“While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many.” -Lady Bird Johnson
According to Wikipedia, community is defined as a “social unit with shared core values,” or in biology as a “a group of interacting living organisms sharing a populated environment.” Either way, community is really at the core of what economic development is all about. Beneath the technical terms, the metrics and measures, and all of the policies and programs, economic development is simply neighbors coming together to better the place they call home.
This week, let’s work to make our neighborhoods, cities and state a better place to seek opportunities and achieve dreams.
One Columbus Update
- Last week, the One Columbus team joined the MODE Board of Directors for a great retreat and discussion about our region’s path forward.
- This week, our team will travel to Orlando for the Jones Lang LaSalle Academy. Back at home, our team will present during the marketing session at the 2014 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course.
- On Thursday, we’ll host One Columbus investors at the next Investor Update, where a panel of experts from IBM, Nationwide, The Ohio State University and the Columbus Collaboratory will discuss the effect of big data on the Columbus Region economy. If you haven’t yet RSVP’d, please do so today.