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.
The Chicago-based internet company Groupon is only two years old but it’s rumored to be worth billions of dollars. It makes money by offering downloadable “deal-of-the-day” coupons to subscribers. Several Columbus entrepreneurs are trying to emulate Groupon’s success on the local level.