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Capitalizing on Columbus’ strengths as a forward-thinking city, we continue to “Live Forward” to help rebuild Columbus’ economy and support the local community during the COVID-19 crisis. Though many events have been cancelled, Ohio has slowly begun the process to reopen doctor’s offices, retail shops, restaurants and bars, salons and general businesses if the proper guidelines are followed. Attractions throughout Columbus remain closed and the Governor has continued the stay-at-home order with those business exceptions.

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There are more than 1 million restaurant locations across the country, employing 15.3 million employees according to the National Restaurant Association. This accounts for 10% of the overall U.S. workforce. Plus, an expected 1.6 million new restaurant jobs will be created by 2029. According to the Ohio Restaurant Association, as of 2017, there are 83,373 employees at 4,045 eating and drinking establishments in Columbus alone.

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