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Bloomberg: If cities want to succeed, take notes from Columbus

Ohio may not offer year-round sunshine but according to Bloomberg, location isn’t everything when it comes to the success of a city.

A recent article by the business publication states Columbus, Ohio offers three”clues” as to how the prosperity of a city can be achieved: a strong college, smart urban planning, and a welcoming business climate. 

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“University graduates, plus high-skilled university employees, provide a large available pool of educated, talented people who can be employed by businesses that move to Columbus,” wrote Noah Smith of Bloomberg. “Combine that educated workforce with a reputation for business-friendly policies, and you have a powerful lure for companies looking for a location for their next office, as well as startups.”

Smith goes on to comment on Columbus’ commitment to sustaining growth through strategic urban planning.

“A big, good, well-funded university, smart urban planning, and a welcoming business climate can help turn smaller cities like Madison, Wisconsin into regional economic powerhouses, or help revive stagnant old industrial cities like Cleveland, Milwaukee, and St. Louis.”

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