Ohio Business News and IBM’s Data Analytic Center

business (3)Ohio Business News-These are the news happening in ohio today.  From the resurrection  of the small business tax cut to the lauch of IBM’s 500-employee data anlytics center in columbus, it seems the prognostic for Ohio’s economy growth is optimistic.

 Level the playing field for Ohio retailers

Ohio Council of Retail Merchants

The U.S. Senate deserves a lot of credit, particularly Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, for passing the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would significantly help Ohio’s retailers.

This state has always had a strong retail presence, from established stores with a national reach to the mom-and-pop businesses that are the backbone of our local economy.

However in recent years, the industry has suffered tremendously from an inequitable tax code, which has made it harder for hometown stores to compete. Ohio retailers are at a competitive disadvantage because these outdated tax policies have established winners and losers in the marketplace.

Ohio Senate resurrects Kasich’s small-business tax cut, debate over its impact persists

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s Republican-controlled Senate has a $1.4 billion plan to boost job growth in the state.

But some say its proposal to slash in half taxes for small-business owners  wouldn’t translate to many jobs.

Top of the List: Largest data center operators

Central Ohio’s IT scene will look a lot different once IBM Corp. fully launches its 500-employee data analytics center in northwest Columbus.

It is unclear how much of the 30,000-square-foot building will be dedicated to physical servers, said spokesman Scott Cook, but it’s evident the $3.2 million investment will give IBM the area’s largest data center.