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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.


Columbus insurance companies are disrupting the automotive space | Digital Journal

Columbus, Ohio insurance companies are disrupting the automotive space. As an example, Nationwide Insurance is partnering with Slice Labs to... View Article


Ohio tourism has banner 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio’s tourism industry generated a record $46 billion in visitor spending in 2018.


Root Insurance expands in Columbus, Ohio | Area Development

Root Insurance plans to expand its operations in Columbus, Ohio. The company expects to create 400 new jobs.


State Auto taps RPA to cut costs and transform its workforce | CIO

The 95-year-old insurance provider is modernizing business processes with robotic process automation, freeing up staff to help improve customer experience.


Abercrombie to test CBD products from Columbus cannabis retailer | Columbus Business First

Abercrombie & Fitch stores will test market CBD personal care products from Columbus cannabis retailer Green Growth Brands Inc.


More ‘micro’ apartments could open Downtown | The Columbus Dispatch

A vacant Downtown building could be turned into a mixed-use apartment complex with micro units.


Columbus is a top 10 City for new grads to live, work, play | lists the top 10 cities for graduates, and Columbus comes in at No. 3.


Save the Crew and Cameron Mitchell among this year’s ‘Expy’ award winners | The Columbus Dispatch

A local restaurant chain, a children’s garden and an effort to save a sports franchise are among the winners of... View Article


Tour OhioHealth’s new sunny riverfront headquarters | Columbus Business First

OhioHealth Corp. CEO Dave Blom said the system’s new headquarters exceeds his expectations for a “cultural hub” to unite far-flung workers and encourage... View Article


Ohio State awards degrees to record graduating class at spring commencement | The Columbus Dispatch

Family and friends flocked to Ohio Stadium to watch as the university awarded 12,213 degrees and certificates to its largest-ever... View Article