Columbus touted as "Best City in Midwest" and for Careers

Recognition & Accolades
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Living right next door to Columbus has a lot of benefits for Denison students. Concerts, shopping and great ethnic food abound - but, perhaps even more important - Columbus is a great place to get started in life.

Forbes and Money magazines have just placed Columbus high on their lists of great places to live and work.

Forbes ranks Columbus #14 in the country for business and careers, while Money places Columbus as #1 Best Big City in the Midwest.

Forbes notes:

“Modern Columbus has emerged as a technologically sophisticated city. It is home to the world's largest private research and development foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute and Ohio State University, the nation's third largest campus. Along with OSU, the city is home to several other institutions of higher learning including Columbus State Community College, Columbus College of Art and Design and Franklin University. Annual festivities in Columbus include the Ohio State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the country.”

“In the past five years more than 150 companies have moved to the area, drawn by a highly educated workforce—the region has more than 60 college and university campuses—and a solid business base that includes major retailers L Brands and Abercrombie & Fitch. In 2015 the city saw the highest wage growth in the country, with average hourly wages shooting up 6.2%, far exceeding the national rate of around 2% and surpassing even such go-go burgs as San Francisco (6%).”

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Posted Date 
Friday, October 21, 2016

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