Who to Watch in ’99 Featured

10:01am EDT July 22, 2002

Everyone wants to know which local companies are on the cusp of something big. That’s why each January, Small Business News tells you Who to Watch in the coming year.

The organizations we’ve selected this year aren’t the only ones to keep your eye on in 1999. At least one large, Columbus-based employer that didn’t make the list appears destined for an interesting year.

That employer is the State of Ohio. Not only will our state government get a new administration, but it’s likely to face one of the biggest challenges of the century—converting its computer systems seamlessly into the year 2000. The timeline is shortened, too, as the state rolls into fiscal 2000 on July 1 of this year.

So keep your fingers crossed and your eyes wide open. It’s apt to be an interesting year all around Central Ohio.