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.
With a revitalized riverfront and booming downtown, Columbus is already one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities.
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.
VASO at the AC Hotel Dublin is selected as the most beautifully designed bar in Ohio due to its sweeping views of the Scioto River.
Congratulations to this year’s Best Places to Work winners with 250 or more Central Ohio employees.
Columbus is one of eight cities to offer glimpses of the promise tech holds for contributing to inclusive prosperity.
Cities are chosen based on broadband connectivity, knowledge workforce, innovation, digital equality, sustainability and advocacy throughout the community.
Ohio has a leading-edge innovation ecosystem that is critical to aerospace companies, and its 200 universities and college campuses are training engineers and contributing to vital aerospace research.
To be eligible, companies have to be for-profit and privately held, averaging at least $1 million in revenue for the past three years.
The capital of the state of Ohio, it has the highest metropolitan concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in America and is the home of the research school The Ohio State University (OSU) and Battelle, the world’s biggest private research institute.
20 leaders under 40 that work to improve and advance Newark’s communities.
Columbus took the No. 1 spot on Forbes magazine’s list of emerging venture capital startup cities edging out the more traditional major cities with help from Ohio State’s presence among other factors.
Glassdoor compiled the list by ranking U.S. metros with the highest Glassdoor City Score, determined by weighing three factors equally: hiring opportunities, the cost of living and how satisfied employees are working there.
A program’s profitability can go a long way on campus, particularly when it comes to supporting less-profitable sports and student amenities. In some instances, the football largess can be significant enough to be directed back to the university in the form of scholarships, endowed faculty positions and new facilities.
Columbus has established a robust startup culture thanks in part to the role of venture funds for some of the city’s biggest companies. Nationwide, State Automobile Mutual Insurance and Grange Insurance all created funds in recent years to support startups.
The lineup of this year’s C-Suite Awards reads like a who’s who of top talent in the Columbus region, and while many of the names are familiar, we’re hoping you can learn something new about them in our profiles, which include portraits taken at the Columbus Museum of Art.
See the 10 essential restaurants that are illuminating the city’s dining scene.
The two big culprits for the slower job rate were the same sectors that were driving so much growth over the years: professional and business services, and private education and health care. Construction also has been weak.
The Columbus Region had five high schools rank for sending students to highly selective universities.
Columbus Business First has finalized the 2018 honorees in the region’s original and longest-running awards program honoring the Best Places to Work in Central Ohio.
Our annual aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings report is a guide to promising geographic locations for aerospace development. The index offers comparisons within the United States and globally as well, providing organizations with data they can leverage to help plan for the future.
The new first-year class on the Columbus campus comes in with a record-high average ACT score of 29.3. Of these students, 64 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes and 95 percent were in the top 25 percent of their high school classes.
Over 100 social entrepreneurs and community supporters came together to honor some of Central Ohio’s most impactful businesses at Aspire 2018.
In a series titled “The Death of Suburbia,” Business Insider previously explored the declining state of American suburbs. Reporters found millennials are doing everything they can to avoid suburban life, like living on a boat, to be closer to their jobs in big cities, and that over 800 golf courses, a suburban staple, have shuttered in a... View Article
Root Insurance, SafeChain and several Central Ohio entrepreneurs were among statewide winners of 2018 VentureOhio awards celebrating tech companies backed by risk capital.
The Business Journals’ Influencers: Finance spotlights 100 financial executives who are having an impact on business being done in communities across the nation.
This 3-year-old insurance company, which gained its Unicorn status after a $100 million funding round last month, uses A.I. to reward good drivers and deny bad ones. It plans to offer coverage nationwide, pending regulatory approvals, by the end of next year.
Campus Pride chose the thirty campuses this year based on their overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive benchmark measures.In order to be in the “Best of the Best” listing, an institution had to score the highest percentages in the LGBTQ-friendly benchmarks for policies, programs and practices.
Columbus, Ohio has become a hotbed for creativity, with innovative artisans upping the city’s cool factor. These 10 makers – some whose names you might recognize (Hello, Jeni!) and some who are about to make a name for themselves – represent the best of a city emerging as a top travel destination.