The 11-county Columbus Region is one of the most dynamic and diverse metropolitan areas in the United States. Central Ohio is known for its talented workforce and great market access, and it’s considered a great value for each dollar invested.

The area is a major logistics hub. It’s also home to The Ohio State University, the state capital of Ohio, a concentration of fashion designers and retail innovators, Honda of America’s manufacturing operations and hotbed of entrepreneurs and high-growth companies.

The Columbus Region receives national and international acclaim from a variety of sources.

About Central Ohio...

Columbus 2020 serves as the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, with the mission of generating opportunity and building capacity for economic growth throughout central Ohio.

The Columbus 2020 team conducts business outreach to existing economic base companies, markets the Region to growing companies worldwide, conducts customized research to better understand the Region’s competitiveness and makes strategic economic development investments by leveraging public, private and institutional partnerships.

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Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE)

Delaware County is a member of Columbus 2020 via the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE). MODE is a membership organization of local economic development organizations from throughout the 11-county Columbus Region. MODE provides programming meant to increase awareness of economic development issues and best practices to continue to strengthen and grow local economies throughout central Ohio.

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The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)

Delaware County is a member of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), which is a voluntary association of the 12-county Central Ohio region. It is made up of governments and regional organizations that envision and embrace innovative directions in transportation, energy, housing, land use, the environment and economic prosperity. MORPC strives to make Central Ohio competitive in the global marketplace and is dedicated to transforming existing communities, and promoting sustainability.

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Executive Pulse

Delaware County and the Columbus Region have a very active Business Retention and Expansion program to help local businesses thrive in our community. Executive Pulse is a database monitored by Columbus 2020 that tracks and generates reports on based on the 11-county Columbus Region. This tool observes the trends of the businesses in our community over time.