The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s latest marketing gimmick, PolitiFact Ohio, examined Governor’s Strickland’s claim that Ohio has the best overall business climate in the Midwest and found it “Mostly True.”  It would have rated it higher, but because some consider South Dakota as part of the Midwest (really?), then Ohio would only be the second highest.  Otherwise, all other commonly understood definitions of the term Midwest region would find that the comment is true.

The article also goes to great lengths to explain why the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council’s, or SBE, is the most objective methodology of determining a State’s business environment compared to the more subjective surveys relied on by John Kasich’s campaign.