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More people are visiting Columbus and are staying longer | The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus saw nearly 40 million visitors last year, a 1.5 percent increase over 2015.
topic-tourism  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
yesterday by cbusregion
Abercrombie & Fitch sets sights on Chinese market with new store on Alibaba | The Street
Abercrombie is taking advantage of the 454 million annual active buyers across all of Alibaba's platforms, including Tmall.
ind-international-business  ind-retail  ind-HQ  ind-fashion  loc-new-albany  county-franklin 
yesterday by cbusregion
Marketing veterans start branding and consulting firm in Columbus | Columbus Business First
Although VENN officially launched last week, the founders have been working to build a client list over the past year.
ind-business-services  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
yesterday by cbusregion
Why two California tech startups are building sales teams in the Columbus Region | Columbus Business First
Los Angeles-based FloQast Inc. and San Francisco-based Seal Software Inc. each have hired sales chiefs to open offices in Dublin.
loc-dublin  county-franklin  ind-high-growth  ind-business-services 
2 days ago by cbusregion
Frontier plans to offer service to Austin, Tampa | The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Regional Airport Authority's chief commercial officer calls the announcement “a good sign that Frontier is having a good response from the market.”
topic-transportation  loc-columbus  county-franklin  org-craa 
2 days ago by cbusregion
Steady growth cultivates building boom in Columbus | Multi-Housing News
The multifamily market is expanding in the area, which has been an economic standout in Ohio and the Midwest.
topic-real-estate  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
2 days ago by cbusregion
Sentry Global opening office in Dublin | The Columbus Dispatch
Sentry supports thousands of data- and voice-network users at midsized businesses and organizations in the Southwest and Midwest.
ind-IT  ind-science-and-technology  loc-dublin  county-franklin 
2 days ago by cbusregion
Commissioners to show off Franklin County during national convention | The Columbus Dispatch
“We chose Franklin County because Franklin County is doing a lot of innovative work,” said the spokesman for the National Association of Counties.
topic-tourism  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
2 days ago by cbusregion
Columbus' travel and tourism industry continues to grow | Columbus Business First
With the help of the 195 conventions, sporting events and meetings, the number of travelers this quarter increased from the same period last year.
topic-tourism  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
2 days ago by cbusregion
Out-of-state developer planning spec warehouse at Rickenbacker | Columbus Business First
Meritex Enterprises plans a $10.3 million spec warehouse next to another it owns near Rickenbacker International Airport.
topic-construction  ind-logistics  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
8 days ago by cbusregion
Columbus under construction to become America's first 'smart city' | Fox News
As the Smart City Challenge winner, Columbus is a living laboratory and defining what it means to be a smart city.
topic-smart-city  topic-transportation  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
8 days ago by cbusregion
Honda and Columbus State officials talk U.S. jobs gap at Congress | Columbus Business First
Honda partners with Columbus State on a program that allows students to work three days a week at Honda and study two days at the college.
topic-partnerships  topic-workforce  loc-marysville  loc-columbus  county-union  county-franklin 
8 days ago by cbusregion
Work underway on new OhioHealth offices | Columbus Underground
When completed, the $89 million dollar development will house about 1,600 employees.
ind-healthcare  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
8 days ago by cbusregion
Anheuser-Busch celebrating local brewery with ‘Ohio’ beer label, open house | The Columbus Dispatch
Central Ohioans will get a rare glimpse inside Anheuser-Busch’s Columbus brewery as part of the brewer’s summer celebration.
ind-food-and-drink  ind-manufacturing  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
8 days ago by cbusregion
Franklin International expands in Columbus | Area Development
The company will invest $4.4 million to construct a new 12,500-square-foot R&D facility, add climate chambers and purchase new research equipment.
ind-HQ  ind-science-and-technology  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
11 days ago by cbusregion
Glue-maker expanding with polymer R&D lab in Columbus, adding chemist jobs | Columbus Business First
Franklin International is expanding its longtime Columbus headquarters by building a $4.4 million research and development lab.
