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Restaurants Might Feel Coronavirus Effects for Years To Come

Walker Evans Walker Evans Restaurants Might Feel Coronavirus Effects for Years To Come

It feels like an eternity, but local bars and restaurants have been closed for exactly three weeks since Ohio Governor Mike DeWine first issued a statewide closure on Sunday, March 15. Many have shuttered completely, while some have continued to operate with takeout and delivery options, and thousands of employees have lost their jobs. Ohioans […]

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Development and Construction Industries Already Seeing Impact of Coronavirus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development and Construction Industries Already Seeing Impact of Coronavirus

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Although many construction sites around Columbus are still buzzing with workers, significant disruptions from the Coronavirus pandemic have already been felt by developers, architects, construction workers, and others in the industry. Columbus Underground reached out to some local developers to get a sense […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Lack of Safety Net for Ohio Workers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Lack of Safety Net for Ohio Workers

By Joree Novotny According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3 in 10 American workers cannot take time off when they’re sick without losing wages or even their jobs. That number is much higher for workers in sectors like food service (4 in 5) and personal care/home health (3 in 4). Even fewer can take paid […]

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Amazon Selects NYC and Suburban DC for HQ2 Project

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amazon Selects NYC and Suburban DC for HQ2 Project

Ever since Columbus made the finalist list for the Amazon HQ2 bid back in January, there’s been a lot of buzz about how the city could transform if the project landed here. Many were excited about the increase in high-paying jobs, while others were not so excited about the increase in apartment rental rates. Regardless, […]

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Opinion: Do Columbus Officials Want Amazon’s HQ2 in Franklinton?

Craig Wise Craig Wise Opinion: Do Columbus Officials Want Amazon’s HQ2 in Franklinton?

If based on the political abuse and avoidance history of Franklinton over the last 207 years, no they do not. It is almost like local politicians are scared of any company that could bring 50,000 new jobs to town because that company could suddenly have enough political and business clout to take economic control of […]

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Columbus Named #2 Hottest Housing Market in US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Named #2 Hottest Housing Market in US

Columbus is both literally and figuratively hot right now. The heat index has been pushed into the triple digits this week, and the housing market was just rated the #2 hot spot in the country according to Realtor.com. “This is really the same story we have had the last few years — there’s not enough […]

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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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