A recent Columbus Dispatch article highlighted why Columbus, Ohio is successful at attracting so many financial-services jobs. Click on the image below to read the whole article!
According to the ICF:
The Top7 represent models of economic and social transformation in the 21st Century. They are not the most advanced technology centers, the most wired cities or the fastest growing economies in the world. Instead, each exemplifies best practices in broadband deployment and use, workforce development, innovation, digital inclusion and advocacy that offer lessons to regions, cities, towns and villages around the world. They are charting new paths to lasting prosperity for their citizens, businesses and institutions.
According to Forbes magazine, Columbus, Ohio ranks #24 nationally on The Best Places for Business and Careers list. A recent article in the Columbus Dispatch references Forbes latest list and quotes Alex Fischer, president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership as saying: “We are repeatedly showing up as one of the top cities in the Midwest,” he said. “The Midwest is having a renaissance, and Columbus is leading that.”
Check out this video about Ohio’s state capital (Columbus!) by the Columbus Foundation, the ninth largest community foundation in the United States.
For additional information on other Columbus highlights that may be relevant to you as a student at Ohio State/Fisher, click here.
The university will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. if you contact the office, please expect a delay in responses from the Fisher MACC office due to this university holiday.
Columbus will be hosting a few events this weekend which may be of interest to you. First, the annual Asian Festival will happen at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Admission is free and it’s a fantastic way to learn about different Asian culture, not to mention some rather excellent food! Second, this weekend marks the grand opening of Downtown Columbus’ newest venture, Columbus Commons. This park will feature live music, host various events throughout the summer and includes an old-fashioned carousel.
Enjoy your weekend … summer is just around the corner!
In which Midwestern state capital did Fidel Castro’s mother and sister hide out during the Cuban Revolution?– Rob Published April 26, 2011
Ohio State University’s main campus is located in Columbus, Ohio’s state capital. You probably already know this … but what is it about Columbus you don’t know? The Chicago Tribune wrote this article on Columbus a few months ago. Check it out.
Tags: Michigan, Thanksgiving
Two announcements for this week:
Office Closed from Thursday, Nov 25 through Sunday, Nov 28
The Fisher College of Business Graduate Programs Office will be closed from November 25 through November 28, 2010 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen on Monday, November 29 at 8:00A.M. EST.
2010 Ohio State vs. Michigan game
- Image via Wikipedia
You may have already seen this but if you haven’t (and if even if you have), this is a fun video clip shot at the new Ohio Union. It features synchronized dancing to a song from the band Journey, as sung by the cast of Glee.
If you get a chance to visit campus, I strongly making a trip to and through the Ohio Union. Who knows, maybe you’ll become a YouTube star!