business leaders

A photo of Joann Fabrics in Hudson, Ohio.
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The head of Hudson-based Joann Stores joined other business leaders to speak out about the impacts tariffs are having on their companies.

Last week, President Trump announced a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion of Chinese goods. It’s set to take effect September 1.

In a call with reporters Wednesday, Wade Miquelon says the tariffs don’t take into account that many of these businesses have developed their supply chains over years and don’t have alternatives.

photo of IEDC conference
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The International Economic Development Council is holding its annual convention in Cleveland this year, bringing together thousands of business leaders from around the globe.

The development council is a non-profit, non-partisan group whose members work for governments, the private sector and universities.  This year’s conference will feature about 250 speakers on topics including how to “up-skill” workers, re-purposing space for retail and attracting talent from the LGBT community.