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Thanks to Governor's Rhodes's efforts, numerous businesses relocated to Ohio. Rhodes's most important accomplishment on this front involved convincing General Motors to relocate part of its production facilities to Lordstown, Ohio, in 1966. With the arrival of this production complex in Mahoning County, Ohio became the second leading car manufacturer in the United States. Despite Rhodes's efforts, Ohio experienced an economic downturn during the 1970s. Industrial workers especially faced high unemployment rates. Numerous businesses moved out of Ohio. Rhodes reestablished his Raiders, but this time the group proved to be much less effective in creating new jobs and markets during the 1970s.
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