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Columbus 2020 Honored at IEDC Conference


Columbus 2020 received significant recognition at the International Economic Development Council’s 2017 Annual Conference, the world’s largest gathering of economic developers.

We’re honored and we’re grateful. We’re thankful to our clients, to our partners in the Columbus Region and at JobsOhio, and to hundreds of Columbus 2020 investors who value the collaborative work it takes to build a better region.

Columbus 2020 shares these honors with many allies who’ve helped lift our team and region to unprecedented achievements.

With gratitude and excitement,
The Columbus 2020 Team

"Best in Class"

Columbus 2020 has been ranked No. 1 “best in class” regional economic development group based on a survey of site selection consultants conducted by Development Counsellors International.

"Most Valuable Brand"

Columbus 2020 has also been ranked one of the 5 most valuable economic development brands in the U.S. based on an open-ended survey of site selectors conducted by Atlas Advertising.

Excellence in Economic Development Marketing

International Economic Development Council Gold Award
The gold-winning Factbook is the Columbus Region’s only comprehensive guide that provides market information, economic data and insights about the Columbus Region’s economy.

Excellence in Economic Development Marketing

Overview Brochure
International Economic Development Council Silver Award
The silver winning 15-page Overview Brochure, available in five languages, provides an introduction to the Columbus Region economy—including facts about the Region’s location, cost, industries, talent and quality of life.

For more details about the honors, view the press release here.

“We commend the achievements made by Columbus 2020 with these Excellence in Economic Development Awards.

Columbus 2020 remains one of the leading economic development organizations in the country, and continues to inspire others in the industry.”

-Michael Langley, Fellow Member and IEDC chair