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Census: Columbus is the 4th Fastest-Growing Big City in the US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Census: Columbus is the 4th Fastest-Growing Big City in the US

The U.S. Census released its official population estimates for cities across the country, and Columbus continues to boom. The city proper grew by a total of 15,429 people between 2016 and 2017, climbing to an estimated total of 879,170. The growth rate in Columbus represents a 1.79 percent year-over-year population increase, which is the fourth fastest percentage of […]

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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 Economy Poised for Continued Growth in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Economy Poised for Continued Growth in 2014

As the national economy continues to gradually strengthen, the story in Ohio continues to be a familiar one. The state as a whole is projected to continue to lag behind, while the Columbus metro area shines bright as a diamond in the rough with an above-average rate of employment growth. “Central Ohio recovered the last […]

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Franklin County was the Fastest Growing County in Ohio in 2012

 Stefanie Parks Franklin County was the Fastest Growing County in Ohio in 2012

This article is brought to you by the Schottenstein Real Estate Group. According to new census estimate data that was recently released, Franklin County led the state of Ohio in population growth in 2012. Additionally, the growth of Franklin County surpassed that of Delaware County, which was previously leading the state. We were curious whether […]

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Columbus is a Top 10 Best City for Finding Jobs

Walker Evans Walker Evans

According to a new study by U.S. News & World Report, Columbus was noted as one of the Top 10 cities in America for finding a job. Our strong healthcare, distribution, and technology industries are cited as a main reason that our city has managed to remain stable during the national economic recession. Other cities […]

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Dr. Bill LaFayette Explains the Columbus Economy

Walker Evans Walker Evans

We recently sat down with Dr. Bill LaFayette, the Vice President of Economic Analysis at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, to discuss a variety of topics related to the Columbus economy. Bill shares with us his professional insight and research on some of the most important job sectors in the region, the growing importance of […]

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