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  • Columbus economy may soon overtake Cleveland, Cincinnati

    The Columbus area economy is gaining on Cleveland and Cincinnati and may be poised to pass them in coming years. Columbus’ economy grew by 3.3 percent in 2013 compared with 2.1 percent in Cincinnati and 0.5 percent in Cleveland, according to a U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report released yesterday. Central Ohio has outperformed Cincinnati and Cleveland every year since economic growth resumed in 2010 after the recession.

  • Central Ohio employers urged to hire refugees

    Central Ohio is seeing an influx of refugees from several countries, including Iraq, Bhutan and Myanmar, and already is home to thousands of Somali refugees. “A refugee has the legal right to work on day one when they enter this country,” said Robert Cohen, an immigration lawyer with the Porter Wright law firm.