Last Week, the Urbanophile featured a great post titled “Want Talent? Drink at Lunch!” where author Aaron Renn proposed one small idea that he hopes could change corporate culture in the midwest and help to attract young talent to regional companies. Some additional commentary followed HERE on Columbus Underground, and I emailed some of this [...]
Posts under ‘Brain Drain’
Over the past few years, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to many of the various outreach efforts designed at “attracting and retaining” the “young professional” population in Columbus. I think the effort is warranted, but I’ve got a few problems with the approach that I wanted to jot down real quick: 1. Young [...]
Forbes just published the results for their annual “Best Cities for Singles” list, and Columbus has slipped from 19th Place in 2007 down to 21st Place in 2008. We seem to do well in the categories of “Cost of Living Alone” and “Online Dating” while our biggest problem category is “Coolness” this year. Aside from [...]
So I was reading this article over the weekend about brain drain and can’t help but wonder how much of a real issue this is for Columbus. Perhaps the state of Ohio suffers a bit as a whole, but I’ve been hearing so much about Brain Drain in this city that I wonder if we’re [...]
2007 was the year of the “Young Professional” in Columbus. And the year is almost over. What’s hip in 2008? Families. Fortunately for me, I’ve got a three month head start on the game. The Rise of Family-Friendly Cities It’s lifestyle, not lattés, that our most productive workers want. BY JOEL KOTKIN Tuesday, November 27, [...]
This Sunday, a group brainstorm session will be called to order at Junctionview Studios. The topic: How to make Columbus the Indie Art Capital of the World. I’ll be there. Will you?
If you had a chance to sit down and quiz some of the local young successful entrepreneurs in Columbus, what sort of questions would you ask them? What sort of advice would you seek? What sort of stories would you want to hear? I’m asking because I’m helping to plan such an event in the [...]
Something I think about from time to time is how High Street functions as such a main artery of Columbus, and aside from a few other small portions of other streets (a few blocks of Front, Gay, Main), we really don’t have anything that ranks as a close second place to it. One area that [...]
If you’re unsure what this meeting was all about, you can read more about it here. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FERQOGmD7Pg] And as promised in the video, a link to their website: www.artspaceusa.org Update: More opinions and insight on this meeting can be found here.