Columbus Small Business Workforce Survey

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

Under legislation sponsored by Columbus City Council Member Priscilla R. Tyson, the City contracted with the Columbus Chamber to conduct a survey to better understand the needs of small businesses (1 to 50 employees) in Columbus as it concerns:

  • Workforce quality, recruitment, retention, and training
  • Overall business environment
  • City services relevant to businesses, including economic development programs as well as regulatory issues that affect business (e.g. permits)

What did they have to say? You can download the results in the full report to learn more.

The Chamber’s Research Director Jung Kim authored this report. He participated in a panel discussion at the Columbus Metropolitan Club, along with Keith Stevens, president and CEO, PSI, and Cheryl Hay, deputy chancellor, higher education-workforce alignment, Ohio Board of Regents. Watch the video from the Columbus Metropolitan Club discussion  below.

 

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