Underground Railroad Map

Discover the untold story of the underground railroad in Ohio! Three Scale Research successfully launched and funded a project to develop the Ripley Ohio Underground Railroad Interactive Map through the popular crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. This fascinating map is freely accessible to museums, educators, geneaolgists, and the general public. The Ripley map tells the rich story of...
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An In-depth Look at Unemployment in Ohio

The last blog post focused on the unemployment rate across the United States.  This blog looks into why Ohio’s unemployment rate is below the national average.  The map below is a time series map that shows the unemployment rate from January 2011 to September 2012.   The time series map above reveals a constant drop in the unemployment rate from 9% in January 2011.  Currently, Ohio’s...
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Global Past | Part 1

Our perception of the opportunity for future economic growth in the state of Ohio is affected by our understanding of Ohio’s relationship with the rest of the United States and the rest of the world. The Ohio Economy, while exhibiting leadership in a number of areas over the last two hundred years, has developed in conjunction with a globalizing world economy. Small Differences in Annual Growth...
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Global Future | Part III

Predicting the future is an exercise fraught with error. A model with a set of assumptions is typically applied to a future scenario. These scenarios include the interaction of a hard to define combination of deterministic and random forces. Despite this, a variety of planners make many types of decisions based on future expectations, and these expectations are derived from hypothesis that can...
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Global Present | Part II

In the year 2010, the global economy, while subject to business fluctuations and issues related to continued globalization and integration, has a growth momentum which is accelerating global scale per capital income convergence, and a rapid ascent in gross world product. An example of the possibilities of rapidly diffusing technology is the enormous growth in the use of cell phones, which now...
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