Monthly Economic Update | July 2014

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The Columbus Region Monthly Economic Update reports on the job growth progress of Columbus 2020 and its local and regional partners. This update also features the successes of: zulily, a fast-growing e-commerce retail company that will add 900 new call center positions, making Columbus the company's largest concentration of employment; MPW Industrial Services, a leading provider of technology-based industrial cleaning, facility management, water purification and container management services, which is adding 25 new jobs and investing $4.4 million; and ReConserve of Ohio, a leading waste removal service and recycler of food byproducts that will invest $9.1 million while adding 16 new jobs.

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Monthly Economic Update | July 2014

  1. 1. MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE columbusregion.com 614-225-6063 JULY 2014
  2. 2. Jobs: 900 created Investment: Facilities: Call Center 1 $530,000 CASE STUDY: ZULILY COLUMBUS 2020 MONTHLY UPDATE | JULY 2014 PROJECTS JULY 2014 AND YEAR-TO-DATE FIRST-TIME VISITS (2013 vs. 2014)NUMBER OF PROJECTS STARTED (2013 vs. 2014) PERCENT OF PROJECTS STARTED - MANAGED BY COLUMBUS 2020 (2013 vs. 2014) 87% 89% 100% 72% 76% 69% 77% 68% 65% 80% 81% 65% 85% 79% 70% 77% 50% 83% 68% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2013 2014 2 5 4 4 7 5 8 5 4 7 4 3 2 3 4 5 4 3 1 0 4 8 12 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2013 2014 23 28 17 25 29 16 22 19 17 20 16 2020 24 20 30 22 24 19 0 10 20 30 40 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2013 2014 zulily, inc., a fast growing e-commerce retail company, is expanding in Central Ohio and adding 900 new jobs over the next three years. Its new call center facility will be temporarily located in Gahanna until a permanent location is chosen. zulily already has a notable presence in the Region with a fulfillment center in Obetz employing nearly 700 people. The new location will make the Columbus Region home to the largest concentration of employment for the company. zulily has already begun the hiring process on their website and will also host a job fair in mid-August to fill the new positions. **Balance of started projects sourced/managed by JobsOhio
  3. 3. 2 ATTRACTION PROJECTS: DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL ATTRACTION PROJECTS: SUSPECTS AND PROSPECTS ATTRACTION PROJECTS: PROJECTS BY SECTOR ATTRACTION PROJECTS: PROJECTS BY SOURCE COLUMBUS 2020 MONTHLY UPDATE | JULY 2014 ACTIVE PROJECTS AS OF JULY 31, 2014 TOTAL ACTIVE PROJECTS (149 PROJECTS) EXPANSION PROJECTS: PROJECTS BY SOURCE EXPANSION PROJECTS: PROJECTS BY SECTOR EXPANSION PROJECTS: DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL 66 38 0 20 40 60 80 100 Suspect Prospect Suspects = Projects identified and qualified via direct dialogue with the company or consultant representing the company. Prospects = Projects qualified, parameters defined and the company or consultant has visited the Region. 70% 30% New Existing 61% 6% 33% Columbus 2020 Local ED partners JobsOhio 62%18% 20% Columbus 2020 Local ED partners JobsOhio 17 24 4 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 39 13 42 10 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 53% 47% Domestic International 82% 18% Domestic International
  4. 4. BUSINESS ATTRACTION | DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES JULY 2014 COMPLETED ACTIVITIES AUGUST 2014 PLANNED ACTIVITIES Denver Walmart US Manufacturing Summit Las Vegas SelectUSA Apparel Industry Investment Meeting 3 COLUMBUS 2020 MONTHLY UPDATE | JULY 2014 Columbus: The Columbus 2020 team hosted journalists to showcase the Region's retail industry. San Diego: The Columbus 2020 team traveled to San Diego to hold a meeting with a company engaged with an active project in the Columbus Region.
  5. 5. JULY 2014 Performance: 35 visits in July (204 YTD) Visits conducted by: CASE STUDY: MPW INDUSTRIAL SERVICES Jobs: 25 created Investment: Facilities: HQ, Engineering and Industrial Services 4 $4.4 million COLUMBUS 2020 MONTHLY UPDATE | JULY 2014 BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION | JULY 2014 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT VISITS CONDUCTED BY LOCATION VISITS CONDUCTED BY SECTOR MPW Industrial Services, a leading provider of technology- based industrial cleaning, facility management, water purification and container management services is expanding its Columbus Region presence. The company is building a new 40,000 square foot building in Union Township, Licking County. The $4.4 million dollar investment will go toward construction costs, infrastructure, and machinery and equipment purchases. Additionally, MPW will add 25 new, engineering focused jobs over the next three years. MPW Industrial Services' founder and CEO credits the Columbus Region's workforce as a top reason behind its expansion, noting the engineering and IT expertise here. 40% 23% 37% Columbus 2020 only Local ED partner only Both 2020 and LEDO 13 11 4 4 3 0 3 6 9 12 15 7 7 20 1 0 5 10 15 20 25
