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The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

  The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

In a digitally-driven society, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin describes the birth of a new economic system that can address climate change and create a more equitable and empathic world. A Third Industrial Revolution is unfolding with the convergence of three pivotal technologies: an ultra-fast 5G communication internet, a renewable energy internet, and a […]

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70-Acres of Land For Sale on South Side of Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans 70-Acres of Land For Sale on South Side of Columbus

A new chapter is about to begin for a 70+ acre industrial site located at 2211 Parsons Ave. on the city’s South Side. The land was formerly home to metalworking factory Columbus Castings, which closed its doors in 2016 following a bankruptcy filling. Today, commercial real estate group CBRE has announced that they are working […]

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Opinion: Provide Jobs for All and End Poverty

Chuck Lynd Chuck Lynd Opinion: Provide Jobs for All and End Poverty

Over the past 40 years, corporate America has off-shored half our manufacturing base, almost all of our textile industry, and in recent decades even our high tech computing jobs have been moving overseas. Our own tech people are being asked to train their replacements abroad. Now we are being told that half the jobs remaining […]

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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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Pay Equity Plan Designed to Help Close Wage Gap in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pay Equity Plan Designed to Help Close Wage Gap in Columbus

Last Thursday, the Columbus Women’s Commission announced a new plan to help close the wage gap across genders and races in Columbus. The new plan, known in full as “The Columbus Commitment: Achieving Pay Equity” already has 60 organizations signed to the voluntary pledge. “We all know that investing in women strengthens the economic backbone of […]

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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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