Columbus, Ohio –One Columbus, the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, has been named a recipient of the 2023 Mac Conway Award for the sixth consecutive year. The annual award recognizes the top 20 economic development groups in the nation and is granted by Site Selection Magazine, the leading publication in corporate real estate, facility planning, location analysis and foreign direct investment.
The Mac Conway Award winners are determined by an index of corporate job creation and facility-related capital investment data calculated both cumulatively and per capita. The rankings’ methodology is based on data from the proprietary Conway Projects Database, which tracks private-sector facility projects worldwide, and several other global economic data sources.
“The enormous successes by One Columbus and our other regional economic development partners truly demonstrate that this is Ohio’s time,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “The pace of wins in the central Ohio market, in particular, and around the state, in general, is proving to the world that the Buckeye state is the place to be.”
The Mac Conway Award is named after the founder of Conway and Site Selection magazine, McKinley “Mac” Conway, to recognize the work of outstanding economic development organizations and the important contribution they make to grow their respective local economies.
“This doesn’t happen without the will and the drive among central Ohio’s leaders to collaborate,” said Steve Steinour, CEO of Huntington National Bank and Co-Chair of the Columbus Partnership. “While we’re honored to win such a prestigious award, Columbus didn’t get here by resting on our laurels. We’ll keep innovating, growing, and working very hard as a team to continue winning. That’s how we established Columbus as a premier location to succeed in business.”
The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati joins One Columbus as a recipient of the 2023 Mac Conway Award. One Columbus was named a recipient of the Mac Conway Award in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018, and received an honorable mention in 2017. Earlier this year, the Columbus Region moved up to No. 7 on Site Selection magazine’s ‘Top 10 Metro Areas’ list, with the state of Ohio ranking No. 3 on the magazine’s list of the ‘Top 10 States’ as part of the 2022 Governor’s Cup.
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About One Columbus
As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grow a highly adaptive workforce, prepare our communities for the future, and inspire corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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