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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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Ink Dries on Deal to Keep Crew SC in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ink Dries on Deal to Keep Crew SC in Columbus

It’s official — the Columbus Crew SC will remain in Columbus, operating under new ownership as of January 2019.  The deal was written in pencil back in October. Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, along with a local ownership group involving the Columbus Partnership and Pete Edwards Jr., would assume ownership of the Crew, freeing Precourt […]

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The Confluence Cast: Venture Capital

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Venture Capital

We’re talking about capital in the capital city. VentureOhio helps to facilitate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in our state, and their annual VentureReport takes a detailed look at Ohio investment activity and the people and companies putting Ohio on the map. I sat down with VentureOhio’s CEO Falon Donohue and Brad Mascho, the co-founder of local startup CrossChx […]

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Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Tuesday evening saw the gathering of local activist organizations outside the Bluestone on East Broad Street, where Mayor Andrew Ginther, members of Columbus City Council, and the Columbus Partnership were having their donor dinner. PJP member Amber Evans, who led the rally, described the Columbus Partnership as “a string of corporations, of businesses, of health […]

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The Confluence Cast: Create Columbus Commission

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Create Columbus Commission

This week, we’re talking about young professionals in Columbus. Specifically, the Create Columbus Commission. The group was originally chartered by Mayor Michael B. Coleman ten year ago to provide guidance on how to attract and retain young professionals to Columbus. Their grant program is in full swing for the year, with opportunities for social enterprise organizations, ideas, […]

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Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort

When Columbus was announced as the winner of the $40 million federal Smart City grant last summer, much was made of the additional $90 million in matching resources that were secured from local corporate and institutional partners. The city announced last week that it has secured additional commitments, growing the total pot of monetary and […]

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With Focus on New Technologies, is Push for Rail in Columbus Losing Steam?

Brent Warren Brent Warren With Focus on New Technologies, is Push for Rail in Columbus Losing Steam?

Ask anyone involved in Columbus’ successful Smart City bid, and they will say that it was an extraordinary group effort – the region’s business, political and institutional leaders “stacked hands” to demonstrate a level of support for actually carrying out the high-tech ideas laid out in the application that was unmatched by any other city. Nothing […]

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