Columbus will grow its economy by ensuring that existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the region, and that innovations are cultivated and commercialized. The Columbus Partnership is leading this effort through Columbus 2020 – a regional, public-private partnership leveraging central Ohio’s research and academic institutions and diverse industries to position the state capital to become the fastest growing economy in the country and one of the nation’s leaders in economic development.

Setting High Goals

Columbus 2020 has accepted the challenge to meet the following economic goals by the year 2020:

  • Add 150,000 net new jobs
  • Increase personal per capita income by 30%
  • Add $8 billion of capital investment
  • Facilitate the Columbus Region being recognized as a national leader in economic development.

Now in 2018, Columbus 2020 has surpassed three of these goals and will achieve all four by the year 2020.

Individually we are successful. Together we are unstoppable.

The Columbus Region is filled with organizations that are one-of-a-kind. We are more than the sum of our parts because of a shared mission to keep the Columbus Region smart, vibrant and growing. That’s why so many excel as One of US.