On the World Stage

September 30, 2013

If you held an international event in your community, what would the world see? This week, The Presidents Cup will bring thousands of visitors from several continents and international press to the Columbus Region. They will be met with enthusiasm and pride for sure, but they will also see a vibrant metropolitan region that is economically and culturally diverse, and investing in its own future.

Visitors will see construction cranes and plenty of hard hats, building everything from new housing and health care facilities to roads and bridges. They will see thriving arts, dining and entertainment scenes alongside our sports teams and facilities. When they read the morning paper they will see a region that is open to vigorous debate and is wrestling with tough issues, too – but with an appreciation for different perspectives.

Most importantly, our visitors will be met by talented people. People who are native to the area, and people who have brought their talent, unique perspectives and creativity from afar and now choose to call the Columbus Region home.

Let’s have a great week and showcase not only what we have built, but what we are building for future generations.

Kenny McDonald

One Columbus Update

  • Please note that today is the day to submit applications to the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program.
  • This week, the One Columbus team is hosting several location advisors and business executives throughout the community to celebrate The Presidents Cup. We will also have a team in Salt Lake to attend the Industrial Management Asset Council.
  • On Wednesday, the Columbus Metropolitan Club Forum will focus on the evolution of manufacturing.
  • On Thursday, One Columbus along with the City of Columbus, City of Dublin, Delaware County, Franklin County, JobsOhio and local Presidents Cup committee will host a morning address and reception featuring Dean Christine Poon from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
  • Friday, October 4 is National Manufacturing Day and October is Ohio Manufacturing Month. Manufacturing is a critical driver in our economy, employing hundreds of thousands of Ohioans at an average salary that’s higher than other industries.