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Options being considered by Columbus City and Franklin County officials to protect existing economic development in the Arena District and retain the Blue Jackets hockey team, with Business First reporter <strong>Jeff Bell</strong> and The Ohio State University (OSU) finance professor emeritus <strong>Stephen Buser</strong>.
- Can casino tax windfall save Blue Jackets? Business First of Columbus – by Jeff Bell: The Blue Jackets will celebrate their 10th season in Columbus this year, a milestone that team, business and government officials are trying to extend with a deal to stanch consistent losses that have raised doubts about the club’s future. The trickle down of tax dollars from Ohio’s new casinos may become a revenue stream needed to help secure the Blue Jackets’ future in Columbus.