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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.


Top of the List: Columbus’ largest commercial construction projects | Columbus Business First

Sports venues, hotels, data centers, apartments – there is certainly no dearth of cranes dotting the skyline around Central Ohio.... View Article


Columbus’ ‘virtual permit’ parking wins parking innovation award | Traffic Technology Today

The Parking Services Division for the City of Columbus in Ohio has won an Innovative Organization of the Year Award... View Article


Google breaks ground on $600 million data center in New Albany | 10TV

Google says it is set to break ground on its $600 million data center in New Albany, part of $13... View Article


Manufacturing is still thriving in Ohio | WOSU

But an industry advocacy organization says manufacturing remains a central driver of Ohio’s economy. Matthew Fieldman is the vice president... View Article


Columbus CEO’s best of business winners for 2019 | Columbus CEO

We are proud to be in our second decade of recognizing the region’s best-in-class businesses.


Plain City releases new mobile app | Marysville Journal-Tribune

Plain City residents have a new central hub for information regarding the village – an app.


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine renews self-driving car initiative | Transport Topics

Gov. Mike DeWine on Oct. 29 signed an executive order renewing DriveOhio, the state initiative promoting self-driving cars and other... View Article


Branch insurance startup launches in Columbus | Columbus CEO

Insurtech meets social enterprise in Branch, which aims to offer the fastest online quotes for bundled home-auto policies.


Here’s where Quantum Health is moving its headquarters | Columbus Business First

Quantum Health Inc. confirmed it will move 800 high-paying jobs and expected growth of 350 more to Dublin from Columbus,... View Article


New western Licking County water plant to help with area’s growth | Newark Advocate

The Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District opened its doors Friday afternoon to the facility, which at approximately 25,000 square feet, has been... View Article