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Economic news breaks every day in the Columbus Region. Our list of economic partners is expanding as new companies come aboard. Those partners are taking advantage of the business-friendly environment in the region and are adding new locations, expanding their workforce, introducing new products, hosting events & more.

Stay connected with the exciting economic development wins in the Columbus Region. If your company has an economic win to share, contact Diana Yates with the details.

For a more in-depth analysis of the economic news, check out the Columbus Region’s Economic Development Matters blog for insights and analysis of these news releases.


Honda makes its 20 millionth Ohio-made vehicle | ABC6

Honda has made over 20 million vehicles in its Ohio auto plants according to a release from the company.


New film festival coming to Columbus in 2020 | ABC6

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) announced a new film festival called “Cinema Columbus,” happening May 7-17.


Columbus State’s recipe for growing Central Ohio’s workforce | Columbus Business First

Central Ohio employers are collaborating with Columbus State to put degrees in workers’ hands and close the skills gap.


Why AT&T could be the big winner at this year’s CES | Barron’s

The big winner at this year’s CES might just be AT&T (ticker: T).


Columbus ranked a top 5 U.S. city for work-life balance | SmartAsset

Columbus comes in second in U.S. cities for best work-life balance.


Why Mayor Ginther and local tourism officials are in San Francisco this week | Columbus Business First

Columbus has three years until it hosts its next high-profile gathering of convention planners, but local tourism officials and Mayor Andrew... View Article


2019 a record year for Port Authority in Licking County | Whiz

Rick Platt says the Heath-Newark-Licking Co. Port Authority had a really good year in 2019. He should know, he’s in... View Article


Marion Technical College spring enrollment up 10.8% | Marion Star

Marion Technical College (MTC) experienced a 10.8 percent increase in student enrollment when the spring semester began on Monday of this... View Article


Self-Driving shuttles to roam the streets of Linden, Ohio | Government Technology

Self-driving shuttles are scheduled to start traveling in Linden in late January.


Alaska Airlines announces a second nonstop service from Columbus to Seattle | Columbus Underground

Alaska Airlines has announced a second daily nonstop Seattle flight to John Glenn Columbus International Airport this summer.