Department of Higher Education: Higher Education Data & Reports

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services: Ohio County QuickView Reports

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services: Ohio Labor Market Information        
Reports and data about employment levels, unemployment rates, wages and earnings, employment projections, jobs, training resources and careers.
      ♦ Ohio Job Outlook
      ♦ Current Employment Statistics (CES)
      ♦ Employment & Wages by Industry
      ♦ Employment Projections
      ♦ Leading Indicators
      ♦ Mass Layoff Statistics
      ♦ Occupational Wages & Employment
      ♦ Unemployment Compensation Reports
      ♦ Labor Force, Employment & Unemployment
      ♦ Current Civilian Labor Force Estimates
      ♦ Ohio Unemployment Rate Map*
      ♦ Civilian Labor Force Estimates*
      ♦ Ohio Shale: Quarterly Economic Trends for Ohio Oil & Gas Industries
      ♦ Research Publications
      ♦ State of Ohio Workforce
      ♦ Workforce Analysis

Ohio Development Services Agency: Research
Data and analysis on the economic, industrial, demographic, and program trends of the state of Ohio, its businesses, and its people.
      ♦ American Community Survey
      ♦ Census 2010
      ♦ Census Archive
      ♦ County Trends
      ♦ EB-5
      ♦ Economy
      ♦ Ohio Business Structure
      ♦ Ohio Industry Series
      ♦ Ohio Statistical Areas
      ♦ Population Characteristics & Projections
      ♦ Population Estimates
      ♦ Priority Investment Areas
      ♦ School Districts

Ohio Legislative Service Commission: Ohio Facts: Provides Ohio legislators, legislative staff, and others with a broad overview of Ohio's economy, public finances, and major government programs.Grouped into the following eight categories: Demographics, Economy, Natural Resources & Environment, Public Finances, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice and Public Safety Systems.

U.S. Census Bureau
Leading source of data about the nation’s people and economy.
      ♦ Census 2010
      ♦ Population Finder: Ohio
      ♦ American Fact Finder
      ♦ 2012 Economic Census
      ♦ Ohio QuickFacts

U.S Department of Agriculture: Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Select Ohio on the map

U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of economics and statistics.
      ♦ State & Metro Area Employment, Hours & Earnings
      ♦ Local Area Unemployment Statistics
      ♦ Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages
      ♦ Geographic Profile of Employment & Unemployment
      ♦ State Occupational Employment & Wage Estimates
      ♦ Ohio Economy at a Glance

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Constitution of the State of Ohio*

Ohio General Assembly
Prepared in 1802, Ohio's first constitution established three branches of government. The legislative branch of government, called the General Assembly, was composed of a House of Representatives and a Senate.

      ♦ The Legislative Process
      ♦ Legislation Status
      ♦ Search Legislation
      ♦ Acts: House Bills & Senate Bills

Ohio House of Representatives
In the Ohio General Assembly, each citizen is represented by a state representative and a state senator. The state is divided into 99 House districts and 33 Senate districts. State representatives listen to the concerns of their constituents and speak for them. They develop solutions to the needs of their districts through legislative action. State representatives work together, balancing the best interests of each state district.

Ohio Revised Code
Ohio Administrative Code

Ohio Senate
In the Ohio General Assembly, each citizen is represented by a state representative and a state senator. The state is divided into 99 House districts and 33 Senate districts. Thirty-three state senators are elected from legislative districts throughout the state of Ohio — each one represents approximately 330,000 people. The districts are redrawn every 10 years, following the completion of the national census.

Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Judicial System
The Supreme Court of Ohio, acting through the Chief Justice and the Justices of the Court, possesses constitutional and statutory authority to exercise general powers of superintendence over the courts of the state. This includes responsibility for providing leadership for the judicial branch of Ohio government.
      ♦ Ohio Judicial System Structure
      ♦ Ohio Judicial System Chart*
      ♦ Ohio Laws

      ♦ Supreme Court of Ohio Cases
      ♦ Reporter of Decisions - Opinions & Announcements

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