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Columbus Region Has Added 150,000 Jobs Since 2010

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Region Has Added 150,000 Jobs Since 2010

In 2010, the regional economic development group known as Columbus 2020 set out with some ambitious goals, one of which was to add 150,000 net new jobs to the 11-county area surrounding Columbus. Today, the group announced that they’ve achieved that goal, two years ahead of schedule. “We selected the 150,000 net new jobs goal […]

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Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Last week, representatives from the Smart Columbus program unveiled plans to open the Smart Columbus Experience Center along the Scioto Mile this summer, showcasing the program’s tech-centric transportation initiatives. “Our future is going to be big in ways that have yet to be imagined,” stated Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. “Technology and innovation in transportation will grow […]

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Two City Parks on the Table for Crew Stadium Relocation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two City Parks on the Table for Crew Stadium Relocation

An open letter released today from Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and Columbus Partnership CEO Alex Fischer outlines more details on the ongoing efforts to retain the Columbus Crew SC soccer team after owner Anthony Precourt made it known in October that he is looking to relocate the team to a new city. Within that letter […]

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Columbus Leaders Pen Open Letter to Crew Ownership to Discuss Partnership

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Leaders Pen Open Letter to Crew Ownership to Discuss Partnership

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther released the following statement today to show continued support for retaining the Columbus Crew SC soccer team in the city. The full letter — signed by both Ginther and Columbus Partnership CEO Alex Fischer — can also be found below. About the Crew Successful community investments are done through partnerships. Smart […]

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Local Leaders Disappointed After Talks to Keep Crew in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Leaders Disappointed After Talks to Keep Crew in Columbus

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and Columbus Partnership CEO Alex Fischer met today in New York with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt, and according to a press release the meeting did not go well. “It is clear the MLS and ownership did not come to the meeting willing to commit to […]

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City Leaders Respond to Columbus Crew Relocation Announcement

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Leaders Respond to Columbus Crew Relocation Announcement

Earlier today, Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt announced that he was exploring plans to relocate his soccer team, either into a new stadium in Columbus, or to another city — most likely Austin. “Despite our investments and efforts, the current course is not sustainable,” said Precourt. “This Club has ambition to be a standard […]

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With Focus on New Technologies, is Push for Rail in Columbus Losing Steam?

Brent Warren Brent Warren With Focus on New Technologies, is Push for Rail in Columbus Losing Steam?

Ask anyone involved in Columbus’ successful Smart City bid, and they will say that it was an extraordinary group effort – the region’s business, political and institutional leaders “stacked hands” to demonstrate a level of support for actually carrying out the high-tech ideas laid out in the application that was unmatched by any other city. Nothing […]

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