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State and Local Partners


The Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy depends on having great partners throughout the Columbus Region and the state of Ohio. Our success as a region is built upon a foundation of collaboration for economic growth.

Ohio Economic Development Organizations

 

Jobs Ohio NetworkJobsOhio is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes job creation and economic development for Ohio. The JobsOhio Network is comprised of six geographic regions with specific industry strengths and resources. Columbus 2020 is the JobsOhio network partner for the Columbus Region.

 

The Ohio Development Services Agency works to support Ohio's businesses as they maneuver in the global economy. Whether a company is established and looking to expand, ready to move from the lab to commercialization, or just beginning as a new small business, ODSA has resources to assist in the growth of Ohio companies.

Local Economic Development Organizations in the Columbus Region

The Columbus 2020 regional growth strategy depends on having great partners throughout Central Ohio. The following economic development organizations provide local knowledge and expertise to facilitate the development process and work closely with Columbus 2020 to help growing companies. 

The local economic development organizations listed below are also members of the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE).

Delaware County
Delaware County
City of Delaware
City of Powell

Fairfield County
Fairfield 33 Development Alliance
City of Canal Winchester
City of Pickerington
City of Reynoldsburg
Violet Township

Franklin County
Franklin County
Columbus 2020
City of Bexley
City of Columbus
City of Dublin
City of Gahanna
City of Grandview
City of Grove City
City of Groveport
City of Hilliard
City of New Albany
Village of Obetz
City of Upper Arlington
City of Westerville
City of Whitehall
City of Worthington

Knox County
Area Development Foundation of Knox County

Licking County
Licking County Chamber / Grow Licking County CIC
City of Pataskala

Logan County
Logan County Community Improvement Corporation

Madison County
Madison County Future Inc.
City of London

Marion County
Marion CAN DO!

Morrow County
Morrow County Development Office

Pickaway County
Pickaway Progress Partnership

Union County
Union County Economic Development Partnership

Regional Partners


Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions to help businesses thrive by leveraging a customized, consultative approach to support members that range from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises.

The Columbus Partnership
The Columbus Partnership is a nonprofit, membership-based CEO organization of 52 CEOs from Columbus’ leading businesses and institutions. The Columbus Partnership’s primary goal is to improve the economic vitality of the Columbus Region.

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is a voluntary association of Central Ohio governments which envisions and embraces innovative directions in transportation, energy, housing, land use, the environment and economic prosperity.

Rev1 Ventures
Rev1 Ventures helps entrepreneurs build great companies. With the capital of a VC and the connections of an accelerator, Rev1 supports startups through the first phases of growth to increase their probability of success. Their team of experts leads an ongoing, data-driven process that ensures entrepreneurs develop products people want, and companies people need.

Connect With Us

Justin
Bickle
Director, Project Management
614-225-6906
Kenny
McDonald
President and Chief Economic Officer
614-225-6060
Matt
McCollister
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
614-225-6953
Patty
Huddle
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
614-225-6065
Deborah
Scherer
Managing Director, Global Trade and Investment
614-225-6096
Matt
McQuade
Managing Director, Business Development
614-225-6920
Archit
Dhir
Project Manager, Global Trade and Investment
614-225-6083
Chris
Strayer
Senior Project Manager
614-225-6905
Stephanie
Bosco
Economic Development Coordinator
614-225-6935
Irene
Alvarez
Managing Director, Marketing and Communications
614-225-6941
Nick
Reshan
Marketing Specialist
614-225-6085
Jung
Kim
Managing Director, Research and Business Intelligence
614-225-6913
Laura
Hess
Research Manager
614-225-6087
Jay
Knox
Research Manager
614-225-6937
Tom
Stipkovich
Project Management Coordinator
614-225-6063
Jeff
Zimmerman
Director, Columbus Region Logistics Council
614-225-6086
Chip
Holcombe
Managing Director, Investor Relations
614-225-6067
Sean
Grant
Chief Financial Officer
614-225-6931
Jennifer
Randall
Senior Staff Accountant
614-225-6904

Power of Partnership

Gus Comstock "Our partnership with Columbus 2020 and their model for success through strategic planning and marketing initiatives for the Columbus Region has brought new enthusiasm to the community. This has led to greater visibility for Marion CANDO!, increased connectivity with site selectors, and made us a more competitive city and county with regard to economic development."

Gus Comstock, Director, Marion CANDO!

Eric Phillips"Thanks to the leadership of our elected officials, the dedication of our business leaders, the work ethic of our residents, and the foresight of Columbus 2020, the Columbus Region remains the preeminent location for economic growth in the nation."

Eric S. Phillips, Executive Director, Union County Economic Development Partnership, and CEO, Union County Chamber of Commerce







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