Business, Ohio Wesleyan University

Looking Ahead, Money-Wise

7 Nov , 2019  

Experts to Discuss Financial Forecasts Nov. 12 at Annual Ohio Wesleyan Conference

Three experts will share their forecasts for the local, national, and international economies during Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2020 Economic Outlook Conference. The free panel discussion will begin at 7:30 PM November 12 in Benes Room B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Polaris Retailers Looking For Holiday Help

19 Oct , 2019  

Several Polaris Fashion Place retailers are looking for seasonal holiday help and some are holding hiring events this month. Those include: More…



Delaware County Leads State In New Business Starts, Dispatch Reports

4 Oct , 2019  

In a Thursday story by Columbus Dispatch reporter Mark Williams, the paper reported that recent years have seen a strong increase in the number of business locations in Ohio, but also that those locations are shifting to suburban locations.

In other words, the growth of suburban and exurban areas continues, particularly in those counties surrounding Columbus. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Central Ohio Unemployment Numbers Trending Down

2 Oct , 2019  

This past week, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and larger cities were released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. While the state’s rate remained steady, the rates in Delaware and all adjacent counties decreased incrementally from the month before, making up for a slight gain earlier in the summer. More…



Central Ohio Unemployment Rates Inch Up

22 Aug , 2019  

This week, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and larger cities were released. While the state’s rate remained steady, the rates in Delaware all adjacent counties increased incrementally from the month before.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in July, unchanged from June. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Polaris Area

New Building, Three New Retailers On Gemini Parkway

8 Jul , 2019  

According to Columbus Business First, the building pictured above will soon house new locations for City Barbecue, Bruster’s Ice Cream, and Row House Fitness. It is on Gemini Parkway immediately to the west of the new Art Van store.

City Barbecue is a Columbus-based chain that currently has nine additional locations in central Ohio, including one on Sancus Boulevard in the Polaris area. More…

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Area Unemployment Numbers Remain Steady

27 Jun , 2019  

When the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released its monthly employment numbers for Ohio for May, the news was good both statewide and locally.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May 2019, down from a revised 4.2 percent in April. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 3,900 over the month, from a revised 5,597,500 in April to 5,593,600 in May 2019. More…

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The Dipped Donut Opens

7 Jun , 2019  

The wait is over for Delaware’s newest home for tasty baked goods!

The Dipped Donut is holding its grand opening on Tuesday, June 11 with normal business hours as below: More…

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City Of Delaware Issues Progress Report

4 Jun , 2019  

Citizens of the city of Delaware have access this week to the latest report prepared and shared by city government.

Sections of the report include the following: More…



Business First: Delaware County Officials Pushing Massive New Business Park

29 May , 2019  

On Tuesday, Business First reported on a planned 2,000 acre development that would transform a large section of Delaware County stretching along Route 36/37 from the Tanger Outlets area to Sweeney Road near Delaware.

The Berlin Business Park would primarily focus on commercial and light industrial business, with some retail and medical offices as well, according to the article. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Regains Title As Ohio’s Fastest Growing County

20 Apr , 2019  

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Delaware County has regained its title as the fastest growing county in Ohio, based on the most recent annual population-growth rate. Though it never lost the lead in the growth rate since the last U.S. Census in 2010, last year was the first time in a long time that another county inched ahead. That was neighboring Union County. More…

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Art Van Opens On Gemini Place With Celebrity Guests

31 Mar , 2019  

The collection of furniture stores in the Polaris area has grown again.

The new addition is a two story, 70,000 square foot Art Van showroom which opened on Saturday at 1551 Gemini Place. More…

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Company Expands In Delaware County; Targets 40 New Jobs

28 Mar , 2019  

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (ATS), an industry-leading automation solutions provider, has announced plans to combine its two facilities in the Columbus Region and expand its operations at a new 25 acre site in Lewis Center, targeting the creation of at least 40 new jobs. Hiring for management, engineering, technical, production and administrative positions is expected to begin in Q1 2020. More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

Local Unemployment Numbers Rise Slightly, And In Typical Fashion

12 Mar , 2019  

It’s a common occurrence. After the rush of a holiday season, post-season employment declines and unemployment rates rise.

That’s exactly what has happened across Ohio this year, and also the case for Delaware County and the surrounding area.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released the January 2019 employment numbers this week, and reported that Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in January, up from a revised 4.6 percent in December. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Poverty Report Issued: Delaware County Has Lowest Rate In Ohio

13 Feb , 2019  

The Ohio Development Services Agency has just issued The Ohio Poverty Report, a document outlining research into the numbers behind the reality of low-income Ohioans.

Based largely on US Census Bureau complied and released information and other federal and Ohio agencies, it is designed to explore trends and comparisons for poverty in the Buckeye State’s cities and counties. More…

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