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Coleman Government Center is Nearly Open for Business

Walker Evans Walker Evans Coleman Government Center is Nearly Open for Business

City and civic leaders gathered yesterday to christen the new eight-story City of Columbus office building at 111 N. Front St. as the Michael B. Coleman Government Center, named after the city’s most recent former mayor. “Much of the city’s success today can be traced directly to the courage and leadership of Mayor Coleman,” stated current […]

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What Makes Columbus Work?

Walker Evans Walker Evans What Makes Columbus Work?

Three local leaders took the stage this morning at the CEOs for Cities National Meeting, currently being held here in Columbus, to briefly discuss what makes Columbus work. In short, it’s all about collaboration. “The beginning of the Columbus Partnership created an environment for people to build relationships with each other — from there, a […]

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Columbus Makes Its Pitch for $40 Million “Smart City” Grant

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Makes Its Pitch for $40 Million “Smart City” Grant

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in town yesterday to talk about the “Smart City Challenge,” a national competition that will award up to $40 million to the city judged to have the best ideas for utilizing technology to improve its transportation network. Columbus was one of seven cities named as finalists for the award […]

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Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Friday was a day of political engagement as the Columbus Chamber of Commerce put on their 11th annual Government Day. Local and state party leaders, political strategists and local business owners discussed many of the main challenges Columbus is presently facing — from lack of faith in the school system to shortcomings in public transportation […]

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New City Office Building to be Named After Former Mayor Coleman

Walker Evans Walker Evans New City Office Building to be Named After Former Mayor Coleman

A new eight story building is under construction at the southwest corner of Front and Long Streets Downtown, which will host new offices for multiple City of Columbus departments, including Building and Zoning services, Public Service, Development, and Public Utilities. Another thing it will host is the name of former mayor Michael B. Coleman, as […]

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Local Political Update: Appointments, Elections & Endorsements

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Political Update: Appointments, Elections & Endorsements

While the majority of our collective political attention spans will be directed at the Presidential race in 2016, there’s still quite a bit of local and regional political news on the horizon. If you mentally checked out over the past couple of weeks — either for holiday celebrations or for repeat viewings of Star Wars […]

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Mayor Coleman to Join Law Firm Ice Miller in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Coleman to Join Law Firm Ice Miller in 2016

After 16 years serving as the Mayor of the City of Columbus, Michael B. Coleman announced today that he will be joining the local offices of Indianapolis-based law firm Ice Miller. Coleman will complete his term as Mayor at the end of the year, and will join Ice Miller as the Director of Business and Government […]

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