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Columbus 2020 Business First Supplement
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Read our supplement that ran in the May 25, 2012 edition of Columbus Business First. Pictures, statistics, graphics, everything about the Columbus region!

Read our supplement that ran in the May 25, 2012 edition of Columbus Business First. Pictures, statistics, graphics, everything about the Columbus region!

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  • 1. D uPontTedl ® -C icl le,O hi ar r evil o2012 progress reportthe columbus region’s growth strategyAdvertising supplement to Columbus Business First | MAY 25, 2012
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  • 3. 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First 2012 progress report (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 1 the columbus region’s growth strategyINSIDE To Our Business and Civic Leaders Throughout Central Ohio The economy across the 11-county Columbus Region is getting stronger. Over the past 182 months, public and private leaders have given their time and committed financially to supportColumbus 2020 IS FOCUSED the regional growth strategy called Columbus 2020. It is beginning to pay dividends throughoutON FOUR CORE PILLARS OF the region, and great progress is being made to achieve our 10-year goals. In 2011, nearly 150ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT companies relocated or expanded within our region, adding over $1.1 billion dollars of investment and announcing the creation of over 18,000 jobs. In 2012, the progress continues.5-11 Our region’s advantages are plentiful. Over 146,000 college students in more than 50 collegesA DIVERSE ANDGROWING ECONOMY and universities inhabit the region, our favorable location and logistics infrastructure supportThe Columbus Region has a diversified time to market operations, and our cost of doing business compares very favorably with our globaleconomy where no single major competition.industry sector represents morethan 18 percent of employment.This is more than a mere fact; it is a Challenges exist and more progress is needed to put talented people within our region to work –sustainable advantage for Central Ohio. from entry level workers and college students, to experienced workers in manufacturing, finance and insurance, and science and technology. Your continued engagement in the Columbus12 Region’s efforts is critical to our region’s success.WHAT IS JOBSOHIO?Using a private-sector approach, For those of you who have worked with our team, thank you. For those of you that would like toJobsOhio speaks the language of learn more, please connect with us at www.columbusregion.com, on Twitter at @cbusregion orbusiness, enabling Ohio to be morenimble, flexible and competitive in its give us a call at 614.225.6063.economic development efforts.15COLumbus region attractionS& expansions ytd 2012 Kenny McDonald Chief Economic Officer16-17the columbus region map22the new columbus chamber:creating connections forbusiness successAs the business climate and regionaleconomic development practices haveevolved, so has the Columbus Chamber.While staying true to its original missionof serving business, this organization ismaking a dramatic change to the wayit operates. Board24 Members The Honorable Marilyn Brownthe columbus region Chairman: Franklin County Boardlogistics council: moving Alex Fischer of Commissionersthe industry forward President and CEO The Columbus Partnership The Honorable Mayor MichaelThrough truck, rail, air and port, the Co- Coleman, City of Columbuslumbus Region logistics infrastructure President:gets freight where it needs to be, when Kenny McDonald Charles Dutchit needs to be there. Columbus’ global Chief Economic Officer Center Directorreach offers many advantages via its Columbus 2020 Boeing Corporationstrategic location, wealth of talent andresources. In fact, Inbound Logistics Treasurer: John C. “Jack” Fishermagazine ranks Columbus as one of the John W. Partridge Executive Vice Presidentnation’s logistics hotspots. President, Columbia Gas Ohio Farm Bureau of Ohio, Inc. Michael C. Keller26 Secretary: Eric Phillips Executive Vice President, CIO NationwideTECH COLUMBUS: PROMISING Executive Director,STARTUPS FLOURISH IN COLUMBUS Be informed Union County Gregory R. Overmyer Stay-up-to-date on the Columbus Region by reading Economic Economic Development Chief Executive OfficerAs Columbus’ knowledge-based economy Development Matters, a weekly e-publication by Kenny McDonald, Partnership Overmyer Hall Associatescontinues to accelerate, more and more Chief Economic Officer. Economic Development Matters isstartups are emerging and progressing published each Monday and is distributed to those interested in Assistant Secretary: Dr. Mark Smithpast their tenuous early stages into economic development in the Columbus Region. If you would like Laing Akers President to receive this weekly electronic update, email sb@columbusregion. Senior Attorney Ohio Christian Universitygrowth and exit stages. com and asked to be added to the subscriber list. Squire Sanders David Williams, Ph.D., Sc.D. Members: Dean & Presidential Professor27 Follow us @CBUSRegion Connect Columbus 2020 David Blom President and CEO, OhioHealth College of Engineering The Ohio State UniversityFIRST CUSTOMER INITIATIVE
