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Forbes' 19 Opportunity Cities: Columbus, Ohio Number 1
Columbus, Ohio, was supposed to be just a temporary stop in 2006 on the way East for Josh and Niki Quinn, a place to save money and plan their new business. After years of living in Los Angeles, where they launched the wholesale wallets and accessories brand Maxine Dear, the couple had decided to open a retail shop, either in Philly or New York.
A few months into their Columbus camp-out, they decided to stay put. “As we started comparing Columbus and what it had to offer with the other cities, especially when cost got factored into it, we saw that we would be able to do something right away, and on a larger scale than we would in other cities on the East Coast,” says Josh Quinn.
Behind the numbers
To find these Opportunity Cities, we scanned first for places with inexpensive home prices, using Sperling’s analysis of median home sales from from the first quarter of 2014, looking at all cities with a population over 150,000. Despite reports to the contrary, home ownership is still a goal for most Americans (even Millennials), and so we focused on places where that goal is more attainable. (Though not used for our ranking, rents in these cities are generally affordable as well.) Next, we looked at recent unemployment rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, also factoring in their direction year-over-year. Finally, using data from the Census’ American Community Survey from 2008 to 2012 (the most recent available), we factored in population growth overall, as well as among the 25-39-year-old cohort, a group we consider likely to move (or for that matter, stay put) for opportunities.
In the News
Please join 889 Global Solutions, Columbus 2020, Columbus School of Chinese, MidAmerican Global Ventures and SinoConnect for a forum to discuss the possible formation of a Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
The potential Chinese Chamber will be a business-focused group with the mission to assist, promote, support and foster business know-how and relationships among Columbus Region Chinese and Chinese American businesses, as well as local companies that do business in China. The Chinese Chamber could also identify and help tackle policy and regulatory issues.
Wednesday, February 25 - details here
Economic-development group Columbus 2020 is counting on both increases in local exporting and foreign investment in central Ohio to meet its goal of 150,000 new jobs in the region by 2020.
As part of a plan it released this week, Columbus 2020 has set goals that include becoming one of the top 25 U.S. metros based on value of exports by 2020, increasing the number of foreign companies planning projects in central Ohio and increasing the number of non-Japanese companies investing in central Ohio.
MidAmerican Global Ventures LLC has partnered with the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. to connect foreign dollars with job-creating projects in northeast Ohio.
It’s the ninth such marketing relationship for MidAmerican, a Columbus firm launched by Brian Hicks that promises citizenship to foreign investors and provides Ohio developers an alternative source of financing.
MidAmerican earned government approval this month and has partnered with eight economic development organizations, including Columbus 2020, along with Ohio State University and University of Toledo.