Columbus 2020 Columbus Still In The Running For Amazon HQ By Jim Letizia • Jan 18, 2018 Columbus is the only Ohio city to make Amazon's list of 20 finalists for a second company headquarters. Regional Unemployment Rate Declines By Jim Letizia • May 20, 2014 Columbus 2020 reports the region's unemployment rate fell nearly a full-percentage point this winter, to four-point-nine-percent. Rate Of Local Exports Below Those Of Other Cities And States By Jim Letizia • May 1, 2014 columbusregion.com A newly-released report by a local economic development group says central Ohio exports lag behind those in other Ohio cities and neighboring states, as a share of the local economy. Report: Strong Local Job Growth This Spring By Jim Letizia • Aug 15, 2013 Central Ohio continues to rank as the fastest-growing region in the state for jobs. Devolpment Group Cautiously Optimist About Growth By Alison Holm • Aug 14, 2012 Ohio has fared better than many states during the recent recession, and a new report released this week shows Central Ohio adding jobs at an accelerated pace.