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Columbus Receives Low Ranking in Newest Prosperity Index

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Columbus Receives Low Ranking in Newest Prosperity Index

We love those city rankings lists. Columbus is a Smart City. Columbus is an Opportunity City. But all those smarts and opportunities don’t seem to add up to prosperity, according to the latest internet list relased last month. RENTcafe is a website operated by Yardi, an asset software developer. It’s just published a prosperity ranking […]

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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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Opinion: 5 Takeaways From The Holy Chicken Incident

Michael Jones Michael Jones Opinion: 5 Takeaways From The Holy Chicken Incident

Morgan Spurlock’s website lists his occupation as “writer, director and producer”. It could just as easily note, “raconteur, merry prankster and provocateur” based on past history. What hasn’t always been clear is his investigative methodology and the lengths that he is willing to go to prove a point. Spurlock’s announcement last week that his four […]

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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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Columbus Ranks #1 in Wage Growth in the US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranks #1 in Wage Growth in the US

CNN Money announced on Monday the top US cities with hourly wage growth, and Columbus topped the list with a 6.2% increase over last year. That rate is nearly triple the national average, which clocked in at 2.1% growth during the same time period. San Francisco wasn’t far behind in second place at 6.0% with […]

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Columbus Economy Poised for Continued Growth in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Economy Poised for Continued Growth in 2014

As the national economy continues to gradually strengthen, the story in Ohio continues to be a familiar one. The state as a whole is projected to continue to lag behind, while the Columbus metro area shines bright as a diamond in the rough with an above-average rate of employment growth. “Central Ohio recovered the last […]

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