ind-science-and-technology  ind-HQ  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
11 days ago by cbusregion
The City of Columbus gets smart | Forbes
Columbus wants to become a model for how an older American city can rewrite its infrastructure for the future.
topic-smart-city  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
15 days ago by cbusregion
Meet the new exec overseeing development at John Glenn International and Rickenbacker | Columbus Business First
Aviation industry veteran Shannetta Griffin will join the Columbus Regional Airport Authority as chief development officer in July.
ind-logistics  org-craa  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
15 days ago by cbusregion
Ohio State is more popular than ever, with another record year for applications | Columbus Business First
The university received 52,425 new first-year student applications for the 2017-18 school year that starts in August.
topic-education  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
15 days ago by cbusregion
Volleyball events find a home in Columbus | The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus’ stature as a host city for volleyball is growing along with the sport.
topic-sports  topic-tourism  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
15 days ago by cbusregion
Sights and sites of change in Columbus | The Windy City Times
One of the undeniable constants of life is change—and nowhere was that more apparent than during a recent trip to Columbus.
topic-quality-of-life  topic-diversity  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
15 days ago by cbusregion
Event to help Ohio’s minority, women and small-business owners | The Columbus Dispatch
The first Ohio Municipalities Business Conference is slotted for Aug. 2-3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
topic-diversity  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
15 days ago by cbusregion
Exact, Macola Division is refreshed with a new leader and new software products | Columbus CEO
Originating in Marion, Macola has been dedicated to making complicated distribution processes easier since the late 1970s.
loc-dublin  county-franklin  ind-IT 
15 days ago by cbusregion
Aunt Flow, the Columbus startup bringing tampons to the world | WOSU
Claire Coder is a 20-year-old entrepreneur who started Aunt Flow with the mission to make sure all people have access to tampons.
ind-high-growth  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
15 days ago by cbusregion
Columbus as the future of warehouse and distribution center site selection | Logistics Management
Columbus serves as an example of where DCs are heading in the future thanks to increased integration between manufacturing and logistics operations—all driven by speed to market.
ind-logistics  ind-manufacturing  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
15 days ago by cbusregion
Online clothing retailer ELOQUII ready to open brick-and-mortar stores | The Columbus Dispatch
The plus-size fashion brand will go from “clicks to bricks” by opening a stores in Columbus, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
ind-fashion  ind-retail  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
15 days ago by cbusregion
Tech talent boomerangs to Midwest | USA Today
Talent is returning to the Midwest for the likes of Drive Capital, Root and more.
ind-high-growth  loc-columbus  county-franklin  topic-workforce 
22 days ago by cbusregion
New vision for Convention Center area includes pedestrian-only streets and more | Columbus Business First
Now that the Greater Columbus Convention Center's been spruced up, it's time to spiff up the neighborhood to the west.
topic-construction  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
22 days ago by cbusregion
Columbus health data analytics company doubles business in a year | Columbus Business First
Aver makes software and provides data analytics to help insurers financially reward hospitals and nursing homes for reduced costs and improved safety and quality in procedures.
ind-high-growth  ind-science-and-technology  ind-big-data  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
22 days ago by cbusregion
Columbus insurance tech company Beam raises $5M | Columbus Business First
The technology company with a complex business model combining a consumer hardware product with insurance benefits has raised $5 million from a single investor.
ind-science-and-technology  ind-high-growth  ind-healthcare  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
22 days ago by cbusregion
Express’ creative team moving into renovated historic digs | The Columbus Dispatch
The renovation project opened up long-closed windows, allowing natural light to flood the original brick walls, wood beams and floors.
ind-HQ  ind-fashion  ind-retail  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
22 days ago by cbusregion
Worthington Industries’ fiscal-year sales, net income rise | The Columbus Dispatch
Worthington posted a profit of $204.5 million for the fiscal year, up from $143.7 million in the prior year.
ind-HQ  ind-manufacturing  loc-worthington  county-franklin 
22 days ago by cbusregion
Worthington analytics firm Prosper looks at Alibaba’s Chinese shoppers | The Columbus Dispatch
Prosper Insights & Analytics has launched the Alibaba Shopper Intelligence service, a product designed to provide insights about Chinese shoppers and their preferences.
