Downtown: Open for Business
Downtown boasts a workforce of 100,000, 6,200 residents, another 65,000 residents in surrounding neighborhoods and 39,000 students, which promises strong retail traffic. Add nine million annual downtown visitors, and the client base abounds. “Downtown Columbus is the largest untapped retail market in central Ohio.”
- Chris Boring, President, Boulevard Strategies
Our region’s core intersects arts and entertainment, business and commerce with unparalleled character. A new national marketing campaign and a 532-room convention center hotel will give local business an even bigger boost.
Based on a study by Boulevard Strategies, downtown's consumer markets offer the potential to spend $375 million annually. Retail submarkets maximize every category from convenience goods and services to dining and entertainment.
Capital Crossroads SID and the City of Columbus have partnered to create a retail recruitment program. For more information and resources, contact Kacey (Campbell) Brankamp
at (614) 645-5095.