WOSU News Archives For: November 17, 2003

Downtown businesses begin holiday marketing blitz

12:00AM
November
17, 2003

As the holiday season quickly approaches downtown Columbus retailers and businesses are gearing up for what they hope to be a better season than last. But retail analysts say the possibility retailers will lure shoppers downtown this season are slim. Columbus City Center, COSI, BalletMet and a host of other downtown retailers and organizations are joining forces to bring Central Ohio shoppers and entertainment seekers back to the center of town.

Study: Columbus to lead Ohio in job growth

12:00AM
November
17, 2003

A new analysis of labor markets in Ohio indicates Columbus will lead the state in job growth for the remainder of the decade. The survey, which was completed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, predicts 150,000 new jobs will be created in the Columbus area over the next seven years. Most will be in the service sector.