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Amazon’s Treasure Truck Coming to Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Amazon’s Treasure Truck Coming to Columbus

Amazon has announced that its Treasure Truck service is coming to Columbus. The service offers a deal on one hand-picked, limited edition item per day via the Amazon.com app, where it can be picked up at a designated product pick-up spot. The service has been offered since 2015. This is the first time the service […]

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Opinion: The Bastardization of “Local”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: The Bastardization of “Local”

When you hear the term “local business,” what comes to mind? A mom-and-pop restaurant? A franchise owned by someone who lives in your neighborhood? A multi-billion dollar global corporation based on the other side of the country? The correct answer is “all of the above.” There are no formal guidelines for use of the word […]

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Amazon Selects NYC and Suburban DC for HQ2 Project

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amazon Selects NYC and Suburban DC for HQ2 Project

Ever since Columbus made the finalist list for the Amazon HQ2 bid back in January, there’s been a lot of buzz about how the city could transform if the project landed here. Many were excited about the increase in high-paying jobs, while others were not so excited about the increase in apartment rental rates. Regardless, […]

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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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