  • 4. 2 (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 2012 progress report Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First | 05.25.12 the columbus region’s growth strategy ABOUT Columbus 2020 IS FOCUSED COLUMBUS 2020: ON FOUR CORE PILLARS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT A Regional Strategy for Growth to Meet Our Economic Times Columbus 2020 is a bold public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are expanding and thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the Columbus Region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. THE PLAN This unique public-private partnership leverages dollars raised from the private sector and places the Columbus Retain and expand the companies and Region in a competitive position from which it can staff industries that call Central Ohio home by: a professional economic development team to market • Developing and managing key relationships with established the Region and provide solutions to local businesses. local businesses • Leveraging existing industries and their supply chains • Strengthening support services for businesses • Improving competitiveness of economic sectors Attract major employers to establish operations in the Columbus Region by: • Generating new business opportunities through outreach • Providing prospect management services • Marketing the Columbus Region nationally and internationally Create more commercial enterprises by leveraging the Region’s research assets and entrepreneurs by: • Supporting Entrepreneurial programs and services • Improving access to customers for high potential companies • Leveraging The Ohio State University, Battelle and other institutions associated with tech commercialization Improve the civic infrastructure and political conditions that enhance the economic development environment by: • Informing policy makers by providing client feedback • Leveraging our regional platform to increase economic development dialogue • Improving the regional “product” by working proactively with communities on workforce and infrastructure issues. GOALS • Add 150,000 net new jobs by 2020 • Increase personal per capita income by 30% • Add eight billion dollars of capital investment • Be recognized as a national leader in economic development
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  • 7. 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First 2012 progress report (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 5 the columbus region’s growth strategyA DIVERSE AND GROWING ECONOMYThe Columbus Region has a diversified economy where nosingle major industry sector represents more than 17 percent of a diverse economy = a stable communityemployment. This is more than a mere fact; it is a sustainableadvantage for Central Ohio. TRANSPORTATION & UTILITIES WHOLESALE TRADE 11% 4%The Columbus Region is a logistics and manufacturing hub, 5% RETAIL MANUFACTURING FINANCIALrepresented most notably by the automotive sector and anchored ACTIVITES TRADEby Honda and its many regional suppliers. It is also a growing 7% 8%finance and insurance center, anchored by the region’s largestemployer J.P. Morgan Chase and a number of large insurancecompanies including Nationwide. The Columbus Region is also 16%a college town, with over 146,000 enrolled college students PROFESSIONAL 17% & BUS. SVCS. GOVERNMENTacross the 11-country region. Fifteen Fortune 1000 companiesare headquartered in the region, and the area is increasinglyrecognized as a hotbed of science and technology companies. 14%World renowned institutions and companies like Battelle, The Ohio EDUCATION & HEALTH 10%State University, Chemical Abstracts, Abbott Labs, and Mantarepresent this sector – among others. Over 600 foreign-owned LEISURE & HOSPITALITYfirms have invested in the Columbus Region. Finally, agribusinessis a sector with a long tradition of innovation and contributesgreatly to the welfare of the communities of Central Ohio. economic SECTORS