ind-big-data  ind-science-and-technology  loc-worthington  county-franklin 
22 days ago by cbusregion
Columbus emerging as leader in autonomous vehicle testing | USA Today
Goldman Sachs projects the market for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles will grow from $3 billion in 2015 to $96 billion in 2025 and $290 billion in 2035.
loc-columbus  county-franklin  topic-smart-city 
22 days ago by cbusregion
Columbus futurist Nancy Kramer embraces technology, Smart City | The Columbus Dispatch
When Columbus leaders put together the city’s bid for the Smart City competition, they turned to Nancy Kramer for help in selling the city to federal officials.
topic-smart-city  loc-columbus  county-franklin  ind-science-and-technology 
22 days ago by cbusregion
How DSW is expanding globally in a climate of shrinking retail | Footwear News
To cater to the needs of Oman customers, DSW broadened its assortment of sandals to suit a desert climate.
ind-HQ  ind-retail  ind-fashion  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
22 days ago by cbusregion
Abercrombie brand to reenter Hong Kong market | WWD
The company will roll out it new brand prototype store domestically with five additional locations.
ind-HQ  ind-fashion  ind-retail  loc-new-albany  county-franklin 
22 days ago by cbusregion
Memory chip seller adding 40 jobs in Columbus | Columbus Business First
King Memory is considering a second location as it gears up to branch into software development.
ind-IT  ind-science-and-technology  topic-job-growth  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
29 days ago by cbusregion
Ohio State 2.0: Embarking on a decade of massive change | Columbus Business First
What the university is doing now stretches across its campus, from the sparsely populated west campus to the beating heart that is North High Street.
topic-construction  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
29 days ago by cbusregion
Zipline Logistics' employee program results in lower turnover | Columbus Business First
The Columbus company has instituted leadership training programs to retain novice employees and develop emerging leaders.
topic-workforce  loc-columbus  county-franklin  ind-logistics 
29 days ago by cbusregion
Bike-sharing support center brings new jobs to Columbus | The Columbus Dispatch
Motivate, the New York-based company that runs Columbus bike-sharing service CoGo, announced it has opened a remote customer-service center.
ind-business-services  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
29 days ago by cbusregion
Columbus could be the next startup city | TechCrunch
"On the aggregate a city like Columbus is the model for the future," writes John Biggs.
ind-high-growth  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
29 days ago by cbusregion
Signs of growth seen high above Downtown skyline | The Columbus Dispatch
I think right now we can be coined the ‘Crane City,’” said Guy Worley, president and CEO of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation.
loc-columbus  county-franklin  topic-construction 
29 days ago by cbusregion
Zink Foodservice expanding menu with growing list of services, equipment | Columbus CEO
Columbus’ Zink Foodservice is one of the major manufacturers’ reps in the Midwest, and it has been for the last 40 years.
ind-food-and-drink  ind-business-services  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
29 days ago by cbusregion
Honda giving $1M to Nationwide Children's Hospital for mobility research | Columbus Business First
“We believe at Honda that our philanthropic gifts should benefit the communities where our associates live and work,” said Tom Shoupe, CEO of Honda of America.
ind-healthcare  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
29 days ago by cbusregion
COTA's $6.6 billion future: driverless vehicles, more routes | The Columbus Dispatch
By the end of July, COTA could adopt a plan that provides local public transportation more often to more places, likely using driverless buses.
topic-transportation  topic-smart-city  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
Grange looks to cover gap in ride-share insurance | The Columbus Dispatch
Grange, based in Columbus, is rolling out its new policy in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee.
ind-finance-and-insurance  ind-HQ  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
Best cities for gamers | WalletHub
Columbus ranks No. 15 overall and ranks No. 4 for lowest Internet cost.
topic-quality-of-life  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
Smart Corridor: ODOT begins installation of fiber-optic cable | This Week News
The 35 miles of fiber-optic cable underground along U.S. Route 33 will aid in the testing of smart vehicles.
