Columbus 2020 no more; renamed economic group wants region to be the most prosperous in the U.S.

Central Ohio’s economic development team has a new name, and with it a bold vision of turning central Ohio into the most prosperous region in the United States.

One Columbus has replaced Columbus 2020, the group that was created in 2010, when the country was emerging from the worst downturn since the Great Depression.

“We’re not going to be the biggest region globally or even in the country. We’re not going to probably be the richest region. That’s not the goal,” said Kenny McDonald, One Columbus’ chief economic officer. “It can be a goal, though, I think it’s an achievable thing, and it’s a fantastic thing to strive for — could you literally be the most prosperous.”

Click here to read the complete article, and see related article in Columbus Business First.

Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.

Written by Mark Williams.

Originally published September 3, 2019.

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