  • 8. 6 (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 2012 progress report Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First | 05.25.12 the columbus region’s growth strategy economic SECTORS MANUFACTURING NOTABLE MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS Company Operations Employment Honda of America Automobiles, engines, research and development 10,200 Whirlpool Corp. Home appliances 3,066 Abbott Nutrition Nutritional/pharmaceutical products 2,200 Emerson Network Power/ Power and environmental control systems 2,000 Liebert Corp. TS Tech North America Automotive interior parts 1,720 Worthington Industries Steel processing, pressure cylinder products, 1,470 metal framing and steel pallets Anchor Hocking Co. Glass tabletop and bakeware 1,200 Rolls-Royce Energy Power systems for use on land, sea and air 1,200 Systems Boehringer Roxane Inc. Pharmaceuticals 1,100 Owens Corning Industrial and automotive insulation 1,024 SECTOR INFORMATION • There are nearly 1,800 manufacturers in the Columbus Region • Manufacturing contributed $9.1 billion to regional economic output in 2010 • Manufacturers in the region experienced 43% increase in productivity (output per worker) from 2001 to 2010 S TAT E A U T O . C O M WORKFORCE & EDUCATION • Nearly 80,000 people are employed in the manufacturing sector within the 11-county region • Manufacturing represents nearly 20.0% of workforce in nine of the 11 counties in the region • Output per worker in fabricated metal manufacturing of $114,879 is 24% higher than the national average • 5.2% of the private sector within the Columbus Region is unionized: the national average Proud is 6.9% • Educational institutions specific to manufacturing include; The Ohio State University, Central Ohio Technical College, Columbus State Community College, Ohio University- to be a part of Lancaster and six vocational/technical schools BUSINESS ADVANTAGES • Accessibility to nearly 50% of the U.S. and Canadian population within one day Columbus’ past, • No personal property tax, no inventory tax, no state income tax • Access to world-class industry resources including: - Edison Welding Institute (EWI) present and future - The Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) at The Ohio State University - Four intermodal logistics operations to receive and distribute manufactured goods
  • 9. 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First 2012 progress report (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 7 the columbus region’s growth strategy Growth is never by economic SECTORS mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. - James Cash Penney Our law firm is proud to support Columbus2020 in its mission of nuturing LOGISTICS economic development in Central Ohio.NOTABLE LOGISTICS EMPLOYERSCompany Operations Employment Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLPDefense Supply Center/ Defense logistics, weapons system supply 3,000Defense Logistics Agency 1100 Fifth Third Center, 21 East State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Columbus | Cleveland | Cincinnati | calfee.comExel Contract logistics provider 1,900United Parcel Service Package delivery, global specialized 1,623 transportation and logistics servicesWalmart Distribution Retail distribution 920FedEx Package delivery, global specialized 700 transportation and logistics servicesKimball Midwest Inc. Products and services for maintenance 700 and repair operationsTarget Distribution Center Retail distribution 600Midwest Express Third-party logistics services 598Access Drywall Supply Full-service drywall warehouse and distribution 450Pacer International Inc. Transportation and logistics services 450SECTOR INFORMATION• Over 4,400 logistics/distribution operations YOUR PARTNER• 22.1% growth projected (2006-2016) for the transportation and warehousing sector IN PACKAGING• World-class multi-modal infrastructure including four intermodal facilities served by mainline rail (CSX and Norfolk Southern) & LOGISTICSWORKFORCE & EDUCATION Vista Packaging & Logistics, a certified woman–owned• Nearly 80,000 employees are employed in the logistics industry within the 11-county area business, has provided clients with customized logistics• 9% of the region’s workforce are employed in the logistics sector solutions that consistently lower labor cost, reduce storage• The region offers a comprehensive logistics and supply chain education network (high-school to Ph.D.) costs and increase operational efficiencies for the last 27 years. With locations in Columbus and Cincinnati, we offerBUSINESS ADVANTAGES contract packaging, warehousing, and distribution services• No inventory or personal property tax that help speed up the supply chain for manufacturers,• Accessibility to nearly 50% of the U.S. and Canadian population within one day retailers, and distributors. With our tireless work-ethic and• The Columbus Region Logistics Council is one of the largest locally led industry associations dedicated to the ongoing competitiveness of the logistics industry passion to create bottom line results, we’ve developed a• Home to Rickenbacker International Airport (cargo focused) and Foreign Trade Zone #138 reputation as an industry leader in providing complete turnkey packaging solutions. In short, we’re in the difference-making business. Let us make a difference for you. 4700 Fisher Road | Columbus, OH 43228 P: 614.851.8888 | VistaPL.com
