Indian Engineering Firm Plans Columbus Headquarters, Customer-Focused Offices in Indiana

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Dec. 6, 2017) – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop met with Sudhakar Gande, vice chairman of AXISCADES and other key executives today as the company announced plans to establish its North American headquarters in Columbus, Indiana. The Bangalore, India-based AXISCADES is a provider of product engineering solutions. “As a global [...]

2018-01-30T08:46:11+00:00 December 7th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

Columbus, Indiana Once Again A Leading Location

For the sixth consecutive year, Columbus, Indiana was named one of Area Development Magazine's "Leading Locations" for new and expanding businesses. Columbus ranked #4 overall among all US metropolitan statistic areas, and came in at #1 for both small cities and Midwest cities. According to Area Development, the annual rankings are based on four factors: [...]

2018-01-30T08:52:26+00:00 July 24th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

Duke Energy to Help Prepare Bartholomew County Site for Industrial Development

PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Duke Energy has selected a 63-acre parcel of land near Edinburgh in Bartholomew County for the utility’s 2017 Site Readiness Program. The parcel, marketed as “Meadowlawn @ I-65”,  is located at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 31 and County Road 800 North, one mile north of Interstate 65 Exit 76. The [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:55+00:00 June 16th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

Indiana’s Life Sciences Industry Economic Impact Climbs to $63 Billion

Indianapolis, Indiana | The economic impact of Indiana’s life sciences industry — comprised of pharmaceutical, medical device and equipment, agbiosciences, research, testing and medical laboratories and biologistics sectors — has climbed to $63 billion1 according to the most recent data (2015) provided to BioCrossroads by the Indiana Business Research Center at the IU Kelley School of Business. 56,198 [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:55+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

Columbus Economic Development Marks 40 Years & $2.6 Billion of Investments with New Brand

Columbus, IN (August 23, 2016) – One of the longest running local economic development organizations in Indiana marked its 40th Anniversary on Monday and celebrated $2.6 Billion of capital investments and thousands of new jobs announced by more than 365 corporate expansions and relocations to Columbus and Bartholomew County, Indiana, during its four decades of [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:55+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

German Companies Target of Columbus Economic Development Efforts

Columbus, Indiana (May 9, 2016) - Two Columbus, Indiana, leaders are fresh back from an economic development mission to Germany, and they were not alone in seeking European investment.  Mayor Jim Lienhoop and Jason Hester, executive director of the Columbus Economic Development Board, recently traveled to the Hannover Messe trade fair in Hannover, Germany, where the [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:55+00:00 May 9th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Finding Out What Matters to Local Businesses

Columbus, Indiana (March 23, 2016) - Members of the Columbus Economic Development Board (EDB) are launching the organization’s fourth annual Existing Business Survey to identify the needs and opinions of employers in Columbus and Bartholomew County.  Among company executives surveyed during the first three years of the program, local attitudes about the community and overall [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:55+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

$150,000 City Funding to Propel Economic Development Efforts

Columbus, IN (Feb. 17, 2016) — Mayor Jim Lienhoop has announced plans to make available $150,000 each year for three years to enhance economic development services provided by the Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation, also known as the Columbus Economic Development Board (EDB).  Previously, the City contributed $14,000 per year to the local non-profit economic [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:55+00:00 February 17th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Japan-Based Manufacturer to Establish First U.S. Operations in Columbus, Indiana

COLUMBUS, INDIANA (Nov. 3, 2015) – Company officials from Japan-based Daiei Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd., announced today plans to locate the company’s first and only U.S. production site in Columbus, Indiana. The company is establishing Daiei, Inc., as a wholly-owned subsidiary and will initially invest $3 million in new equipment and expects to create up [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:55+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|News, Uncategorized|