Ohio Gov John Kasich reacts to loss of 300 Amazon jobs to Kentucky

12:02 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 Ohio and regional news

Gov. John Kasich said Amazon picked northern Kentucky over Wilmington in large part because the airport in Covington has plenty of capacity and the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metro area has the workforce.

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“They were very worried about workforce,” he said at a conference sponsored by The Associated Press in Columbus on Wednesday.

He noted that his administration was heavily involved in wooing Amazon but in the end the state can’t dictate where a company locates.

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“They’re still going to be here in our region,” Kasich said.