Columbus named as one of “The 6 Best Cities to Start a Business Right Now.”

June 12, 2017

Columbus named as one of “The 6 Best Cities to Start a Business Right Now.” Inc. magazine, May 2, 2017

https://www.inc.com/jeff-barrett/the-6-best-cities-to-start-a-business-right-now.html

 

The Columbus Foundation in February 2017 celebrated Columbus’ national #1’s, recognizing business and nonprofit leaders and innovators who were named the best in the US In 2016. They included:

 

  • Mayor Andrew Ginther / Columbus – Winner of $50 Million Smart City Challenge, US Dept. of Transportation
  • Columbus – Nation’s Top City to Watch for Real Estate Growth, Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute
  • Tom Walker, Rev1 Ventures – #1 City for Scaling Startups in U.S., Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship

http://columbusfoundation.org/news-reports/news/celebrating-columbus-national-number-ones-2017

 

 

The Kaufman Foundation in May 2016 named Columbus as #1 in scaling startups and #4 metro for entrepreneurial growth and in 2015 the #1 fastest growing city for startup activity.

http://www.kauffman.org/blogs/growthology/2016/5/the-remarkable-geographic-diversity-of-growth

http://www.kauffman.org/kauffman-index/reporting/startup-activity (choose Metro Trends 2015 report)

 

 

Rev1 Ventures was named #1 VC investor in the Great Lakes Region from 2012 to 2015 by Pitchbook with 45 investments through 2015.

http://pitchbook.com/newsletter/top-investor-tuesday-us-great-lakes