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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.


U.S. cities and states start spending again | Businessweek

Recovering from the worst of the recession, Columbus is holding employment steady. It has been working on a $342 million... View Article


Westerville is one of America's friendliest towns | Forbes

The list, which ranks Westerville No. 5, considers percentage of owner-occupied homes, crime rate, charitable giving and percentage of college... View Article


Columbus named Top 10 city for military veterans | Columbus Business First

Ranked No. 9, Columbus was lauded for its defense contracting and government jobs, as well as occupations that align with... View Article


Columbus named one of the most competitive cities for job creation | The Atlantic Cities

Ranked in the top 20, Columbus is considered one of the "cities that can show us how to create jobs."


The best cities for working mothers | Forbes

Ranked No. 1 on the list, Columbus boasts higher than average salaries for women, who account for over 44 percent... View Article


Columbus ranked the No. 1 business location | Three Scale Research

Columbus has been ranked the most favorable business location with accessibility to the American market. Columbus is within 500 miles... View Article


The world's leading cities for fashion | The Atlantic Cities

Columbus is no. 3 among top large metros for fashion designers. With 518 designers, Columbus' location quotient for the occupation... View Article


Columbus alone among big Ohio cities in population gain | Columbus Business First

Columbus had 1.3 percent increase in population between April 2010 and July 2011, with 797,434 residents, more than double the... View Article


Ohio State makes list of top gay-friendly campuses | Columbus Business First

The Ohio State University is ranked in the top 25 of 339 LGBT-friendly campuses in the U.S.


The new places where America's tech future is taking shape | New Geography

Columbus ranks in the top 15 of large U.S. metros with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) occupations, having seen... View Article