Columbus Partnership

The streets of downtown Columbus, here at Broad and High, are empty as all non-essential businesses in the state are closed on March 25, 2020.
Ryan Hitchcock / WOSU

This week’s stay-at-home order has pared back much of Central Ohio’s economic activity. But local businesses and non-profits are looking for ways to keep the gears turning.

Columbus Urban League president Stephanie Hightower at a press conference announcing Franklin County's new poverty reduction plan.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday announced a plan to reduce poverty in Central Ohio.

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

News that Amazon will build its new headquarters in the suburbs of New York City and Washington, D.C. came as no surprise to political and business leaders in Columbus. Though they're disappointed in the results, Columbus leaders hope to capitalize on the fact the city even qualified as a finalist.

Columbus Crew

Following a protest that brought thousands of Columbus Crew SC fans downtown, Columbus city leaders announced they will meet with the team's owners in the next couple weeks to convince them to stay.