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50 West Gay Street   
Columbus, OH 43215-9040   
(614) 645.7795   
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Code Enforcement Division   
757 Carolyn Ave.   
Columbus, OH 43224-3218   
(614) 645.2202  
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Economic Development
150 South Front Street
Suite 220  
Columbus, OH 43215-4418  
(614) 645.8616  
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Housing Division  
50 West Gay Street  
Columbus, OH 43215-9040  
(614) 645.7896  
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Land Redevelopment Division  
50 West Gay Street  
Columbus, OH 43215-9030  
(614) 645.5263  
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Planning Division   
50 West Gay Street   
Columbus, OH 43215-9030   
(614) 645.8664   
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Development News

PLANNING DIVISION HONORED BY THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION (OHIO) The Division of Planning was recognized by the American Planning Association (APA Ohio), winning a 2015 Ohio Planning Award for the University District Plan. -learn more

Packaging firm plans $12.8M investment A Columbus food packaging manufacturer is expanding. City Council agreed to a tax abatement on real property improvements for Genpak LLC and affiliate company Jim Pattison Developments Inc. Genpak is proposing a $12.8 million investment and 14 new full-time jobs. - learn more

More Housing and Jobs Coming to Arena District Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced that the City of Columbus will partner with three local development groups on the redevelopment of the western end of Nationwide Boulevard.  Mayor Coleman will ask City Council to approve economic development agreements on Monday, December 8, with Nationwide Realty Investors, Borror Properties and Ruscilli Construction, and Connect Realty and Schiff Capital. - learn more

Communitywide Five-Year Sustainability Plan Released for Final Comment and Review The Mayor’s Office of Environmental Stewardship is seeking public review and feedback of the next five-year sustainability plan.  The plan can be reviewed and comments submitted until December 17 online at www.Columbus.gov/SpeakUp- learn more

Three Columbus Businesses to Benefit from Green Incentives City grants totaling more than $200,000 will aid two brownfield projects and a green building project.  - learn more

Columbus Again Earns Perfect Score on HRC Municipal Equality Index Columbus has again been recognized as one of the best cities in the nation for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.  - learn more

Ebony Honors Mayor Coleman Among Power 100 Ebony’s elite Power 100 list includes Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Beyonce, Jesse Jackson, Joy Reid, TD Jakes, Michael Sam, Valerie Montgomery Rice, Derek Jeter and LeBron James. Mayor Coleman can be found in the Community Crusaders category. - learn more

Columbus Celebrates American Addition Infrastructure Improvements Neighborhood leaders and representatives of Homeport joined Mayor Michael B. Coleman and City Councilmember Shannon G. Hardin to celebrate the completion of the first phase of roadway and other infrastructure improvements in the American Addition neighborhood.  - learn more

Economic Development Proposals Would Create more than 200 new Jobs Mayor Michael B. Coleman is asking City Council to consider legislation that will result in the creation of more than 200 new full-time jobs by four local companies. These proposed economic development agreements would allow Prime AE Group, Ventech Solutions, Sage Sustainable Electronics and Engineering Profiles to create a total of 211 new employment opportunities in Columbus. - learn more

MSNBC's Morning Joe in Columbus Please check out the link below. Mayor Coleman joins the conversation at about the five minute mark. - learn more

New York Times Report Includes Columbus Among Young Educated Cities The New York Times Upshot column took an interesting look at cities that are doing a good job attracting young, educated professionals. Columbus is among those highlighted along with Washington, San Francisco, Austin and New York. - learn more

4th Straight Year Columbus Named Among World's 21 Smartest Cities Columbus has been named among the Intelligent Community Forum’s Smart21 Communities for 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that Columbus has been identified by ICF as one of the top 21 tech cities that are attracting and retaining young talent and creating 21st Century jobs. - learn more

Forbes Names Columbus 4th Best City for Rising Per Capita Income Forbes listed the cities emerging strongest from the recession and listed Columbus No. 4. Forbes also said Columbus is one of only seven of the top 50 cities to see a reduction in poverty. - learn more

More from Atlantic Magazine The Atlantic Magazine continues its series on Columbus, focusing on the Columbus Metropolitan Library - learn more

The Atlantic Magazine on Franklinton John Tierney from the Atlantic Magazine has the first in a series of articles about Columbus starting with the redevelopment of Franklinton. - learn more

Columbus is the No. 8 City for Economic Growth According to new figures on economic growth from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which measured economic output as gross domestic product, Columbus is the nation’s eighth best city for economic growth. - learn more

Forbes: Columbus is America's No. 1 Opportunity City Forbes looked at cities across the nation where individuals can succeed and enjoy a high quality of life. Columbus topped the list. - learn more

Reeb Avenue Center Groundbreaking, Columbus Castings Expansion Signify Rebirth of Southern Gateway - learn more

City of Columbus Launches Competitive 2015-18 Human Services Funding Program Columbus Non-Profit organizations can apply for funding of a proven, promising, or innovative program that meets the city's funding priority areas. - learn more

Time Names Columbus No. 5 American City to Start a New Career See why Columbus, Ohio ranks high as an American city to start a new career. - learn more

Economic Development Proposals Would Create 1,029 Jobs New Employment Opportunities Coming from Alliance Data, Jeni’s, Cover My Meds, Others - learn more