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Tom Stipkovich
Project Manager

Tom Stipkovich

Business Development and Project Management

Role and Responsibilities

Tom works directly with companies evaluating the Columbus Region for job creation and investment opportunities, including attraction and retention of domestic and international projects spanning all industry sectors. He is responsible for customized proposals, has coordinated dozens of market and site tours, helped manage over a hundred project opportunities for the Columbus Region and created a streamlined source of communication between companies and growth resources. Tom is also responsible for managing the Columbus Region property database and all site selection based leads and projects.

In his previous role as Columbus 2020 project coordinator, Tom assisted on all aspects of projects including research, client hosting, proposal creation and incentive structuring. Prior to joining Columbus 2020, Tom completed internships in local and regional government and non-profit organizations across the State of Ohio.

Notable Projects

The attraction of TCI of Alabama to Union County, resulting in 39 new jobs.

Past Experience and Education

Experience

  • Project Management Coordinator, Columbus 2020
  • Intern, Columbus 2020
  • Intern, Lake County Ohio Planning Department

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University

Board and Community Involvement

  • Member, NAIOP Central Ohio Chapter
  • Rider, Pelotonia

Why do you live in the Columbus Region?

It’s truly exciting living in a growing metro that is passionate about businesses, culture and quality of life. The Columbus Region offers safe communities, low cost of living and ease of transportation. And we have the right leadership in place to carefully plan to accommodate future growth and development.

Why do you work in economic development? 

Working in economic development gives me the ability to make a real impact on communities within Central Ohio by helping create opportunity for residents. It is a fulfilling career that allows you to be a direct advocate for your community and help shape the economic landscape for years to come.