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Report Explores Effectiveness of Current Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality Rate

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Report Explores Effectiveness of Current Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality Rate

While safe sleep has been the main priority in initiatives tackling Central Ohio’s devastating infant mortality rate, a new study reveals the ways these efforts need to change in order to make a real impact. Birth Equity — A Pathway Forward revisits the idea of addressing the social determinants of health to achieve better birth […]

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Changes Recommended for Tax Abatement Programs

Brent Warren Brent Warren Changes Recommended for Tax Abatement Programs

A new draft report takes a comprehensive look at how the City of Columbus incentivizes development and makes some recommendations on ways to change the system to benefit more neighborhoods. One of those recommendations calls for taking a portion of the benefit that developers currently get for building in the Short North and directing it […]

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Columbus Ranked #1 Real Estate Outlook in Midwest

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked #1 Real Estate Outlook in Midwest

The annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, compiled by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers, has some good news for Columbus. The city was ranked in the report as having the number one local outlook for the Midwest Region. That score is decided by local experts that rank and score cities based on overall […]

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Columbus Ranked 7th Least Religious City in The US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked 7th Least Religious City in The US

If you’re an atheist, agnostic or just plain unaffiliated with any religion, then you’re not alone. A new study from the Public Religion Research Institution revealed that 24% of Columbus locals self-identify as “unaffiliated” with any religious group. While that total number is certainly a minority compared to the 76% of residents who are religious, […]

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2014 Real Estate Report Provides Optimistic Future for Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2014 Real Estate Report Provides Optimistic Future for Central Ohio

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Columbus released their annual Real Estate Trends report last week, which provides insight from industry leaders on the state of residential, office, retail, industrial and mixed-use markets in the region. Overall, the report reveals that many real estate sectors are in strong recovery or growth phases. Unsurprisingly, rental housing development […]

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Columbus Ranked as #19 Most Competitive Metro

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked as #19 Most Competitive Metro

New Geography has a new post about data compiled by EMSI that lists the Most Competitive US Metro Areas Since 2010, and Columbus clocks in at a healthy #19. This study takes a look at job change from 2010 to 2012, industry mix, the relation to national economic growth and other quantitative factors. The only […]

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Report Says Columbus is Second Largest City with no Downtown Bike Lanes

Walker Evans Walker Evans Report Says Columbus is Second Largest City with no Downtown Bike Lanes

A new national report from the Alliance for Biking and Walking shows that Columbus has maintained it’s rank in 40th place out of the 51 largest US cities when analyze miles of bike infrastructure. The “Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.:2012 Benchmarking Report” also reveals that Columbus is now the second largest US city without any on-street […]

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