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The Mid-Sized Cities on Amazon’s HQ2 List Might Have the Best Shot

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Mid-Sized Cities on Amazon’s HQ2 List Might Have the Best Shot

“Overlook us at your own peril.” Steve Schoeny, Director of the Columbus Department of Development, didn’t mince words when talking about the Amazon HQ2 proposal announcement on a phone call with Columbus Underground yesterday afternoon. His quote above was in direct response to the reaction by national media outlets like The New York Times that […]

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Yes, The Amazon HQ2 Project Would Increase Your Rent

Walker Evans Walker Evans Yes, The Amazon HQ2 Project Would Increase Your Rent

Yesterday, it was revealed that Columbus was one of the top 20 finalist cities to make the short list of site locations where Amazon may build its new $5 billion HQ2 project. We don’t know when the final announcement will be made as to which city will be selected, but we do know that any […]

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Pay Equity Plan Designed to Help Close Wage Gap in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pay Equity Plan Designed to Help Close Wage Gap in Columbus

Last Thursday, the Columbus Women’s Commission announced a new plan to help close the wage gap across genders and races in Columbus. The new plan, known in full as “The Columbus Commitment: Achieving Pay Equity” already has 60 organizations signed to the voluntary pledge. “We all know that investing in women strengthens the economic backbone of […]

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Columbus Submits Proposal for Amazon HQ2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Submits Proposal for Amazon HQ2

After plenty of local speculation, the City of Columbus has formally submitted a proposal for the construction of Amazon’s second headquarters project, which could include up to eight million square feet of office space and 50,000 new high-paying jobs. “The City of Columbus submitted a proposal in response to Amazon’s request for proposals for the […]

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Columbus Ranked #2 “Company Town” in US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked #2 “Company Town” in US

Columbus is often mistakenly referred to as a “college town” under the assumption that the population of The Ohio State University dominates the city’s total population (it actually only makes up around seven percent). Instead, a new article in the Seattle Times provides a different kind on moniker… “Company Town”. According to the article, Seattle […]

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NEXT: A Precarious Economy?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A Precarious Economy?

I was having lunch with a colleague the other day, when he told me about a plumbing problem that required an emergency visit by a plumber. The plumber immediately diagnosed the problem before it got worse, told my colleague the solution, and said it would cost $300. What was interesting, he said, was the way […]

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Columbus Ranked 8th Best City for College Grads

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked 8th Best City for College Grads

Are you a Millennial? Have you graduated from college? Then Columbus wants you to live here! According to a new study from Realtor.com, Columbus continues to score highly in the metrics that define what makes a city great for a new college graduate. The low median age of the city means that there are plenty of […]

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