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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Stimulus in Action - Columbus, Ohio

June 16, 2009

June 16 - 18, 2009; Columbus, Ohio
Contact: New York Foreign Press Center
Telephone: 212-317-8325; email:

The FPC traveled to Columbus, OH to see how the region was utilizing stimulus funds to benefit Columbus. The tour focused on the logistics industry, which is the primary growth industry in the Columbus region, the logistics industry has grown nearly 40 percent since 2001, while nationally jobs declined in the sector during the same timeframe. It’s projected the industry will retain 12,000 jobs and create up to 10,000 more, especially with the recently approved $7 million in state stimulus funds for infrastructure improvements.  Journalists had the opportunity to meet with state officials and business leaders.