Cross said the amount of money in the proposal is significant, but worth investing in future Ohio workforce and said the law will broaden the tax base. The average salary for a college graduate is between $ 47,000 and $ 53,000, according to Cross.
âThere are brilliant minds all over this country. We want to recruit them here in Ohio and then keep them here, âCross said.
University of Dayton President Eric Spina noted that last year alone, the state’s private colleges and universities welcomed approximately 25,000 new full-time students to Ohio.
âIt’s a talent pool for the future of Ohio that we all want to tap into,â Spina said at the press conference.
He said keeping “young and bright minds” in Ohio after graduation is “critical to our future.”
âWe can’t afford to be at the bottom of the ladder when it comes to retention and innovation in the workplace,â Spina said. “We must be, we deserve to be, near the top.”