This episode of Ask The Mayor focuses mainly on jobs: those that are coming and the prospect of employers choosing to call Columbus home. Mayor Fred Armstrong gives an update of immediate and long term efforts to reduce the 10 percent unemployment rate in his city — the highest in two decades.
While the City of Columbus has laid off dozens because of falling revenue associated with property tax caps, Armstrong says economic development officials are trying to get mileage out of these new laws by attracting companies with them.
Plus, we hear an update on the new bike and pedestrian plan the Columbus City Council approved Tuesday. And according to Mayor Fred, the new wastewater treatment is nearing completion. He says its an “investment for the future” that will be employed as a selling point to international companies looking to locate stateside.