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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.


Small town charm of Downtown Logan | Logan Daily News

Growing up in Logan has its advantages and disadvantages. It’s a small town, the kind where you know your neighbors... View Article


Ohio is the No. 9 state for doing business | Area Development

Ohio is the No. 9 state for doing business.


OWU rises in U.S. News & World report rankings | Delaware Gazette

Ohio Wesleyan University moves up in two categories in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the nation’s 2020 Best... View Article


Crashing cars and playing with dummies: Inside Honda’s Ohio R&D facility | Columbus Business First

The 1.6-million-square-foot Honda facility in Raymond, a quick drive from the Marysville Auto Plant, is the manufacturer’s largest R&D operation... View Article


Airport renovation set to proceed | Mount Vernon News

Two Knox County Airport terminal projects and an airport electrical rewiring project are to start soon, now that the project... View Article


Ohio lands $7.5 million automated driving grant | Bellefontaine Examiner

Efforts of the Ohio’s federal legislators supporting a state grant application paid off as the U.S. Department of Transportation announced... View Article


Ohio’s $17M project to test AVs on rural roads | Smart Cities Dive

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded Ohio a $7.5 million grant to study the use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on... View Article


Chesterville holding annual Heritage Day Festival | Morrow County Sentinel

This village puts on a party Saturday, Oct. 5, with its 43rd annual Heritage Day Festival.


Denison partners with Smart Columbus, offering chance to test-drive cars | Newark Advocate

Denison partners with Smart Columbus to host the second annual Ride and Drive event around campus at 9 a.m. on... View Article


Jefferson Industries to add 150 jobs as part of West Jefferson expansion | The Columbus Dispatch

Jefferson Industries will create 150 jobs and invest $10.8 million as part of its plan to expand its West Jefferson... View Article