Civic Impact

The Columbus Partnership team and our members are well-versed in issues related to public policy and government affairs.

Columbus Region Capital Budget Prioritization Process [FY 2025-2026]

The Columbus Region is once again establishing a State of Ohio Capital Budget project identification process for Central Ohio to assist our state legislators as they begin their work over the coming months. The Columbus Region is collaborating with several public, private and nonprofit lead organizations to ensure that the capital budget’s community projects maximize the economic impact to our region and state through a regional prioritization process. 

To enter a project in the Columbus Region’s prioritization process, please provide the information requested in the questionnaire (see below) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2023 to Gerard Basalla at and copy Nicole Laking at and Camryn Reitz at

Representing the Region

The Columbus Partnership represents the Columbus Region’s people and businesses by advocating for their interests at the local and national level.

Public Policy

Advancing policies that support economic growth and prosperity.

Government Affairs

Impacting change at the local, state and federal levels of government.

A Finger on the Pulse

The Columbus Partnership is active at every level of local, state, and federal government to ensure the Region’s interests are represented. The Partnership’s members engage political leaders through multiple avenues.

Interface with public officials and their staff to ensure the priorities of the Region’s business community are discussed through every sector of government.

Promote a comprehensive policy agenda that focuses on issues that affect business and economic competitiveness in the Columbus Region.

Initiate and enhance collaboration with key stakeholders to facilitate conversation about important policy issues that have a significant impact on the Region’s economic development and smart city-focused initiatives.

Regularly convene with leaders in the nation’s capital to discuss federal policy priorities.

Get in Touch

For more information about the Columbus Region, please fill out the form.

Jeff Polesovosky

Vice President, Public Polcy

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