Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is providing assistance to the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Columbus Economic Development Corp. The Republic reports the company is leasing office space to the organizations after their headquarters building was damaged in a recent fire.
Leadership from the chamber and EDC have signed a joint lease to occupy space at the Cummins office at 526 Washington Street in Columbus for up to six months with an option for renewal, according to the publication.
The organizations expect to move into the space next month.
“It’s a relief to know that we will be back in an office in a daily basis,” Chamber President Cindy Frey told The Republic. “We want to be where our members can find us.”
The Dec. 3 fire damaged multiple buildings on the 400 block of Fifth Street, and officials believe repairs from the water and smoke damage of the building that houses the chamber and EDC are expected to take several months to complete.
The chamber said the six full-time tenants of its “Fish Tank” office space, which was also located in the building, have had to switch to a remote work operation after the fire. The chamber has refunded and suspended payments as a result.
EDC President Jason Hester told the publication cleanup of the building will not begin until an adjacent building, which has been condemned by the city, is demolished.
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