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Community Needs Hearing

  Community Needs Hearing

The City and Columbus and Franklin county are going through the 2020-2024 consolidated planning process, which identifies priority needs in community development for funding from The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.) Please join us for a community meeting on April 1st to share the most pressing needs of your neighborhood. You can also […]

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Live2Lead Columbus!

  Live2Lead Columbus!

Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed half-day event!

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Council Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Tax Incentive Policies

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Council Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Tax Incentive Policies

Who: Councilmember Jaiza Page Councilmember Elizabeth Brown When: Wednesday, June 20, 5:00pm Where: Columbus City Hall Council Chambers 90 W. Broad Street What: Councilmember Jaiza Page, chair of the Economic Development and Small Business Committee and Councilmember Elizabeth Brown are hosting a public hearing on proposed changes to tax incentive policies in Columbus. These changes […]

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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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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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