Blairex Laboratories New Product Success

Columbus-based Blairex Laboratories is yet another example of an Indiana business that has flourished through the pandemic. The company recently launched a state-the-art, first-of-its-kind personal aromatherapy device, Breathe Free Essentials, which delivers natural oils through state-of-the-art technology. To watch the full interview go to Inside Indiana Business.   To purchase the Breathe Free Essentials products [...]

2020-08-07T09:25:00-04:00July 29th, 2020|News|

City calls for Automotive Proving Ground at former Airport Site (RFP Issued)

JUNE 9, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Columbus, Indiana, through its Board of Aviation Commissioners has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified developers and/or development teams to purchase and offer comprehensive development services to design, build, establish and operate a transportation Proving Ground, Research & Development, and/or Testing and Validation Complex  [...]

2020-06-09T17:24:58-04:00June 9th, 2020|News|

Tax Abatement Approved for Tulip Richardson Manufacturing

COLUMBUS, Ind. (May 7, 2020) - Columbus has approved two tax abatements for Tulip Richardson Manufacturing, a Wisconsin-based company whose subsidiary, Richardson Molding, operates in the Woodside Industrial Complex. As part of the agreement, the company plans to invest $2.7 million to install new manufacturing equipment at its facility at 2405 Norcross Drive, $250,000 to [...]

2020-08-07T09:25:19-04:00May 7th, 2020|News|

Newsletter: Indiana’s Back on Track Plan Explained & Local Business Poll Highlights

May 4, 2020-- May 4th's newsletter contains the following: With Friday's announcement by Governor Eric Holcomb, Columbus-area businesses now know Indiana's plan to re-open the economy with the State's "Back on Track" plan.   Confused by the five stages?  See below for a helpful infographic that explains it well. What percent of surveyed businesses have found success with their [...]

2020-05-12T15:50:18-04:00May 4th, 2020|News, Newsletters|

Newsletter: Community Prepares to Re-Open; Benchmark Survey Results; Countywide COVID-19 Dashboard

April 27, 2020 -- As officials re-open our economy and implement new programs to address COVID-19’s impact locally, we need to provide decision makers with real data, not assumptions.  Greater Columbus EDC and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering together to conduct a weekly “Flash Poll” of businesses in our community. Click [...]

2020-08-07T09:26:12-04:00April 27th, 2020|News, Newsletters|

Newsletter: Employer Best Practices & Top Concerns; Columbus Launches New Small Business Loan Program

April 23, 2020 --  In this newsletter, you'll find: Columbus Loan Program - For businesses under 50 employees, $2 MM receipts Top Concerns of Area Employers - Results of last week's Business Impact survey Best Practices - What manufacturers and other businesses are doing to prepare for re-opening under the "new normal"?  Today's Bartholomew County COVID-19 Dashboard Click below [...]

2020-05-12T15:48:05-04:00April 23rd, 2020|News, Newsletters|

Financial Stability, Global Recession & Employee Stress Among Top Concerns for Area Employers

The top three business concerns for area employers during the COVID-19 Crisis include fears of a US or global recession, declining consumer confidence & spending, and impact of lost revenue on liquidity and financial stability, according to a survey of local businesses conducted April 8 – 15 by Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation (EDC).  Sixteen [...]

2020-04-23T10:59:09-04:00April 23rd, 2020|News|