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Council Action to Bring $24 Million in Payroll and 185 New Jobs to City

The City of Columbus' Commitment to Jobs and Building Strong Communities Expect to Yield $32 Million in Capital Investments

[Columbus, OH] While COVID-19 continues to destabilize economies, the City of Columbus continues to work with public and private partners to invest in the future of the City and put the needs of families first. On Monday, June 15, 2020, Council will vote on legislation projected to spur business development, create 185 new jobs and generate more than $24.4 million in new local payroll. 

"We are committed to short and long term action to build pathways out of poverty by offering residents access to new jobs and ensuring that companies that grow are investing back into our neighborhoods and schools," said Council President Shannon G. Hardin. "The pandemic battered and bruised America, but we are working to make sure we come out strong as we transition into new realities."

Monday's agenda includes ordinance 1192-2020 to provide performance incentives for Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a global commercial biotechnology company focused on genetic medicine for rare diseases. It is projected to create 100 new full-time jobs with an estimated payroll of $12.3 million and capital investments of $32 million. The proposed site will be located at 3435 Stelzer Road. 

Slalom, LLC, is also growing, with the help of ordinance 1190-2020. Slalom is a technology and business transformation firm expected to create 85 new full-time jobs and retaining 19, with an estimated payroll of $12.1 million.

"These opportunities are about the future of our City," said Councilmember and Chair of Economic Development Committee Emmanuel V. Remy. "Residents are looking for stability, access to employment and long-term investment. These projects lay a solid foundation for our community to build upon."