Meet One Columbus

If your business is expanding, One Columbus can help you assess locations, recruit and retain a talented workforce, and secure public and private resources available to growing companies.

Your Business Guide to the Columbus Region

Consistently named among the best economic development organizations in the country, our award-winning team is deeply experienced and highly connected to the resources growing businesses need.

One Columbus’ customized approach to unique location challenges has helped more than 600 companies succeed in the Columbus Region. Our powerful network of public and private sector partners are experienced and eager to assist in growing your business.

Site Selection Assistance

The right location is critical to your success. Our team will work to understand your business challenges and put together a comprehensive plan to help you leverage all the Columbus Region has to offer.

Research and Analysis

We will perform economic and regional labor market data analyses on your behalf and conduct cost comparisons to demonstrate how operating your business in the Columbus Region will improve your bottom line.

Regional and Site Tours

We will identify available real estate that matches your needs and arrange tours to help you better understand your options.

Incentives and Programs

Our team can work on your behalf with the state of Ohio and other local partners who offer performance-based incentives to assist companies that are starting, relocating, or expanding operations.

Number-based factors: Access to state incentives is based on factors such as job creation, payroll figures, fixed-asset investment commitment, project location, and more.

Local programs: One Columbus can help you connect with additional local and government entities within the Columbus Region that offer localized incentives and programs.

International Support

One Columbus helps foreign-owned companies evaluate the many advantages of why the Columbus Region is the location of choice for a U.S. facility.

Import and export guidance: We can help you navigate the myriad of considerations specific to international business localized operating best practices.

Make connections here: Our team can connect you with workforce resources, domestic resources and existing companies to better understand how they will impact your business for the better.

Workforce Strategy

Finding, hiring and training a qualified workforce can be challenging, but a company thrives when it finds and retains the best talent. One Columbus serves companies seeking to expand existing operations or introduce a new operation to the Columbus Region by forging connections with the right talent.

Professional workforce partners: One Columbus helps businesses navigate workforce partners in the Columbus Region and invest in key strategies to increase the skilled talent pool.

Hands-on assistance: Our team can consult on talent needs and concerns, conduct workforce screening and training, and help build and execute a customized recruitment strategy.

“We’re incredibly honored to be receiving the Mac Conway award for the fifth consecutive year, which exemplifies how the One Columbus team has weathered the global pandemic with an unwavering strategic vision, agility and excellent client service.”

Sue Zazon / Board Chair of One Columbus

Choose the A-team

Nationally-Recognized Efforts

One Columbus has won the Mac Conway Award, recognizing economic development groups who excel at attracting capital investment, five years in a row.

Proven and Visible Results

Our work resulted in the Columbus Region being listed No. 9 on Site Selection magazine’s “Top 10 Metro Areas” list in 2021.

Talented and Connected

Our team is comprised of award-winning individuals who are at the top of their respective fields, resulting in a driven and experienced economic development powerhouse.

Highly-Regarded Team

In 2020, the One Columbus team was ranked No. 2 in the nation as a best-in-class regional economic development agency by the Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing survey.

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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.