  • 10. 8 (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 2012 progress report Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First | 05.25.12 the columbus region’s growth strategy economic SECTORS Proud to call Columbus home for over 25 years Since 1987, River Consulting has leveraged the unique assets of Central Ohio to provide a premier workplace for technical SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY professionals, and to deliver innovative industrial solutions to clients, in Ohio, coast to coast, NOTABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYERS and around the world. Company Operations Employment Battelle Memorial Independent non-profit research and 2,367 Institute development Abbott Nutrition Nutritional/pharmaceutical products 2,200 Alliance Data Marketing, credit and transaction solutions 2,053 Chemical Abstracts Chemical information databases 1,300 Ashland Performance Specialty chemical products and services 1,000 IBM Applications and integrations solutions 725 OCLC Online Computer Non-profit computer library service and 715 Library Center Inc. research organization Transportation Independent automotive research, 512 A productive, educated, and Research Center development and testing solutions Information Control Corp. IT services provider 330 engaged workforce is the engine Nestle Food and beverage product technology 290 for all economic development... SECTOR INFORMATION • Over 2,000 science and technology establishments in the Columbus Region • Ranked the 3rd best city for tech jobs by Forbes magazine (2011) • The Ohio State University research expenditures totaled nearly $830 million (2011) WORKFORCE & EDUCATION • 46,580 people are employed in science and technology occupations in the MSA OPOC.us - Improving Lives. • The average salary within this sector is $73,778 (Occupational Employment Statistics 2010) • The Columbus Region is home to over 54 college and university campuses and over 145,000 enrolled students BUSINESS ADVANTAGES • Access to one of the highest concentrations of college students in the United States • Home to Battelle Memorial Institute, the world’s leading private research institution • Access to the Ohio Third Frontier program, a $2.3 billion initiative providing funding for open innovation, entrepreneurial support, value chain development, and expansion of a skilled talent pool that can support technology-based economic growth Quality * Trust * Excellence
  • 11. 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First 2012 progress report (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 9 the columbus region’s growth strategy economic SECTORS Going places. Our region is on the move and we are happy to be a part of it. Columbus 2020 is helping to point the way. A higher return on experience. HEADQUARTERS & BUSINESS SERVICES Contact:NOTABLE HEADQUARTERS AND BUSINESS SERVICES EMPLOYERS Robert Shenton, Columbus office managing partnerCompany Operations Employment 614.222.9064 robert.shenton@plantemoran.comJP Morgan Chase Financial services 17,438 plantemoran.comNationwide Insurance and financial services 11,235Limited Brands Inc. Women’s apparel, personal care products 6,000Huntington Financial services 4,689 YOUR EXPERIENCEBancshares Inc.Cardinal Health Inc. Medical products and services 4,138Medco Health Pharmacy benefits management 3,831Solutions Inc.American ElectricPower Co. Investor-owned electric utility 3,527 TOOK YOUAbercrombie & FitchAlliance Data Specialty retailer Marketing, credit and transaction solutions 2,998 2,053 TO THE TOP.State Farm Insurance Co. Insurance and financial services 1,854 OURS CAN HELP YOU STAY THERE.SECTOR INFORMATION• Home to 15 Fortune 1,000 headquarters/6 Fortune 500 headquarters• Financial and other business services account for nearly $39 billion in annual economic output• Major insurance headquarters within the region employ more than 26,000 workers• Nearly 9,000 are employed by worldwide apparel companies such as The Limited, Abercrombie & Fitch and DSW Ice Miller LLP works with growing organizations to refine and implement economic development strategies,WORKFORCE & EDUCATION from the basics all the way to the most complex. We• 40% of the region’s population – age 25 or older – holds an associate’s degree or higher provide full service business