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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 Lolli 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.


Ashville receives $500,000 grant for 2020 project | Circleville Herald

Ashville receives $500,000 grant for 2020 project.


Rickenbacker to improve runway with federal money | The Columbus Dispatch

Rickenbacker International Airport is slated to receive $15 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for airport improvements, including runway upgrades.


BrewDog craft beer airline adding round-trip flight from Columbus to Scotland | NBC4

BrewDog has announced it will be adding Edinburgh, Scotland as a stop from Columbus during a round-trip flight.


Eating, drinking and sightseeing with travel writers sent to discover Columbus | Experience Columbus

Travel writers from across the United States enjoy rooftops, cocktails and hipster havens during a tour hosted by Experience Columbus.


Columbus insurtech startup captures another big client | Columbus CEO

Columbus-based insurtech startup Bold Penguin has announced it’s snagged Cleveland-based Progressive Corp. as a client


Columbus 2020 team member Justin Bickle named a top 50 economic developer | Consultant Connect

Columbus 2020 team member Justin Bickle named a top 50 economic developer.


Ohio State University’s west campus transforming into tech R&D hub | Columbus CEO

Ohio State University has recommitted to developing its western reach at Kenny Road and Lane Avenue as a technology-focused center... View Article


New urban plan must offer equal opportunities for all | Columbus Underground

The Insight2050 plan presents a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life in Columbus in some very important neighborhoods... View Article


KIPP Columbus receives Amazon grant | Columbus CEO

Amazon’s Future Engineering Program will enrich KIPP’s STEM offerings.


Ohio State University’s engineering school ranks 27th best in the nation | The Center Square

Ohio State University’s engineering school finished in a tie for 27th in a ranking of best engineering program by U.S. News that... View Article