New Albany News

New Albany Works Video Features Development Staff

A recent New Albany Works video spotlights Jackie Russell, Community Development’s economic development specialist, describing her passion for people and the built environment. Russell facilitates large or complex development projects, supports strategic planning and research initiatives, coordinates outreach visits with existing businesses and manages the city’s incubator. Outside the office, …


Smart Columbus Debuts Pivot Navigation App

With an ever-increasing range of transportation options, Pivot, a new navigation app makes it easy to find the best way to get around central Ohio. The app features local transit options that include COTA buses, ride-hail, bikes, scooters and more. Download Pivot on the Apple App Store and Google Play …


New Albany Expands Economic Development Team

The city of New Albany recently expanded its economic development team with the appointment of Michael Loges as economic development manager. Loges brings more than 12 years of development experience, including work for the Ohio Development Services Agency, city of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority. He offers expertise …


JobsOhio Creates Growth Fund for Early Stage Companies

JobsOhio’s new Growth Capital program will provide qualifying early stage companies with financial support to validate, quickly scale and launch businesses with high growth potential. Ohio venture-backed companies who are Seed+, A or B stage and have already raised $3 to $5 million in professional financing are eligible for the …


Abercrombie & Fitch Inks Renewable Energy Deal with AEP

Two New Albany-based companies have struck a deal to expand renewable energy use beginning in 2023. Global retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch has signed a 13-year, 100% renewable energy supply agreement with AEP Energy for its New Albany corporate headquarters and two distribution centers. The agreement will deliver approximately 30,000 megawatt …


Accel Receives Outstanding Diversity Award from Business First

Accel Inc., a New Albany-based contract assembly manufacturing company, was recognized as an Outstanding Diversity Organization by Columbus Business First in its annual Diversity in Business Awards program. The annual program recognizes inclusive organizations that encourage diversity in age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion in local workplaces. …


Paycheck Protection Program Extends Application Deadline

The second COVID-19 stimulus package includes a new round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. The program provides individual business loans of up to $2 million administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is designed to help businesses keep their workers employed during the pandemic. The SBA application …


SBA Offers Economic Disaster Cash Grants and Loan Advances

Small businesses and nonprofits may be eligible for thousands of dollars in cash grants as part of the U. S. Small Business Association’s Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance program. The program provides economic relief to small business and nonprofit organizations experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to the …