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An Alternate Universe of Shopping, in Ohio

By David Gelles · October 14, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was a scorching day outside, hot even for late summer in Ohio, and yet I was freezing. I had stepped inside the EB Ice Box, a meat-locker-like display at the Eddie Bauer store here that was cooled to 13 degrees Fahrenheit. The metal-sheathed room looked out […]

By |January 8th, 2018|In the News|0 Comments

Columbus ranks No. 3 in small-business growth gauge

By Mark Williams · October 19, 2017

Columbus is among the top metropolitan areas in the country by one measure of small business growth.

The study from the Kauffman Foundation, looking at the nation’s 40 biggest metro areas, puts central Ohio at No. 3 trailing only No. 1 Washington, D.C., and No. 2 Austin, Texas. Columbus’ ranking is […]

By |November 21st, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland among top 10 cities for finding and enjoying a job – Glassdoor report

By Carrie Ghose · September 13, 2017

Columbus is the seventh-best metropolitan area in the United States for finding a satisfying job in a livable city, according to the latest ranking by workplace review website Glassdoor.

The capital city is followed in the top 10 by Cincinnati and Cleveland in the Best Cities for Jobs index – scored […]

By |November 21st, 2017|In the News|0 Comments


By The Daily Dose · September 28, 2017
Exposed pipes run above a pod of hot desks, crammed with hoodie-clad software engineers tapping at their laptops. Though millions of dollars are being generated here, it’s not your typical corporate environment; the buzzy room is brightened by floor-to-ceiling windows, bean-bag breakout areas and a scattering of succulents. In […]

By |October 10th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Sign of the Times: Columbus Wins Facebook

Facebook deal shows central Ohio has joined the big leagues.

By Jeff Bell · September 25, 2017

Persistence paid off big time for New Albany in its pursuit of a $750 million Facebook data center project that will bring about 100 high-paying jobs to the city and burnish central Ohio’s growing reputation as a go-to region for companies […]

By |October 10th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Columbus connection named as finalist for Hyperloop transportation

By Kimball Perry · September 14, 2017

Tired of commuting between his Dublin home and Chicago office, Tim Powell is excited about how Hyperloop One could help him — but he has lots of questions.

“Is it safe? Would I throw up?” Powell, 45, asked.

Powell and central Ohio inched closer Thursday to getting to Chicago in 29 minutes using the […]

By |October 10th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

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, while the one from two weeks ago was put together by, 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