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AMERICA’S NEW TECH HUBS? LOOK TO ITS SMALL CITIES

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 […]

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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 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