University Hospitals' $7.7B economic impact in Ohio

Dec 07, 2017

Silverlode's economic impact study showed a $3 billion jump in state economic output between 2013 and 2016. The growth is attributed to the acquisition of several hospitals and a commitment to local purchasing and hiring.


Amazon upends site selection and economic development industries

Nov 03, 2017

In the public and unprecedented battle for Amazon's new headquarters, hundreds of geographies have tried to put their best foot forward, including offering incentives packages worth billions. Steve Weitzner explains the need for communities to evolve past submitting standard sites and responses by connecting at a human level and providing...


Columbus battles for megaprojects

Oct 29, 2017

The recent boom in megaprojects and the increasingly public nature of these site selection competitions has brought Columbus into the spotlight. Steve Weitzner notes the metropolitan area has worked hard to fight its perception of not having enough workers for a giant project and describes Columbus as one of the...


Weitzner favors openness in Amazon HQ2 bidding process

Oct 25, 2017

The details of Cleveland's recent bid for Amazon's HQ2 have been kept confidential while cities like Boston and Chicago have shared information. Steve Weitzner advocated openness in his discussion with the Plain Dealer. He explained the missed opportunity to tell the world (not just Amazon) that Northeast...


Steve Weitzner's insights on evolution of Foxconn's planned $10B investment in US

Oct 10, 2017

Foxconn's recently announced $10B deal with Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker elicited criticism from many, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich. As Midwest states competed to land a Foxconn electronics manufacturing facility and up to 10,000 jobs, Steve Weitzner was quoted by several publications. His insights about frequently changing project parameters and...