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Launching Your Business in Columbus

  Launching Your Business in Columbus

What do Jack Ma, Robin Li, Wang Jianlin all have in common? They all started as entrepreneurs and have built their own businesses. And now they are among the richest men in the world. Could you be the next? The Columbus region is home to a thriving business and entrepreneurial community ready to help you […]

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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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Frustration Grows at Lack of Progress on Westland Mall Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Frustration Grows at Lack of Progress on Westland Mall Site

Frustration is growing on the West Side as the another year passes with no movement on the Westland Mall site. Although it looked like demolition of the mall was imminent last December — when Franklin Township officials cited the property’s owner for a series of code violations — those issues were resolved a short time later and the mall […]

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Ohio Automotive Industry Moves Toward Lighter, Cleaner Cars

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Automotive Industry Moves Toward Lighter, Cleaner Cars

Ohio’s composites industry is getting some investment in hopes that research will give domestic car makers the technology to build lightweight cars that take alternative, cleaner fuel. The investment comes from a partnership between JobsOhio, the state’s non-profit corporation aimed at wooing outside businesses to bring jobs and money to Ohio, and Tennessee’s Institute of […]

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Massive Rogue Fitness Facility Starting to Take Shape in Milo-Grogan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Massive Rogue Fitness Facility Starting to Take Shape in Milo-Grogan

The scale of what is being built at the southwest corner of East Fifth and Cleveland avenues is beginning to sink in, both for neighbors of the site and for the many people who pass through the busy intersection on a daily basis. Enormous concrete walls show the footprint of what will eventually be a […]

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Job Training Service Provides Bridge to Competitive Employment

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Job Training Service Provides Bridge to Competitive Employment

Opportunities for independence are expanding for people with disabilities. It has started with the gradual phasing out of sheltered workshops, where individuals with disabilities have traditionally been tucked away, isolated from the rest of the community. These workshops aren’t shutting down; many people will remain there as they have for years. But workshops are closing […]

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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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