  6. 6. Source: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office CASE STUDY: RECONSERVE OF OHIO Jobs: 16 created Investment: $9.1 million Facilities: Agbioscience, Manufacturing 5 Source: Ohio Secretary of State *Note: Registrations are only an indicator of business formation and do not represent actual new businesses. For example, a registration may be filed to reserve a business name or for other reasons in advance of a potential business. Dissolutions, surrenders and withdrawals do not include mergers, consolidations, reinstatements and other changes that may lead to a loss of a business. In addition, not all businesses that close make a filing. BUSINESS CREATION BUSINESS DISSOLUTIONS, SURRENDERS, WITHDRAWALS PATENTS BY REGION INVENTORS & ASSIGNEES NEW BUSINESS REGISTRATION* COLUMBUS 2020 MONTHLY UPDATE | JULY 2014 ReConserve of Ohio, part of ReConserve Inc., is building a new 50,000 square foot processing facility in Marion, Ohio. The company is a leading waste removal service and recycler of food byproducts in the United States; the recycled food waste is then reprocessed, distributed and sold for livestock consumption. The $9.1 million investment includes the new building construction, purchase of new machinery and equipment, rail access upgrades and training for 16 newly created jobs. The attraction of ReConserve of Ohio to the Marion location increases the presence of the agbioscience industry in the Columbus Region. 1,446 1,390 1,211 1,226 500 750 1000 1250 1500 Mar Apr May Jun 198 202 188 142 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 Mar Apr May Jun 60 19 113 31 85 36 83 25 Inventor Assignee Mar Apr May June
  7. 7. 6 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS COLUMBUS 2020 MONTHLY UPDATE | JULY 2014 TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY & ADVOCACYCOLUMBUS REGION IN THE NEWS Retail employment rebounding in Franklin County According to the 2014 Franklin County Retail Report, retail employment has grown in the past two years compared to declines since 2001. The report also discusses jobs migrating to e-commerce and a similar seasonal hiring pattern as retail. http://bit.ly/USyMwA Biotech industry strong in Ohio The latest jobs report from Battelle showed bioscience employment grew by 2.2 percent from 2007 to 2012 and increased in four of the five biotech sectors during the same timeframe. http://bit.ly/1srMx1A Columbus ranked No. 3 for concentration of fashion designers A study of design concentrations in the U.S. revealed Columbus as No. 3 in concentration of fashion designers, behind New York and L.A. Columbus is the site of headquarters for DSW, Abercrombie & Fitch and L Brands, which owns Victoria's Secret. http://bit.ly/1qRDLeO For all of the latest news, visit: http://columbusregion.com/Media-center/Recent- News.aspx Port Columbus pursues nonstop San Francisco air service With the help of the Jobs, Expansion & Transportation (JET) Task Force, Port Columbus is in talks with United Airlines to add nonstop flight service to San Francisco. The west coast city is the most popular destination from Columbus without direct service with approximately 140 people flying to San Francisco daily and the same number flying to Columbus. David Whitaker, vice president of business development for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, along with the taskforce believe the nonstop flight service will have local economic benefit for companies doing business in both regions. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/W3x8cN Export business ramping up at Rickenbacker Officials of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority are working with Cathay Pacific and Cargolux to turn Rickenbacker Airport into an export destination for regional businesses. In September, Consolidated Aviation Services will provide warehouse handling services of import and export cargo at Rickenbacker. Rickenbacker's central location is a selling point for Ohio businesses exporting cargo and provides a closer option than Chicago and New York. Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit and Indianapolis are all within a three hour drive from Rickenbacker and additionally stand to benefit from a high quality, lower cost export option. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/1pWu0GX
  8. 8. 11-County Columbus Region = 3.9% Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Seasonally Adjusted Source: Xceligent Source: Columbus REALTORS 7 $3.05 $9.36 Industrial Retail 6.0% 9.0% Source: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Direct Asking Rent (per sf) Vacancy Rate Use Office 14.1% COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (AS OF JULY 31) HOUSING SALES $16.22 COLUMBUS 2020 MONTHLY UPDATE | JULY 2014 REGIONAL ECONOMIC DATA NUMBER EMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (JUNE 2014) NUMBER OF WEEKLY UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS (WEEK ENDING 5/3/14 TO WEEK ENDING 8/2/14) 4.7% (-3.4) Marion 26,660 (-199) 3.8% (-3.1) Knox 29,223 (+757) Unemployment rate (June 2014) Number employed residents (June 2014) Change from June 2013 to June 2014 3.6% (-1.7) Delaware 93,824 (+1,529) 4.0% (-2.2) Fairfield 72,378 (+1,378) 3.9% (-2.3) Franklin 612,644 (+10,989) 4.0% (-2.9) Licking 81,793 (+1,580) 4.4% (-1.5) Madison 19,165 (+387) 4.5% (-3.3) Morrow 16,556 (+327) 4.8% (-3.0) Pickaway 23,425 (+470) 3.5% (-2.1) Union 26,180 (+501) 3.3% (-3.1) Logan 22,802 (+289) 0 400 800 1,200 1,600 2,000 2,400 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000 20,000 5/3 5/10 5/17 5/24 5/31 6/7 6/14 6/21 6/28 7/5 7/12 7/19 7/26 8/2 Continuing New 3,950 3,721 2,952 $196K3,903 3,486 2,856 $201K New Listings In Contracts Closed Sales Average Sales Price June 2013 June 2014

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