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WDBCO 2022 Annual Meeting and Awards 

Columbus, Ohio July 22, 2022 – The Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio (WDBCO) will present its 2022 Annual Awards on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Mitchell Hall, on the campus of Columbus State Community College from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. A summary of the year’s highlights and notable awards will be presented fromRead More »

Opening applications for the Next Level DEIA Program to established small business owners in the Columbus Region

The business world recognizes that diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) are equally good business practices and the right thing to do. While many larger companies have made significant investments to implement effective DEIA strategies the cost and expertise required are often not feasible for many small – mid-sized businesses. To directly address this need,Read More »

The Future of Smart Work in Central Ohio

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued the first-ever Smart City Challenge to accelerate the American smart cities movement. By challenging mid-size cities to use emerging transportation technologies to address their most pressing problems, the USDOT aimed to spread innovation through a mixture of competition, collaboration and experimentation… Click here to review theRead More »


Late last year, the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio issued an RFQ about conducting focus groups among women who have left the workforce during/due to the pandemic. As a project like this falls in our wheelhouse and sparks our intellectual curiosity, we were eager to apply. We too had been hearing many stories, localRead More »