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Columbus 2020 Business Expansion and Location Services

The Columbus 2020 team of professional economic development consultants provides services to existing companies, companies considering the Columbus Region for the first time and startup enterprises.

Business Expansion and Retention

  • Columbus 2020 consultants and local allies speak in person to at least 500 local existing businesses each year to better understand the challenges and opportunities that our businesses are facing in this very dynamic economy. Each interview is an opportunity to learn more about our region's workforce, supply chains and general business competitiveness.
  • The Columbus 2020 team and state and local partners can facilitate meetings with other businesses, workforce development partners, and federal, state and local leaders that can assist companies with a variety of issues.
  • For growing local companies, our team of economic developers can assist with identifying financing, business incentive and workforce planning programs.

Site and Community Analysis for Site Selectors 

For companies considering the Columbus Region as a business location for the first time, the Columbus 2020 team provides customized site analysis research to help company officials and location advisors with locally generated data and program expertise to navigate the many programs that exist to assist new businesses. Site selection services include:
  • Customized site and building tours
  • Interviews with similar companies to learn first-hand what it's like to operate in the Columbus Region
  • Detailed meetings with local and state officials who administer tax and business incentive programs

International Business Expansion Services

Columbus 2020's dedicated professionals work with international companies, both existing and companies not presently here, to help navigate the many issues specific to businesses headquartered internationally. International business services include:
  • Guiding companies through the myriad of additional considerations that must be addressed for companies owned by foreign interests
  • Personal assistance for international business executives
    • Facilitation to public and private service providers for international companies
    • Help understanding the regulatory environment

Startups and High-Growth Companies

Entrepreneurs are an engine of Columbus Region economy and the Columbus 2020 team can help them accelerate their businesses. A variety of programs offered by the State of Ohio and local governments are available to assist entrepreneurs, and a variety of local economic development organizations can assist in strengthening a company's ability to achieve its growth goals.

Columbus 2020 can help startups by identifying financial partners, providing industry research and facilitating introductions to larger businesses and potential customers.

Success Story

Establishing partnerships and advancing companies in the Columbus Region

Liza-Kessler.jpg"This has been a great city to do business with. The Columbus 2020 folks and JobsOhio folks have been great to work with. They have introduced us to suppliers. We have also done some work with the Ohio State University and the Center for Automotive Research. We have great partnerships here."

Shane Terblache GM, Hybrid Drive Systems, Parker Hannifin

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