Business Outlook 2013

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

Central Ohio business owners and even economists are eyeing 2013 with caution.

Many concerns loom large, including the continuing uncertainty in Europe, the looming deficit problems at home and the impact of coming health-care reform changes. The lending environment has improved, but many companies are reluctant to dig too deeply into their pockets just yet.

For our annual Business Outlook feature, Columbus C.E.O. talked with a range of Central Ohio professionals to get their opinions on what lies ahead for 2013 in five key areas: the market, housing, commercial real estate, JobsOhio and the small business environment.

Depending on the resolution to the so-called fiscal cliff, predictions range from modest growth to concerns about a repeat recession. Housing and small business could be potential bright spots.

Reprinted from the January 2013 issue of Columbus C.E.O. Copyright © Columbus C.E.O.