Regional Spotlight

Regional Spotlight

With its proximity to downtown Columbus and The Ohio State University, it's arguable that Grandview Heights has long been an attractive bedroom community. But that wasn't good enough for city officials. They wanted businesses to take up residence there as...
As home to Anchor Hocking Co., Lancaster has long been identified as a manufacturing community. Recently, though, the city has begun touting its small business friendliness. Lancaster officials are quick to list the city's skilled workforce, proximity to several universities...
The city of Dayton and the Dayton Development Coalition are both working to attract small businesses to the region, and what they've found is that it's critical to nurture the talent it already has. Located at the intersection of I-70...
Though they are often associated with big businesses like Honda and Scotts Miracle-Gro, Union County and Marysville −the county seat− have taken a keen interest in helping the little guy. In 2009, the Union County Small Business Development Program was...
Instead of simply relying on Hilliard's largely young and professional population to attract business, city officials there have taken a more proactive economic development approach. Entrepreneurs and business owners considering the area are given personalized attention, land continues to be...
If most Central Ohioans know anything about New Albany, they generally know it is home to Limited Brands Founder Leslie Wexner. But that's only part of the village's story. New Albany is "a master-planned community nationally recognized for its sophisticated approach...
Gahanna’s current tagline “5 minutes to the Airport. 10 minutes to Downtown Columbus.” surely  highlights two advantages it has over several other Central Ohio locales. However, two extensive redevelopment projects that officials have advanced there in recent years, not to...
If initiating infrastructure improvements, launching a citywide broadband network, and surveying its workforce are any indication, Dublin officials are vigilant about encouraging growth and entrepreneurialism. Read our interview with Dana McDaniel, the city's deputy city manager/director of economic development, to learn what he considers Dublin's greatetst...

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