Columbus, OH ranked #1 as the Most Favorable Business Location with Accessibility to the American Market

Columbus, Ohio has long touted it’s accessibility to the American market as a key selling feature to attract new business into the area. Even if this was true in the past, given significant population shifts toward the west and the south in the last few decades, Three Scale Research, Inc. decided to test this claim. Using 2010 census data for the United States, our team, led by GIS Researcher...
read more

Avenza Map Store Analytics

Over the past several months, Three Scale Strategy has been uploading maps onto the Avenza Map Store site.  Our maps we uploaded are free of charge to use.  These maps range from showing the Columbus Metro Area to the whole world.  In that time, we have uploaded 19 maps. Those 19 maps have a cumulative total of over 2300 downloads as of October 31st.  These downloads have come from a total of 98...
read more

Duke University Alumni in Ohio

Where are today’s university alumni living in? In a rural township or in a major municipality?  This next blog post focuses on the number of Duke University alumnus living in the state of Ohio.  Before we delve into identify and mapping Duke alumni, one needs some background information about Duke University.  Duke University is a private university located in Durham, North Carolina.  Durham is...
read more

Will the Hollywood Casino Save a Neighborhood? Part I

In late 2012, Columbus will be opening a new Hollywood Casino on the west side of town. The project will hopefully be a catalyst for a struggling area. In addition to the direct jobs created by construction and operation of the casino, indirect jobs will be created as the area is commercially redeveloped and people return to the area, visitors of the casino and residents alike. In addition to...
read more

Is GIS Creating More Gerrymandering?

Redistricting is a process that is mandated every ten years, in every state, counting the number of citizens living in the United States by the US Census Bureau (US Constitution).  These districts are redrawn and go into effect immediately for the first election following the census.  Our country’s population totaled around 309 million citizens according to the 2010 US Census.  Currently, the...
read more

Rolled Industrial Fabric in Northeast Ohio

In northeast Ohio, there are several companies that produce industrial fabric. Much of this fabric is currently made for use within the United States. These manufacturers could be exporting more of their products to clients in other countries around the world, but many of them do not. We conducted research on international shipping rates for economies around the globe. We collected data to show...
read more

A Tale of Two Cities | Columbus and Indianapolis

A few months ago, we published a blog about the population within 500 miles of select metropolitan areas (Click here for blog). We found Columbus to be ranked #1 in terms of population within 500 miles at 145,445,780 people, thus outranking cities like Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, etc. Another city worth mentioning is Indianapolis; this city ranked 10th on our list with 124,442,567. Not...
read more

Ohio Has Room for Improvement on INC 5000 List

As part of our work to better understand the economic growth of Ohio, Three Scale has analyzed the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the US to see how the state stacks up in comparison to rest of the nation. Each year, Inc. Magazine releases the “Inc. 5000 List” which ranks the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the US. The Inc. 5000 list is ranked...
read more

The Cost of Trading: Gobal Tariffs

The Three Scale tax map series has covered income tax, sales tax, property tax, estate tax and corporate tax. This week we take a look at global “tariffs” or “trade tariffs”. These are taxes on imports and exports to a country, and can range from very low to very high, depending on the country and the item being imported and or exported. Businesses that engage in trade, have global offices, or...
read more

How Much of My Income Does Ohio’s Municipalities Take?

Last month we posted our first blog for the entire tax map series. The first blog focused on the income tax rates that the states collect. When we looked at Ohio’s income tax rates, we noticed that through the years Ohio has been decreasing the tax rate for both the highest and lowest income brackets, thus placing the Buckeye State as one of the more favorable locations in terms of income tax...
read more

Factors Affecting the Revenue of the Pizza Industry

In this report, we built a competition model to analyze the market shares for the pizza shop industry in a Columbus neighborhood.  17 pizza shops are included in our model: Bono Pizza, Caffe Davinci, Carsoni’s Stromboli & Pizza, Cowtown Pizza, Dewey’s Pizza, Donatos Grandview, Donatos Upper Arlington, Grandad’s Pizza, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Mama Mimi’s Pizza, Panzera’s Pizza, Pizza Hut,...
read more

Which Countries are the United States’ Leading Crude Oil Providers?

The United States consumed 19.18 million barrels of petroleum products per day in 2010.  Net import (import minus export) had fallen to 49.2% of total consumption this year, below 50% for the first time in the new century, reported by Energy Information Administration. Curious people may wonder how dependent the U.S. is on foreign oil, what the historical footprints of oil imports are, and which...
read more