topic-smart-city  loc-dublin  loc-east-liberty  county-franklin  county-union 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
VSPOne mass-produces eyeglass lenses to meet individual specs | The Columbus Dispatch
The business has about 225 employees at the location, which is near Rickenbacker International Airport. Last year, it produced about 725,000 pairs of glasses.
ind-manufacturing  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
Franklin County construction report paints picture of 'robust economy' | Columbus Business First
Estimated costs of construction in county areas outside Columbus increased by about $20 million in 2016 compared with the prior year.
county-franklin  topic-construction 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
New Big Lots near Grandview will be its first 'store of the future' | Columbus Business First
“We want it to be a fun, engaging shopping experience,” Vice President of Investor Relations Andy Regrut says. “We want it to be worth the trip.”
ind-HQ  ind-retail  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
Digital innovation lights the Fuse for better healthcare outcomes | MIT Sloan Management Review
Cardinal Health’s innovation center, Fuse, pairs engineers, designers, providers and customers in search of ideas for better healthcare outcomes.
ind-science-and-technology  ind-bioscience  ind-healthcare  loc-dublin  county-franklin 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
Car2Go expands area where its cars start and stop | The Columbus Dispatch
The car-sharing service announced that its members now can start and end trips in parts of the Near East Side, north Clintonville and the near South Side.
topic-transportation  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
In the Buckeye State, an innovative cybersecurity collaboration experiment takes root | Silicon Angle
Thanks to a thriving new experiment in corporate collaboration, Columbus is beginning to turn some heads in tech — in the increasingly challenging area of information security, no less.
ind-cybersecurity  ind-IT  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
Bigger Tuna helps people develop product ideas | The Columbus Dispatch
When people with big ideas need a little help — or even a lot of help — turning concepts into reality, there’s a company in Franklinton that knows what to do or can reel in others to assist.
ind-science-and-technology  ind-business-services  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
5 weeks ago by cbusregion
UnitedHealth Group adding 700 jobs in Dublin | Columbus Business First
“We are hiring more Ohioans to help make health care simpler, higher performing and more modern for people in Ohio and across the country,” UnitedHealth Group President Dave Wichmann said.
ind-healthcare  ind-business-services  loc-dublin  county-franklin 
6 weeks ago by cbusregion
New Wendy’s salad preceded by much mango research | The Packer
“Wendy’s took into consideration the necessary mango ripening process needed to serve a properly conditioned fruit for that fresh taste we know our consumers crave,” said Frank Vamos, director of brand communications for Wendy’s.
ind-HQ  ind-retail  loc-dublin  county-franklin 
6 weeks ago by cbusregion
25 Ohio companies make new Fortune 500 list, including 5 from Columbus Region | Columbus Business First
Cardinal Health became Ohio's top Fortune 500 company at No 15. Nationwide, American Electric Power, L Brands and Big Lots also made this year's Fortune 500 list.
ind-HQ  ind-finance-and-insurance  ind-retail  ind-healthcare  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
6 weeks ago by cbusregion
Why Worthington Industries spent big on Amtrol | Columbus Business First
The company views Amtrol as a sturdy peer that builds on what Worthington Industries already does and helps it expand into new markets and geographies.
ind-HQ  ind-manufacturing  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
6 weeks ago by cbusregion
What Smart Columbus means for mobility | Columbus CEO
Smart Columbus partners say the city’s urban-suburban ecosystem will help pave the way to a future of shared, electric, connected and autonomous vehicles.
topic-smart-city  loc-columbus  county-franklin  ind-automotive 
6 weeks ago by cbusregion
Smart Columbus: Who's making it happen and how | Columbus CEO
Those leading the charge for the Smart Columbus transportation initiative have plenty of work to do over the next three years, and they think they have the perfect place to get the job done.
topic-smart-city  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
6 weeks ago by cbusregion
Smart Columbus looks to draw the community into creating transportation of the future | Columbus CEO
Aggressive economic development goals were created for Columbus 2020 in the previous Gallery Walk, and the aspirations for what Smart Columbus will mean to this region are just as lofty.
topic-smart-city  loc-columbus  county-franklin 
6 weeks ago by cbusregion
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