It may be a new year but little, if anything, has changed in the Columbus housing market: homes for sale are still hard to find, homes are more expensive and they’re selling faster than ever. Coming off a record year for home sales, January did start the year off slightly slower than last January with home sales dipping 1.1 percent, but with 1,635 homes sold last month, according to new figures from Columbus Realtors, that’s still a brisk pace and 4 percent more than January 2016.
Central Ohio experienced vigorous job growth in the construction industry last year, according to new figures from the Associated General Contractors of America. The number of construction jobs in the Columbus region rose 9 percent from December 2016 to December 2017. Central Ohio added 3,500 construction jobs during that time, by far the most of any region in Ohio. Cleveland had the second-biggest jump in construction jobs, with 1,000 new positions.
Last fall’s announcement that Topgolf would open one of its golfing and entertainment centers in Columbus sparked excitement around the local hospitality and entertainment industry. First, it was seen as a coup for central Ohio to land such a facility — it will only be the second Topgolf location in Ohio — and, it’s a unique entertainment option.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".