Economic Development Ecosystem

From the local to the state level, the Columbus Region offers a welcoming business climate that attracts global investment and fosters growth in businesses large and small.

Dedicated Network

Economic development in the Columbus Region is supported by a network of regional- and state-level organizations. Together, these entities pave the way for businesses to find their new home in the Region and across the state of Ohio.

Our economic development ecosystem supports global businesses as they grow and succeed in the Columbus Region.

One Columbus

One Columbus is the regional economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, leading a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies.

State of Ohio

The state of Ohio’s strong and stable economy is an ideal foundation for businesses to build upon. The state embraces new business through favorable tax policy and other incentives.


JobsOhio is a first-of-its-kind, state-authorized nonprofit whose programs and development-ready sites empower world-class corporations, entrepreneurs, and talented individuals to build their businesses and careers in Ohio.


The Mid-Ohio Development Exchange is a member-based organization that provides educational, networking and collaboration opportunities to its members in order to strengthen and improve the profession and communities.

“Economic development requires cross-sector engagement, and our work together as a region will never be more important than it is now.”

kenny mcdonald / president and ceo of the columbus partnership

Columbus Ohio skyline


Our team is on hand to help your business find its place in the Columbus Region. Together we’ll secure your growth and future in our thriving ecosystem.