As the Columbus Chamber’s economist, my focus is tracking the economic and workforce changes that impact our eight-county region. I am excited to be able to share these developments in an immediate way through this new blog. My posts will include the monthly changes in our region’s employment and unemployment, population changes, information on our region’s output, national-level developments, and anything else that seems of interest. I am also planning to include thoughts on what these numbers tell us – and what they don’t. I will continue to produce a variety of detailed reports and fact sheets that will give more details. Please let me know your thoughts – or post a comment – and by all means feel welcome to suggest topics of interest!