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These Americans are fighting to bring manufacturing jobs back
NEW YORK -- The presidential candidates talk a lot about how they'll bring jobs back and restore the nation's once-mighty manufacturing sector. Jason Kester has been trying to do that every day for more than three years. As executive director of the Southern Ohio Port Authority, Kester is charged with spurring economic development in Scioto County, Ohio. The county, which sits just across the Ohio River from Kentucky, was a thriving manufacturing hub decades ago, but its industries and many of its remaining factories are mere shells of their former selves. The area lost thousands of jobs -- and residents -- as companies closed or moved operations overseas. Businesses continue to downsize, leaving Scioto County with a 8.8% unemployment rate.