Columbus 2020, the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, has hired Amy Harman as director of marketing and communications. Harman will be responsible for leading the strategy development, management and execution of Columbus 2020 marketing programs.
AEP, one of the nation’s largest electricity producers, has announced plans to expand its operations in the Columbus Region, investing more than $125 million and creating 17 new jobs.
Prime Equipment Group, a leading manufacturer of poultry processing equipment, has announced plans to open a new facility in Columbus, Ohio, investing more than $6 million and creating 20 new jobs.
Smartrac Technology Group, a global leader in RFID products and IoT solutions, plans to significantly expand into the Region. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, will invest a substantial amount, resulting in 30 new jobs over the next three years.
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Columbus 2020 reports that a key goal to add 150,000 net new jobs has been achieved within the 11- county Columbus Region, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Air Waves LLC, a revolutionary e-commerce company providing specialized solutions to the apparel industry, has announced plans to expand its operations in Orange Township, Ohio, investing a total of $500,000 and creating 60 new jobs.
Hague Quality Water, a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment recently acquired by A. O. Smith Corporation, has announced plans to expand its operations in the Columbus Region, investing approximately $7 million and creating 70 new jobs over a three-year period.
Dollar Tree, Inc., North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores, announced plans for a new distribution center in Morrow County, Ohio. The company plans to invest more than $125 million into the project, while creating 400 new jobs. Dollar Tree will be the second largest employer in the county.
Fast Switch, LTD, one of the fastest growing, privately-held, IT staffing companies in the nation, announced plans to expand its presence in Dublin, Ohio, investing $225,000 and adding 75 new jobs. Hiring for developers and analysts, and cyber and help desk positions will begin in summer 2018.