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Warehouse and Distribution Center Site Selection: Seeking a skilled workforce

While warehouse and distribution centers (DCs) have historically been located where land is cheap and transportation networks are excellent, today’s criteria needs to include a skilled workforce ready to manage an increasingly digital operation.

By Karen E. Thuermer · July 6, 2017

In this increasingly virtual world, retail stores may be disappearing, but distribution centers (DCs) continue to be fundamental for […]

By |July 11th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Columbus region among 8 picked for research project on global trade

By Doug Buchanan • June 30, 2017
The Columbus region will join seven other metropolitan areas as part of a Brookings Institution effort to study effective trade strategies both globally and regionally.
Columbus was picked to join the study group through a competitive application process, according to Columbus 2020, and will work with the other metro areas and Brookings to assess […]

By |July 11th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Columbus Ranked 2nd Best City for College Grads

By Walker Evans • June 21, 2017

Remember two weeks ago when Columbus was ranked 8th best city in the US for college graduates? Well, now we’re number two.

Actually, this newest ranking was compiled by SmartAsset.com, while the one from two weeks ago was put together by Realtor.com, so the change in placement has more to do with metrics […]

By |June 28th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Columbus fashion scene holds potential to become the city’s calling card

By Dan Eaton • June 9, 2017
While there is value in the jobs and products created by Central Ohio’s fashion industry, the more lasting benefit may be reputation.
“(Columbus doesn’t) have an identity,” said Thomas McClure, founder and executive director of Fashion Week Columbus, speaking on a Columbus Startup Week panel in May. “We’re No. 3 in the […]

By |June 28th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Columbus region No. 8 – and Ohio No. 2 – for corporate investment, Site Selection finds

By Evan Weese • March 1, 2017
The Columbus region, and Ohio as a whole, are being recognized among the country’s top locations for corporate investment.
Site Selection magazine has released its closely watched annual report tracking new and expanded business facilities, ranking the Columbus region No. 8 among metro areas, and Ohio No. 2 among states.

It’s the fifth year in […]

By |June 28th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

John Glenn Airport is development magnet

By Marla Rose
The Columbus Dispatch

Several years from now, the road around John Glenn Columbus International Airport will be a giant construction site as a planned billion-dollar new terminal is built.

In the meantime, plenty of smaller projects are beginning or underway at or near the airport, taking advantage of available land and easy access to Columbus’ […]

By |May 31st, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Columbus overtakes Indianapolis to become country’s 14th largest city, with several suburbs growing quickly as well

By Laura Newpoff • May 25, 2017

Columbus’ population has grown to 860,090, making it the 14th largest city in the country and the second biggest in the Midwest after Chicago, according to new Census estimates released Thursday.

Columbus’ population was 850,106 in 2015; that’s about 1 percent growth for 2016.

Ohio’s capital city passed Indianapolis(855,164) to move up to the […]

By |May 31st, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Cost of living index: Columbus is among the most-affordable cities in the U.S.

 

By Laura Newpoff • Feb 1, 2017
It’s cheaper to live in Columbus than in Cincinnati and Cleveland and, really, a lot of other places across the U.S.
The Council for Community and Economic Research has published its latest Cost of Living Index based on data from the first three quarters of 2016. Of the 264 urban areas included in […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Columbus distribution activity driving rents up, vacancy down

 

By Evan Weese • Feb 10, 2017
Central Ohio’s industrial real estate market is red-hot.
Brokers and research analysts are pointing to a record 2016 as proof and labeling the Columbus region among top markets to watch.
The rapid growth of e-commerce, including investment in two fulfillment centers by Amazon.com Inc., is spurring absorption and rental rates while […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Columbus region No. 8 – and Ohio No. 2 – for corporate investment, Site Selection finds

By Evan Weese • March 1, 2017
The Columbus region, and Ohio as a whole, are being recognized among the country’s top locations for corporate investment.
Site Selection magazine has released its closely watched annual report tracking new and expanded business facilities, ranking the Columbus region No. 8 among metro areas, and Ohio No. 2 among states.
It’s the fifth […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|In the News|0 Comments