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Columbus Partnership Announces New CEO for 2022

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Partnership Announces New CEO for 2022

Last week the Columbus Partnership announced a change in leadership for the first time in 13 years with the news that CEO and President Alex Fischer would be exiting his role at the start of next year. Fischer will transition into an advisor position with the organization while Kenny McDonald steps into the role as new […]

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Columbus Partnership Buys Vacant Downtown Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Partnership Buys Vacant Downtown Building

The Columbus Partnership has bought a prominent building Downtown and plans to work with a local developer to renovate it. Some combination of retail, office and residential uses is likely for the seven-story building at 145 S. Front St., according to Alex Fischer, President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership. The organization first signed a […]

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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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