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The Confluence Cast: MORPC’s William Murdock

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: MORPC’s William Murdock

Is Columbus ever going to get light rail? Is that what Columbus really needs? Reporter Brent Warren sat down with Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission Executive Director William Murdock to discuss the work that MORPC does, where the region is going, the difference between developing a plan and implementing it, and how to ignite the conversation […]

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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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Is Columbus Finally Embracing its “Tech City” Status?

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Is Columbus Finally Embracing its “Tech City” Status?

The path to launching a successful startup or tech career seems narrow and obscured, but local experts describe the Columbus tech scene as a roadmap, with the city having more express lanes to success than any other in the Midwest — or beyond. That’s the city’s message for potential talent. Tech talent, far from meeting […]

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Columbus Region has Added 100,000 Jobs Since 2010

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Region has Added 100,000 Jobs Since 2010

Economic development organization Columbus 2020 announced today that the Central Ohio region has added a total of 106,000 net new jobs in the past five years. The organization set out with a mission in 2010 to support the creation of 150,000 jobs in ten years, which means they’ve surpassed their goals thus far. “When we […]

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Diversification the Focus of Gee’s Last JobsOhio Meeting

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Diversification the Focus of Gee’s Last JobsOhio Meeting

At Tuesday’s JobsOhio Board Meeting, Governor John Kasich came to say hello and Gordon Gee came to say goodbye. This was Gee’s last meeting with JobsOhio, the nonprofit organization with the mission of encouraging investment and development throughout the state. Gee, who is currently serving as the president of West Virginia University, had been with […]

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The Future of Columbus – Will the Capital City Continue to Grow?

Jason Parks Jason Parks The Future of Columbus – Will the Capital City Continue to Grow?

This article is brought to you by the Schottenstein Real Estate Group. From world class shopping at Easton and fine dining in the Short North to professional hockey in the Arena District, the city of Columbus has grown immensely since the new millennium. Without Central Ohio’s growth, the state would be losing residents, according to […]

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200Columbus Celebrates Our City in 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans 200Columbus Celebrates Our City in 2012

If you weren’t aware that the City of Columbus is turning 200 years old in 2012, then you’re either a brand new resident or you’ve been living under a rock. But what exactly is being planned for our bicentennial celebration has been a bit more hazy and is only just now starting to be revealed. […]

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