growth and development• The Columbus Region is home to over 54 college and university campuses and over strategies to corporations, organizations and state and 145,000 enrolled students local governments in a variety of economic developmentBUSINESS ADVANTAGES areas including corporate site selection, real estate• Both KPMG and E&Y recently ranked Ohio as one of the top 5 tax climates and land use, government relations, infrastructure in the United States development and incentive negotiations for grants, tax• The annual cost of living is less than the national average• The Intelligent Community Forum recognized The Columbus Region as a Smart21 credits and loans. Intelligent Community of 2012 Chicago ∙ Cleveland ∙ Columbus ∙ DuPage County, Ill. ∙ Indianapolis ∙ Washington, D.C. www.icemiller.com
  • 12. 10 (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 2012 progress report Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First | 05.25.12 the columbus region’s growth strategy economic SECTORS Researchers around the world know CAS. Do you? Scientists around the world rely on CAS to provide the most complete collection of information about chemistry and related sciences. CAS enables scientific achievement worldwide and proudly supports Columbus 2020! as it helps advance economic AGRIBUSINESS development initiatives for Central Ohio. NOTABLE AGRIBUSINESS EMPLOYERS Company Operations Employment www.cas.org Battelle Memorial Institute Independent non-profit research and 2,367 development Abbott Nutrition Nutritional products, medical products, 2,200 pharmaceuticals Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Consumer lawn and garden products, 1,165 professional horticulture products Ashland Performance Specialty chemical products, services and solutions 1,000 Materials Anheuser-Busch Inc. Beer manufacturing, packing and shipping 580 Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals 550 DuPont Films used in photovoltaics 519 Select Sires, Inc. Livestock genetics 500 Nestle Research and development for nutrition, 290 health and wellness products ConAgra Snack Foods Microwave popcorn production 270 SECTOR INFORMATION • There are more than 1,600 businesses and 10,000 unincorporated farms in central Ohio • 51,530 people are employed in the agribusiness sector within the 11-county area • Agribusiness accounts for $17.7 billion in economic output, 11% of the regional economy • Value-added output per employee is $74,491, compared to the national average of $67,525 WORKFORCE & EDUCATION • The Columbus Region has seen dramatic growth in agricultural and food science technicians and scientists • The Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is home to researchers of every department touching on agriculture, with focus areas of advanced bioenergy and biobased products; environmental quality and sustainability; and food security, production and human health BUSINESS ADVANTAGES • Over 95% of all agribusiness research in Ohio is conducted at The Ohio State University • Battelle is a leading technology and service provider to the agrochemical and food industry, with services in agrochemical product development, animal health product development, and food quality and safety
  • 13. 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First 2012 progress report (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 11 the columbus region’s growth strategy economic SECTORS working together Sharing a common goal. We enjoy living and working in our community for the same reasons you do – the celebrated traditions, the recreational opportunities, and the company of others who share our dreams. We’re proud to support Columbus2020 and the economic development and leadership that will help our city reach its growth potential. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS go to key.com/communityNOTABLE INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYERSCompany Operations EmploymentHonda of America Automobiles, engines, research 10,200 ©2012 KeyCorp. KeyBank is Member FDIC. Key.com is a federally registered service mark of and development KeyCorp. CS10898-14259Exel Contract logistics provider 1,900TS Tech North America Automotive interior parts 1,720Teleperformance Outsourcing call center 1,682Rolls-Royce Power systems for use on land, sea and air 1,200Energy SystemsSafelite AutoGlass Vehicle glass repair and replacement, 1,156 insurance third party administratorBoehringer Roxane Inc.Stanley Electric U.S., Co. Pharmaceuticals Automotive lighting design, construction, maintenance, production and assembly 1,100 750 Bricker & Eckler LLPMettler-Toledo Manufacturer and supplier of precision instruments 705Cardington Yutaka Tech. Automotive parts, exhaust systems, torque and 700 catalytic convertersSECTOR INFORMATION Bricker & Eckler is• Home to nearly 600 international firms• Japan, the United Kingdom and Canada are the largest foreign investors in the region• Over 39,000 are employed by foreign owned companies in the Columbus Region proud to partner withWORKFORCE & EDUCATION• Over 7% of the Columbus metro area population is foreign born• The Ohio State University has over 6,000 foreign students enrolled (China: 2,500) Columbus2020• Over 109 languages are spoken in the Columbus school systemBUSINESS ADVANTAGES to strategically position• KPMG and E&Y have both ranked Ohio within the Top 5 business climates in the U.S.