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Columbus, OH 43215  
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PUBLIC NOTICE - MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GRANDVIEW CROSSING COMMUNITY AUTHORITY Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Grandview Crossing Community Authority (the “Authority”) will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020, commencing at 2:00 p.m. View the meeting notice for details. - learn more

PUBLIC NOTICE - ORGANIZATIONAL AND SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MARBLE CLIFF QUARRY COMMUNITY AUTHORITY Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Marble Cliff Quarry Community Authority (the “Authority”) will be held on Friday, April 10, 2020, commencing at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held by teleconference.  View the meeting notice for details. - learn more

Accelerate Columbus The Accelerate Columbus brand of programs and services were created by the Department of Development and is offered through a network of Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs) to address critical needs in the marketplace for cohort and place-based entrepreneurship training and mentoring targeting Traditional, Main Street, and Lifestyle Businesses.  For more information on the graduation event or the Accelerate Columbus Programs, please contact Celeste LaCour-Belyn or Karin Redelberger at 614-645-8616. - learn more

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Accelerate Columbus In 2018 the Economic Development Division of the Department of Development launched a supportive network of entrepreneur support organizations as an outcome of its Reimagining Small Business Initiatives.  The network delivers structured programs under Accelerate Columbus branding through a cadre of partnering organizations.  To learn more, please visit one of our partners by clicking below:
OSBDC at Columbus State Community College
YMT Consultants
R. L. Underwood & Associates
Columbus Urban League
Rev1 Ventures

YMT Accelerator Programs Offered in 2019 YMT is offering small business accelerator assistance through two cohorts. Visit YMT to find out if your business qualifies.

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SMALL BUSINESS ASSESSMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE The City of Columbus is accepting applications for the Small Business Assessment Advisory Committee, a component of Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s “Reimagining Small Business Initiatives” announced earlier this month. Applications are available online and must be turned in by January 8, 2019. All applicants must submit a current resume’ or vitae along with the application.

CONSULTANT SELECTED FOR SMALL BUSINESS STUDY The Department of Development has selected Next Street Financial LLC of Massachusetts to provide a comprehensive assessment and study of opportunities for entrepreneurship-based economic development as part of its ongoing efforts to reimagine small business support within the City of Columbus.  - learn more

CITY POLICY DESIGNED TO CREATE MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council announced historic changes to a decades-long residential tax incentive policy. - learn more

S.R. 315 AND CITY STREETS The City of Columbus, OhioHealth, and the Ohio Department of Transportation are collaborating on a series of public infrastructure projects that will improve vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian access within the North Broadway and Olentangy River Road corridors to accommodate current and future development opportunities in the area. S.R. 315 and City Streets