Columbus, OH – When the Columbus 2020 regional growth strategy was launched three years ago, it set ambitious goals for the decade. Perhaps the most important was the goal of securing 150,000 net new jobs by 2020. A third of the way into the decade, the plan appears to be on track with the 11-county region surpassing the 50,000 job mark earlier this year and currently sitting at 58,000 new jobs.
³Because of the vision of our civic leaders, both public and private, an improving overall economy, and a long list of companies and entrepreneurs creating jobs day in and day out, the Columbus Region’s economy is stronger, more diverse, and more dynamic than ever before,” said Kenny McDonald, chief economic officer, Columbus 2020. “The Columbus Region’s accelerated job growth is the result of a lot of hard work and collaboration. While the addition of jobs is just one of our goals, it is a tangible benchmark that impacts everyone in the Region.”