To weather the next economic storm, the city should grow its 'rainy day' fund.

The past decade has been pretty good for Central Ohio.

In 2018, the Columbus metropolitan area experienced its ninth consecutive year of economic growth. Over this time period, Columbus’ economy grew 3.1 percent per year on average, outpacing both the country and Ohio, which each grew at about 2 percent per year over that time period.

That being said, all good things eventually end. A recent poll by the National Association of Business Economics found that two-thirds of business economists in the U.S. expect a recession in the next two years.

Read the rest of Rob Moore's "Local Politics" column at Columbus Alive.