Business & Economy

Job seekers at one of two fulfillment centers in Central Ohio.
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Columbus’ promises of big tax breaks and investments in transportation seem to have caught the attention of Amazon, which named the city one of 20 finalists for the site of its second corporate headquarters.

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Contractors believe 2018 will be a big year for projects from infrastructure improvements to corporate office updates. But a national survey shows one big challenge is set to stand in the way of these projects.

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Two-thirds of Appalachia's coal industry jobs have disappeared since the 1990s. Now the region is hoping tourism will help rebuild its economy by tapping into history and its rugged natural beauty.

The Future of Central Ohio's Economy

Jan 3, 2018
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A look at the state of the economy in Central Ohio and what to expect in 2018. Find out what opportunities for growth exist and what areas needed development.

While the tax reform law will provide tax cuts to Ohioans, those cuts may not provide the boost needed for future economic growth. Ohio State University economist Mark Partridge says Ohio's manufacturers may see some benefit, but investment in workers will do more.

As midnight strikes on New Year's Eve, many minimum wage workers will have an extra reason to celebrate: They'll be getting a raise.

In 18 states and 20 localities, lawmakers are forcing up the minimum wage on Jan. 1.

For years, a large number of state and local governments have been driving up wages in response to federal inaction. Congress has kept the federal minimum wage at $7.25 an hour since 2009.

Central Ohio Real Estate Market

Dec 26, 2017
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All across downtown Columbus, buildings are going up. New developments continue to break ground in the city's center. But real estate markets are booming all over the region. Coming up, a look at real estate market trends in Central Ohio.

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