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Columbus Named one of America’s Next Boom Towns

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Named one of America’s Next Boom Towns

Forbes contributor Joel Kotkin published an article on Thursday, highlighting the country’s top metro areas for continued growth over the next decade. Columbus landed at 14th place on the list, and was the the only midwest metro other than Minneapolis to be recognized. The metrics used to determine the rankings weighed the cities based upon […]

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Opinion: The Short North’s Loss is the Rest of the City’s Gain

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: The Short North’s Loss is the Rest of the City’s Gain

When we broke the sad news of the closure of Rigsby’s Kitchen two weekends ago, we knew that the public response would include a mixture of shock, despair, and anger. Fans of the iconic Short North restaurant were rightfully upset to hear that the business had closed its doors for good. Some even went as […]

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Census: Columbus Ranked 13th Fastest Growing US City

Walker Evans Walker Evans Census: Columbus Ranked 13th Fastest Growing US City

Columbus is growing. Quickly. The US Census Bureau released initial estimates for the period running between July 2013 and July 2014 earlier this year, which showed the Columbus Metropolitan Area gaining 25,504 people and Franklin County gaining 17,559 people. Updated numbers released today for that same time period show the City of Columbus proper gaining 12,421 people, […]

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Columbus Region has Added 100,000 Jobs Since 2010

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Region has Added 100,000 Jobs Since 2010

Economic development organization Columbus 2020 announced today that the Central Ohio region has added a total of 106,000 net new jobs in the past five years. The organization set out with a mission in 2010 to support the creation of 150,000 jobs in ten years, which means they’ve surpassed their goals thus far. “When we […]

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Columbus Region Grows by Over 25,000 in Past Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Region Grows by Over 25,000 in Past Year

The US Census bureau released new population estimations this morning, and both Franklin County and the entire Columbus Metropolitan Area are continuing to grow at a rapid rate. According to the data, Franklin County added another 17,559 residents between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. The entire 10-county region added a total of 25,504 […]

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Residential Population Continues to Climb in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Residential Population Continues to Climb in Downtown Columbus

Approximately 7,080 people call Downtown Columbus home. While that number is still much lower than the all-time high of 30,000 residents in the 1950s, it’s still a significant improvement over the all-time low of 3,488 that was recorded just 15 years ago. The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District released their quarterly Downtown Economic Development Update […]

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Study Results Show Impact of Different Types of Development on Region

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Results Show Impact of Different Types of Development on Region

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission – along with partners Columbus 2020 and ULI Columbus – have released the final draft of their Insight2050 report. The aim of the study is to paint a detailed picture of four different growth scenarios for the region, providing public and private decision makers with a huge amount of […]

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