The Columbus Region receives national and international acclaim from a variety of sources for our business climate, quality of life and affordability. Below are some of the most recent accolades.
According to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, The Ohio State University offers a vast array of top graduate and professional programs, with 15 ranked in the top 10 and three ranked best in the nation.
Ohio was one of the top states for corporate expansions last year, with several cities landing multiple projects, according to Site Selection magazine’s widely watched annual rankings.
In today’s highly connected society, consumers in metropolitan markets across the US are becoming even more dependent on their smartphones. Mobile users expect an always-on experience and demand that mobile carriers provide a fast and reliable experience everywhere they go. While network performance is generally strong in major markets across the country, our data shows... View Article
From a daredevil nurse who saves lives at 2,000 feet to an innovative market that provides food pantry clients with fresh produce, this year’s honorees remind us how fortunate we are when it comes to healthcare in central Ohio. When it comes to healthcare, central Ohio is rich. We’ve got four highly regarded health systems... View Article
Several major Central Ohio employers have been named to a nationwide list of the best places to work.
You can always find the largest utilities in the country—the biggest regional and multi-state power players—on any top utilities list based on installed power capacity. But if you use size as your primary criteria, be prepared to make some last-minute edits to the list: as we were going to press last year with our Editor’s... View Article
AAA on Thursday announced its annual Diamond awards and, for the 24th straight year, The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro earned its Four Diamond designation as did M at Miranova, which was honored for the 13th straight year.
The number one Columbus attraction on TripAdvisor isn’t on the Experience Columbus website. In fact, until a recent phone call, reps from the city’s tourism bureau didn’t know the place existed.
Columbus distillery Middle West Spirits received the Innovation Award for Whiskey from the American Craft Spirits Association.
WalletHub compared all 50 across 54 key indicators of affordability, economic well-being, quality of education and health, and quality of life.
The Japanese automaker employs nearly 7,000 workers in Union County and nearly 4,000 in neighboring Logan County. Both counties also are home to other foreign companies that provide parts and supplies to Honda.
Speedwell & Yarrow is one of just 10 companies in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to participate in the accelerator that kicks off this week.
Columbus’ thriving workforce and diversified economy is competitive with metros of much larger sizes – assuring present success and signaling future gains.
Root Insurance is added to the list for its dedication to helping the under-served save more.
Columbus earned a spot on the list of the best places to travel in 2019 for its vibrant downtown, lush gardens, and beautiful parks.
Leaders of Columbus restaurant companies Wendy’s and White Castle are recognized nationally for their significant achievements.
The Business Journals’ Influencers series spotlights 100 executives who stand to be in the headlines throughout 2019 in cities across the country.
Short North Stage won eight Roundtable awards for four 2018 shows, including Outstanding Professional Musical Production for “La Cage aux Folles,” Outstanding Professional Play Production for “The Mountaintop” and best professional ensemble cast for “Hair.”
Nina West, portrayed by Andrew Levitt (a Columbus Business First 40 under 40 honoree in 2018), has been named one of 14 contestants on the upcoming season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
In 2018, three of the city’s startups — Root Insurance, Beam Dental, and Olive, raised the three largest VC rounds of any Ohio tech startup, excluding the state’s health care startups.This followed the 2017 acquisition of Columbus’ CoverMyMeds by San Francisco’s McKesson for $1.1 billion.
Columbus is home to one of the 10 Best Bourbons Beyond Kentucky, according to Forbes. Watershed Bourbon was placed on that list by writer George Koutsakis for its “unique four-grain mash bill.”
Jobs like nurses, physician aides, information security analysts and research analysts will grow by 78,007 positions from 2018 to 2023, according to the report, which ranks jobs in three wage tiers — high, middle and low.
Buzzfeed Bring Me’s video showcases DogHouse’s in-room beer taps, shower beer fridges, check-in desk that doubles as a bar, beer museum, and perhaps best of all, the fact that the entire joint is dog-friendly.
Ohio got its highest marks for the high-school graduation rate — a benchmark that state lawmakers recently softened to ensure that more students receive their diploma — and children with at least one parent employed.
The ranking was based on general business climate/opportunity, number of female-owned businesses, economic and financial health, and safety and well-being for women in each state.
With a revitalized riverfront and booming downtown, Columbus is already one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities.
To determine the best markets for STEM professionals, WalletHub compared the 100 largest metro areas across 20 key metrics, including per-capita job openings for STEM graduates and annual median wage growth for STEM jobs.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur plotting to launch a startup or a CEO strategizing where to put another office, knowing where the next hot city is would be a game changer.
To say 2018 was a big year for Pursuit Founder Nate DeMars is really an understatement. Expansions and historic partnerships marked a calendar year full of accomplishments. Pursuit started the year on the global stage with a partnership to outfit the USA Men’s Curling Team for the 2018 Winter Olympics. DeMars and his team also helped to... View Article
The cost of living is 155 percent higher in New York City. Could you imagine moving there from Columbus and earning less? According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 86 jobs whose average pay is higher here than in the Big Apple.
Columbus is a city of neighborhoods, as Mayor Andrew Ginther loves to proclaim. Each has its own unique characteristics, its own set of amenities and its own challenges to overcome. We survey our readers and editors each year to help select the top neighborhood in the city, generally focusing on its overall livability. And for... View Article
It was an eventful year for business news in Central Ohio, with some dramatic twists, inspiring stories and plenty of surprises. Here are the top stories we’ve worked on during 2018, a list that was hard to narrow down.
The billion-dollar startup that by far has raised the most venture capital backing in Central Ohio since the 1990s had not one but two of the biggest rounds of 2018 after unofficially leading last year’s pack. Root Inc. raised $51 million in March and $100 million in August. The second round set a unicorn-level valuation of $1 billion for... View Article
Having spent the first year of its four-year smart city program working behind the scenes and conducting research, 2018 has been the year of Columbus introducing new city features and initiatives, including transit updates and efforts to battle climate change.
Columbus, despite not bringing Amazon’s new headquarters to the area, has lower unemployment and faster labor-force growth than the winners.
Ohio State University has cracked the Big Ten’s top 10 for licensing income from technology developed by faculty and staff.
Money Magazine lists Columbus as a top city in local attractions, iconic neighborhoods, a relatively low cost of living, and promising job growth.
The award highlights a business or industry who demonstrated substantial efforts to enhance the environment through reducing, reusing, recycling, and beautification within the business/industry and their community.
Transitioning back into civilian life can be a daunting final mission for Veterans and military families.