Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
A new report commissioned by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce says the city’s NHL franchise the Blue Jackets is losing around $12 million annually. Those losses have led to fears that the team might be sold and/or moved elsewhere. That would be a disaster for the Arena District says the top chamber official.
Growing up in Mercer County, Ohio native Ken Brunswick wanted to be an ornithologist; he wanted to study birds. He became a farmer instead. But about ten years ago he was inspired to begin working to resurrect a long lost habitat once teeming with a wide variety of birds.
The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce has a new president. It’s Ty marsh, who currently serves as Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s chief of staff. Chamber executives cited Marsh’s knowledge of the community and the chamber of commerce as well as his economic development experience.