$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|

Toyota Industrial Equipment Celebrates 25 Years with $16 Million Investment

COLUMBUS, INDIANA (Aug. 23,2015) – Toyota is reinvesting in its Columbus footprint once again, building a new national headquarters for its Material Handling division and adding amenities for the company’s expanding workforce And when the dust settles from this round of $16 million worth of new construction and remodeling in September 2016, additional Toyota investment [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:55+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Columbus automotive manufacturer announces multimillion dollar expansion, creating 131 new jobs

COLUMBUS, INDIANA (May 20, 2015) –  Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies (FECT), a global manufacturer of automotive emissions control systems with North American headquarters based in Columbus, Indiana, announced plans today to expand its operations here with a new production facility. The plan will create up to 131 new jobs. “Indiana’s robust manufacturing sector is one [...]

2016-08-19T16:52:20+00:00 May 20th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Chicago Fed President Evans to Keynote Columbus EDB Annual Meeting

Wall Street, Indiana manufacturers, and Hoosier consumers all want to know when the Fed will raise interest rates, and a person who has a say in that decision will deliver remarks in Columbus, Indiana, during his keynote presentation at the Columbus Economic Development Board Annual Meeting, Monday, May 4, at 12:00 p.m. Charles L. Evans [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:55+00:00 March 30th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Annual Meeting May 4th, 2015

COLUMBUS, INDIANA (Mar. 27, 2015) – Chicago Fed President Evans to Keynote Columbus EDB Annual Meeting  The President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Charles Evans, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Columbus Economic Development Board.  The event will be held on Monday, May 4, at The Commons [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:57+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

EDB Begins Third Year of Business Surveys

COLUMBUS, INDIANA (Feb. 20, 2015) – Members of the Columbus Economic Development Board (EDB) are making plans for organization’s third annual Existing Business Survey.  Among company executives surveyed in 2014, local attitudes about the community and overall business prospects were very positive, and the majority of surveyed firms were planning investment and job creation activities over the [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:57+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Employment Solutions Provider Expanding Headquarters in Columbus

COLUMBUS, INDIANA (Aug. 5, 2014) – Elwood Staffing Services, Inc., a provider of talent-based employment solutions, announced plans today to expand its headquarters here, creating up to 40 new jobs by 2017. The homegrown-Hoosier company will purchase and renovate a building at 4105 Vickers Drive in Columbus, located across from its current headquarters facility. The [...]

2016-03-30T18:31:50+00:00 August 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Leading Locations 2014: Columbus, Indiana Ranks at Top for Third Straight Year: #1 Midwest, #1 Small Metro, and #2 Overall

COLUMBUS, INDIANA (Summer 2014) –  Area Development magazine has published its annual “Leading Locations” report based on 21 economic and workforce indicators, and Columbus, Indiana has been named the #1 small metro in the U.S. and best in the Midwest region.  The Columbus, Indiana metropolitan statistical area also ranked an impressive #2 overall out of [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:57+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Industrial Shell Building Planned for Columbus, IN

COLUMBUS, INDIANA (Apr. 17th, 2014) – Columbus, Indiana could soon welcome the construction of a new 50,000 sf industrial shell building, according to an announcement made today by the Columbus Economic Development Board.  Executive Director Jason Hester reports that the building, as proposed, would be expandable up to 200,000 sf and will be located in [...]

2017-07-31T09:18:57+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|