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Opinion: Do Columbus Officials Want Amazon’s HQ2 in Franklinton?

Craig Wise Craig Wise Opinion: Do Columbus Officials Want Amazon’s HQ2 in Franklinton?

If based on the political abuse and avoidance history of Franklinton over the last 207 years, no they do not. It is almost like local politicians are scared of any company that could bring 50,000 new jobs to town because that company could suddenly have enough political and business clout to take economic control of […]

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Scioto Peninsula: Buckingham Companies Out, CDDC to be Master Developer

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scioto Peninsula: Buckingham Companies Out, CDDC to be Master Developer

The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) revealed a major change to its plans for the Scioto Peninsula today. Buckingham Companies, the Indianapolis-based developer that was chosen late last year to build out the 21-acre site, is no longer attached to the project. Instead, the CDDC will assume the role of master developer and will work […]

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The Mid-Sized Cities on Amazon’s HQ2 List Might Have the Best Shot

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Mid-Sized Cities on Amazon’s HQ2 List Might Have the Best Shot

“Overlook us at your own peril.” Steve Schoeny, Director of the Columbus Department of Development, didn’t mince words when talking about the Amazon HQ2 proposal announcement on a phone call with Columbus Underground yesterday afternoon. His quote above was in direct response to the reaction by national media outlets like The New York Times that […]

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Yes, The Amazon HQ2 Project Would Increase Your Rent

Walker Evans Walker Evans Yes, The Amazon HQ2 Project Would Increase Your Rent

Yesterday, it was revealed that Columbus was one of the top 20 finalist cities to make the short list of site locations where Amazon may build its new $5 billion HQ2 project. We don’t know when the final announcement will be made as to which city will be selected, but we do know that any […]

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Columbus Makes Finalist List for Amazon HQ2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Makes Finalist List for Amazon HQ2

Columbus, along with 19 other North American cities, has made the finalist list for the $5 billion Amazon HQ2 mega-project that will add eight million square feet of office space and bring 50,000 high-paying jobs to one city. Columbus is the only city in Ohio to make the cut. Other cities and regions still in […]

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Columbus Submits Proposal for Amazon HQ2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Submits Proposal for Amazon HQ2

After plenty of local speculation, the City of Columbus has formally submitted a proposal for the construction of Amazon’s second headquarters project, which could include up to eight million square feet of office space and 50,000 new high-paying jobs. “The City of Columbus submitted a proposal in response to Amazon’s request for proposals for the […]

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Columbus Ranked #2 “Company Town” in US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked #2 “Company Town” in US

Columbus is often mistakenly referred to as a “college town” under the assumption that the population of The Ohio State University dominates the city’s total population (it actually only makes up around seven percent). Instead, a new article in the Seattle Times provides a different kind on moniker… “Company Town”. According to the article, Seattle […]

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