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Columbus Leaders Say Rail Upgrade Will Spur Regional Economy

Backers of Columbus economy say they want to boost exports to spur job growth in region.
2, 2012

City backers say continued growth of the Central Ohio economy depends, in part, on more exports from area businesses. Now , with help from a Washington think tank and capital improvements by freight railroads the region has a better chance to compete with coastal or Great Lakes cities as an export marketer.

Columbus Gains Jobs, Unemployment Climbs

Downtown Columbus
15, 2012

A new report on Central Ohio’s economy shows the region gained more than 9,000 jobs in early 2012. The group, Columbus 2020, says despite the additional jobs the region’s unemployment rate increased from 6.8% to 7% percent as more discouraged workers give up their job search.