Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA), the state’s professional association for economic and community development practitioners, announced today the appointment of One Columbus Project Manager Logan Dawson to its Board of Directors.
In his role at One Columbus, Dawson is responsible for evaluating and managing economic development opportunities for the Columbus Region. Dawson’s primary focus is to secure new jobs and investment by demonstrating the regional value proposition and competitiveness against other competing markets. This work includes responding to proposals and inquiries from companies and advisory teams, identifying suitable real estate options, coordinating prospect visits, developing financial incentive packages, and serving as a liaison between companies and various state, local and private partners.
“Logan is an experienced project manager and skilled economic developer, so I am proud to pass the torch to Logan as he joins the OEDA board of directors,” said Kenny McDonald, president and CEO of One Columbus. “As a young professional with a bright future in this field, Logan will be an important asset to the OEDA team, and I look forward to seeing him share his talents with the state.”
Prior to joining One Columbus, Dawson served as the director of corporate expansion and attraction at Milwaukee 7 and as a business specialist at the Racine County Economic Development Corporation. He also attended college in Central Ohio, obtaining a degree in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture.
“We are so excited to welcome Logan Dawson to our team,” said Jennifer Tisone Price, the executive director of OEDA. “Logan’s past professional experiences driving economic development in the Midwest, in tandem with his current role at One Columbus, make him a strategic addition to the OEDA board of directors. His passion for creating opportunities for talent and business in Central Ohio is inspiring, and we look forward to tapping into his expertise in this space.”
Dawson is also actively involved in the local community, serving as a development committee member for the Family Mentor Foundation and an ambassador for the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance. He is also on the board of the Parson’s Avenue Redevelopment Corporation.
About Ohio Economic Development Association
The Ohio Economic Development Association is the state’s professional association for economic and community development practitioners, offering networking and learning at our annual events; professional development through the Ohio Economic Development Institute and Ohio Certified Economic Developer (CED) credential; and nonpartisan advocacy on behalf of issues important to growing the state’s economy and supporting our more than 500 members and the communities they serve. Learn more at ohioeda.com.
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, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires 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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