Columbus 2020 Hires Director of Investor Relations

January 6, 2014

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Columbus, OH – Columbus 2020, the 11-county regional economic development entity, today announced the addition of Chip Holcombe as its director, investor relations.

Holcombe will work with current and prospective Columbus 2020 investors to build upon the public- private partnership focused on regional growth. He served as campaign director of the original Columbus 2020 fundraising campaign in 2010-2011.

Holcombe joins Columbus 2020 after most recently serving as a principal officer of Resource Development Group, where he managed dozens of economic development fundraising campaigns around the country in which he solicited more than 5,000 business and community leaders in support of local and regional economic development programs. Holcombe brings 20 years of experience managing economic development funding campaigns ranging from countywide organizations in Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina to major metro regional initiatives in Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, Memphis and Detroit.

Holcombe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from Ohio Wesleyan University. He currently resides in Powell (ZIP 43065).


About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit

Kenny McDonald

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