A new year means a new Mayor for the city of Columbus.

One of the areas of contention between Mayor Jim Lienhoop and former Mayor Kristen Brown was the value of overseas trips to drum up business for the city. Lienhoop explains that people understand the importance of these trips…

The Mayor points out that foreign-owned companies in Columbus account for approximately 8,500 people…

Lienhoop says the investment made in these trips pay for themselves through the growth of Columbus’ economy…

Mayor Lienhoop added that it is important for him to not only seek out manufacturing jobs for Columbus, but other, high-tech options as well. He says that there are indications of a global economic “headwind” and that it is his goal to diversify the city’s job and economic base as much as possible.