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Red Roof Inns Offer Day Rates for Remote Workers

Looking for some peace and quiet, a desk, hot coffee and more while you work remotely? While the coronavirus takes a bite out of the hotel industry, New Albany-based Red Roof Inns has found a win-win solution by offering $29 per day rates to entice home-bound workers to rent hotel …

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Tech Giants Praise New Albany’ Fast, Efficient, Collaborative Approach

When it comes to landing major IT players, New Albany is much more than a triple threat. Its robust, high-speed fiber optics, triple feed electric capabilities in excess of 500 MW capacity and strong talent pipeline are coveted assets for data centers. Yet, what really sets the city apart is …

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Facebook Offers Small Business Relief Grants

One of the city’s newest data center operators, Facebook, is stepping in to offer financial support for small businesses that have experienced disruptions due to COVID-19. The social media and technology giant created the Small Business Grants Program to offer $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to distressed …

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New Albany Foundation Provides COVID-19 Relief

The New Albany Foundation is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by granting $40,000 to New Albany and central Ohio organizations. The foundation made a $10,000 grant to the New Albany Food Pantry to support immediate efforts to respond to families in need. New Albany-Plain Local Schools received a $10,000 grant …

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Local Nonprofit Steps Up to Make Face Shields

A graduate of the Innovate New Albany incubator and New Albany Chamber Delta Award Winner, Form5, a nonprofit, has pivoted from making eco-friendly prosthetics for people in poverty with limb differences to producing face shields to donate to health care and emergency medical staff. Founder and CEO, Aaron Westbrook, …

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Deli, Brewpub, Pizzeria and Hotel Coming Soon

New Albany has attracted three of central Ohio’s favorite dining and drinking establishments to Village Center as well as a new hotel for business and leisure travel. Harvest Pizzeria will join Three Tigers Brewing Co. of Granville in a new venture called Harvest X Three Tigers, an 8,000 square foot …

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Facebook Opens First Data Center, Announces More

New Albany’s growing reputation as an ideal location for multinational data center operations just got another boost when Facebook recently announced plans to build its fourth and fifth data centers in the city, bringing its total investment to $1 billion. One of the world’s leading enterprise data operations, Facebook touted …

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Digital Health Company, Hims & Hers, to Locate Here

Citing its central location that provides direct access to customers, Hims & Hers, a direct-to-consumer digital health and wellness company, recently announced that it has chosen a 302,880 square-foot facility in New Albany for a new mail-order pharmacy and fulfillment center. The fast-growing digital enterprise leased an entire building at …

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Incubator’s Events Attract Thousands to Its Offices

Not only did Innovate New Albany have a 97% occupancy rate last year, but the city’s incubator for tech startups and small businesses also attracted thousands of people throughout central Ohio to its workshops and programs. In 2019, more than 1,300 people attended TIGER Talks, TIGER Workshops and TIGER Tales …

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New Albany Ranks 25th in USA Today’s Best Cities

Stating that New Albany is one of the fastest growing cities in Ohio, USA Today recently ranked the city 25th among “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.” The national publication also notes that the city is “less than 20 minutes from downtown Columbus and in easy commuting distance to …

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Companies Praise Beauty Campus’ Speed, Agility and Innovation

New Albany’s Personal Care and Beauty Campus, one of the City’s fastest growing sectors, offers a unique, vertically integrated supply chain that has attracted the country’s leading solutions providers in product development, design, manufacturing, packaging and distribution. Coined the “Silicon Valley of health and beauty manufacturing,” the one-of-a-kind hub has …

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Why the Beauty Campus Attracts and Grows Business

The Personal Care and Beauty Campus has attracted 12 industry-leading companies seeking to benefit from common supply chain demands, workforce needs, energy capabilities and logistical considerations. Close proximity to other suppliers drives collaboration and fuels innovation. The campus is a model of agile manufacturing – products travel only 1.9 miles …

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City’s Support Is Part of Campus’ Formula for Success

New Albany receives high marks from Personal Care and Beauty Campus executives and site selection consultants for its responsive, collaborative, pro-business approach and commitment to seeing businesses and employees thrive. Close working relationships between the development staff, planning commission, council, businesses and developers provide a predictable, cohesive path to development. …

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NEW ALBANY GETS BUSINESS AND GROWS IT.

Corporate expansion demonstrates how New Albany anticipates what businesses need to succeed and delivers.

  • Hands-On Approach 

When it comes to economic development, a commitment to ongoing relationships with businesses long after the deals close has resulted in strong retention and robust expansion across the New Albany International Business Park. While …

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Heit Center Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

The Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, a multidisciplinary health and fitness facility designed to make New Albany the healthiest community in the country, celebrated its 5th anniversary earlier this month. The one-of-a-kind center provides health services from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University as well as …

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Chamber Recognizes Delta Award-Winning Companies

The New Albany Chamber of Commerce recently recognized local businesses as well as a business leader, program and student for excellence and innovation in business and contributions to the community. The 2019 Delta Awards winners include Outstanding Large Business, Wesley Woods at New Albany; Outstanding Medium Business, Alene Candles; Outstanding …

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Expansion Accounts for 34% of Business Growth

While the New Albany International Business Park receives national attention for attracting name brand businesses like Google and Discover Financial, one of the city’s greatest successes is its ability to retain businesses and promote expansion. Expansion accounts for 34% of the $4.8 billion in total investment in the park since …

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Amazon, Google Expand Investment in New Albany

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expanding its presence with the purchased of its third site in the city where it plans to invest $400 million in a 170,000-square-foot data center on 100 acres. The latest project brings AWS’s total investment to $1.3 billion. The Information Technology cluster’s newest neighbor, Google, …

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