One Columbus

Meet the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region. Working with local and state partners, we serve as the business location resource for companies across Central Ohio and around the world as they grow, innovate, and compete within the global economy.

Our experienced team has worked with hundreds of companies and helped to secure over $10 billion of capital investment, over 50,000 direct jobs, and more than $2 billion of new payroll across the Columbus Region.


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10 Year Goals

$3.3 Billion
$10 Billion
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To be the most prosperous region in the United States.

Building prosperity is the process of advancing the social and economic well-being of all residents within the Columbus Region. 



The One Columbus mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the 11-county Columbus Region.



SERVE existing businesses
Create the most competitive economic base in the United States.

ATTRACT new businesses
Create the most diverse employment and tax base in the United States.

SUPPORT entrepreneurship and accelerate high-growth firms
Create a seamless continuum of services for venture-backed startups and high-growth firms to scale within the Columbus Region.

PREPARE communities for the future
Become the most prepared area in the United States for growth and investment.

INCREASE global trade and investment
Lead our peer regions in foreign investment and export growth.

MARKET + PROMOTE the Columbus Region globally
Become known as the most prosperous economy in the United States.

What can we do to achieve the greatest growth we've ever seen in a decade?

Kenny McDonald,

President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership


One Columbus is committed to serve growing companies and ensure the Columbus Region remains a vibrant and economically healthy region.


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