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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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Amazon Opens Pickup Location in University District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amazon Opens Pickup Location in University District

While many brick-and-mortar retailers have claimed that Amazon is part of the reason for sagging sales and massive store closures, Amazon is continuing to test news waters with brick-and-mortar concepts. First came the Locker Service at Polaris Mall, and as of today, Columbus now has its first Amazon pick-up store location at 2114 N. High […]

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Amazon Opening First Retail Pick-Up Store in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amazon Opening First Retail Pick-Up Store in Columbus

While Amazon.com has often been cited as the number one reason that many traditional brick-and-mortar stores are either shrinking or closing, it’s not preventing the ecommerce giant from entering into the traditional in-person shopping world in a big way. After recently launching its first regional Amazon Locker at Polaris, the company is bringing its first […]

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