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Jul 24 2013

Franklin County Recognized for Innovative and Impactful Community Involvement

Staff and partners of the Franklin County Economic Development and Planning Department are pleased to have won two awards recently from the Ohio Conference of Community Development for innovative and impactful initiatives in the community.

Jul 18 2013

Forbes County-Owned Clippers Fourth Most Valuable Minor League Team

The Franklin County Commissioners are celebrating a new report from Forbes magazine listing the county-owned Columbus Clippers as the fourth most valuable minor league team in America.

Jul 18 2013

Franklin County adds Location to Serve Veterans, Active Duty Members

Last year, the Franklin County Veterans Service Commission (FCVSC) served over 24,000 local military veterans, active duty personnel and their families at four locations in Franklin County.

Jul 02 2013

Commissioners Approve Water and Sewer Discount Program

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners today approved a resolution authorizing a discount program for low-income water and sewer customers.

Jun 19 2013

Commissioners, TechColumbus Spur Innovation

Franklin County Commissioners yesterday approved a $250,000 investment in Central Ohio entrepreneurs in conjunction with TechColumbus, a public-private partnership whose mission is to support new tech businesses and expand Ohio’s innovation economy.

Jun 18 2013

New Business Incubator Program Created to Assist Small Retailers

Today, Franklin County Commissioners approved a new program to help local retail entrepreneurs start a new small business or expand an existing one.

Jun 17 2013

Franklin County Hosts NACo's Large Urban County Caucus

Leaders from the nation’s largest counties will meet this week in Franklin County to explore innovations in economic and workforce development, education and human services delivery, and fighting poverty in urban communities during the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2013 Large Urban County Caucus Annual Meeting, June 19-21, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel.

Jun 12 2013

Commissioners, Chamber Release 2013 Retail Report

A new report out today from the Franklin County Commissioners and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce details the challenges that retail stores in Franklin County have faced in recent years, and growing signs of recovery in the retail industry. Released this morning at the Franklin County Retail Summit,

Jun 04 2013

Commissioners Expand Investment in Employment Opportunities for Youth

Today, Franklin County Commissioners approved $2.3 million to expand the County’s summer youth employment programs by approving funding for YouthWorks, a new employment program which will connect over 600 local low-income youth with summer internships and work opportunities.

Jun 03 2013

Commissioners, Chamber Hold Retail Summit

Columbus, OH – The Franklin County Board of Commissioners, along with the Columbus Chamber, will hold the annual Franklin County Retail Summit Wednesday, June 12 at The Shops at Worthington Place. The breakfast event, which runs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., will feature insight from industry experts and the reveal of the 2013 Franklin County Retail Report.

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