Archive for the ‘ECDI Spotlight’ Category

Startup Week Comes Back to Columbus May 2

Startup Week Comes Back to Columbus May 2
Columbus is ready to welcome back “Columbus Startup Week,” the annual event sponsored by Chase, celebrating entrepreneurial cities across the country. Beginning Monday, May 2, five days of programming will be offered to the public, completely free of charge, to inspire both startup owners or those...
April 28th, 2016 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Changing the Landscape of Healthy Eating

Changing the Landscape of Healthy Eating
“That’s my thing,” Jennifer Cuevas tells me, “I like to make meals and invite friends over and then at the end tell them it was gluten, grain and soy free.” Cuevas, owner and operator of The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet, has an obvious passion for healthy eating born out of a personal struggle...
March 24th, 2016 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Local Mobile Foodies Gear Up for First-Ever Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo

Local Mobile Foodies Gear Up for First-Ever Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo
You may have noticed the vast amount of food trucks lining the city streets this past spring and summer, or as mobile operators call it, “the peak season,” serving the bustling metropolis of Downtown Columbus at over 15 different locations. Perhaps you’ve even stopped for a quick bite or coffee...
February 23rd, 2016 | ECDI Spotlight, Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program: Helping Those Who Help Others

ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program: Helping Those Who Help Others
When it comes to economic development, there is, as they say, more than one way to skin a rabbit. ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program, funded by the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the State of Ohio, is an example of a program that provides a layered type of economic and community development that...
January 28th, 2016 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Starting Over Again: One Refugee Entrepreneur’s Path To Success

Starting Over Again: One Refugee Entrepreneur’s Path To Success
Like all refugees, Mukhlid Shaikhil came to America in search of a better life than the one he had left behind. While Shaikhil was a talented civil engineer in Iraq, a stagnant economy and poor prospects led him to Jordan in 2000 where he worked as an electronics technician, but lacked the rights of...
December 24th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

ECDI Makes Its Mark On The North Market

ECDI Makes Its Mark On The North Market
Not much in this world sells itself. Like cat videos, bacon and Buckeye football, the North Market is a ubiquitous staple of downtown Columbus that needs no marketing team to assert its presence. A bastion of locally-produced food products ranging from grass-fed beef, pork and poultry to produce and...
November 29th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Organic Growth: Columbus Spa Blooms

Organic Growth: Columbus Spa Blooms
Nestled in a cozy brick home in the Discovery District, one of the first things that you are struck by as you walk into Replenish is the calming sense of warmth that radiates throughout the building. Every object within seems to convey an intimate personal message, and nothing seems out of place. Plush...
October 22nd, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Sell-Out Crowd Supports Women’s Business Center

Sell-Out Crowd Supports Women’s Business Center
Last Thursday, the Central Ohio community came together for the second annual Women’s Business Center luncheon. “We were pleased to have increased seating capacity and to once again have a sellout crowd,” says Patty Tumen, vice president of Women’s Business Centers of Ohio. “The...
September 24th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More