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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
Keith Conroy, director of MidAmerican Global Ventures will attend the 8th annual EB-5 Conference of the year from April 12-14 in Washington, DC! The EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference, hosted by IIUSA each spring, is the longest running EB-5 conference attended by international investment and economic development professionals from around the world. Let us know if you will be there! Hope to see you there!
The Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce is holding a seminar on Chinese Supply Chain: Opportunities, Challenges, Solutions, and Pitfalls to Avoid in May with an outstanding group of speakers ready to share their knowledge and answer your questions. More details will be posted soon.
Brian Hicks and Bonnie Hou will attend the SelectUSA Investment Summit on March 23-24, 2015, in the Washington, DC. SelectUSA will promote and facilitate business investment into the United States in order to help create jobs, spur economic growth, and advance U.S. competitiveness. This year, there are more than 2,300 attendees registered for the Summit. Let us know if you will be there! Hope to see you there!