Alex Austin is a Graduate Administrative Associate with Engineering Career Services.
In 2016, Columbus was selected out of 77 other cities to build Columbus into a Smart City. As part of this initiative Columbus earned $40 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and $10 million from Vulcan Inc., with additional contributions from local and national partners propelling the total to over $500 million. Smart City’s goal is to improve people’s quality of life, drive economic growth, enhance logistics, and foster sustainability through 15 USDOT projects and 5 Vulcan Inc. priorities.
There are some projects anticipated to be finished by 2018 with others yet to begin. Amidst all this change and innovation, how could your job search not be affected by these activities?
Smart Columbus is bringing people closer together so that they can have equal opportunities. It was selected out of a large group, giving us the possibility to see these changes first hand. With more projects going on, company sponsors taking an increased interest in the market, and greater opportunities to improve commutes there is unlimited potential for the job market in Columbus.
Learn more about Smart Columbus HERE.
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