Businesses along State Route 161 in North Columbus have struggled over the past decade but things may be improving. A key factor was the closure of some crime-ridden hotels. Area leaders welcome the clean-up but vow to press on for better businesses and safer access for shoppers.
Craft beer seems to be booming in Central Ohio, with breweries opening all over the place. As part of WOSU’s Curious Cbus Project, one listener wanted to know what was going on with craft brewing. So it was time to hit the streets to find out.
Columbus Commons is five years old. The downtown development includes a six-acre park surrounded by residential and commercial space. It opened with high expectations, and we tried to find out if it’s lived up to the hype.
This story is part of the Curious Cbus project. You ask the questions, you vote on one of the questions, and we answer. To ask your question, visit wosu.org/curious.
The Port Columbus Airport has witnessed the evolution of aviation throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries, and soon it could see another change honoring Ohio’s historical connection to air travel.
The City of Columbus has long used property tax breaks to encourage economic development and revitalize struggling areas. But the city continues to hand out tax breaks to developers and owners of expensive homes in some of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods - like the Short North.
A fight over whether Ohio can impose business taxes on companies that do millions of dollars of business in the state but have no stores or buildings on the ground has reached the state's Supreme Court.
Regulators have approved a pair of deals that allow FirstEnergy and AEP to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers in Ohio to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants.
Honda will build its second generation top-of-the-line car in Ohio instead of Japan. So-called supercars generally are built in a manufacturer's home country, but Honda said the U.S. is the 2017 NSX home.
According to the U.S Census Bureau, the number of foreign-born residents of Franklin County has increased from three and a half percent from 1990 to almost ten percent in 2013. Join us this hour to discuss the economic impact of a more diverse city.
Local economic experts predict strong job growth in central Ohio this year.
Economist Bill Lafayette predicts 2.2 percent job growth for central Ohio in 2016, which would mean about 22,000 jobs. Columbus has exceeded the state and nation for job creation. Lafayette says central Ohio employment is up nearly 14 percent from 2010.
A recent report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services showed a new record high in the number of job openings in the state. Yet, as the region's employment growth exceeds the national average, Columbus is weak on starting new businesses. Coming up, the economic forecast for central Ohio in 2016.