• The Columbus Region is served by a strong network of professional service providers that specialize in assisting international companies the Columbus region in• Sites and buildings available in Foreign Trade Zone #138 for value-added export operations accomplishing its economic development objectives. Bricker & Eckler LLP www.bricker.com 100 South Third Street www.DevelopOhio.com Columbus, OH 43215 COLUMBUS 1.877.925.6446 CLEVELAND CINCINNATI-DAYTON
  • 14. 12 (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 2012 progress report Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First | 05.25.12 the columbus region’s growth strategyWHAT IS JOBSOHIO?JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation guided bya business-minded Governor and a highly accomplishedboard of directors, designed to lead Ohio’s job-creationefforts by singularly focusing on attracting and retainingjobs, with an emphasis on strategic industry sectors. Usinga private-sector approach, JobsOhio speaks the languageof business, enabling Ohio to be more nimble, flexible andcompetitive in its economic development efforts.WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEENJOBSOHIO AND COLUMBUS 2020?Columbus 2020 is the JobsOhio network partner for the11 county Central Ohio region which includes Delaware,Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Logan, Knox, Madison, Marion,Morrow, Pickaway and Union Counties.As a network partner, Columbus 2020 serves as theprimary point of entry for business attraction, retentionand expansion projects that are focused on the 11 countyregion and seeking access to information and selectresources. Columbus 2020 works in collaboration withJobsOhio in marketing and promoting the State of Ohioand The Columbus Region globally. Benchmark Apartments Mid-Ohio Foodbank St. Vincent Family Center Jonathan B arnes Architec ture and D esign Ltd. Rogers Krajnak Architec ts Inc. M+A Architec ts 2041 Arlingate Lane Retain—Keeping our city strong. Expand—Making our communities Columbus, Ohio 43228 stronger. Attract—Grow and develop Columbus for even greater success. 614.876.9484 Ruscilli Construction supports the initiatives of Columbus 2020. w w w. r u s c i l l i . co m
  • 15. 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First 2012 progress report (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 13 the columbus region’s growth strategy WITHJOBSOHIO+ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM: Columbus 2020 2011-2012 REORGANIZED AND RE-ENERGIZED • Statewide Collaboration • State Project Management In the past two years, the Columbus WITH • Multi-region Collaboration Columbus 2020 • Expand To An 11 County Region has dramatically expanded 2010-2011 Region its regional economic development support and outreach through • Outreach To Location • Outreach To Location Columbus 2020 and JobsOhio. Advisors Advisors • International Marketing • International Marketing • Hosting Of Location Advisors • Hosting Of Location Advisors • Regional Branding/Imaging • Regional Branding/Imaging • Coordination With 8 Counties • Coordination With 8 Counties • First Customer Program • First Customer Program • OSU/Battelle Collaboration • OSU/Battelle Collaboration • Collaboration With Local • Collaboration With Local Economic Development Economic Development Organizations Organizations BEFORE • MODE Collaboration • MODE Collaboration Columbus 2020 • Valuable Economic Research • Valuable Economic Research 2009 • General Marketing • General Marketing • General Marketing • Earned Media • Earned Media • Earned Media • Prospect Management • Prospect Management • Prospect Management • 3 Full Time Professionals THINK SMART. THINK PROGRESS. THINK DOWNTOWN. Photo courtesy of Randall L. Schieber Downtown is everyone’s neighborhood. Ready for business. Ready for you. MAKE IT HAPPEN. CONTACT: City of Columbus Economic Development Division to learn more about job incentives, loans and grants. 614-645-8616 Kacey Brankamp, Retail Recruiter, at Capital Crossroads SID for information about retail space or to discuss downtown consumer markets. Michael B. Coleman, Mayor 614-645-5095 | KCBrankamp@SIDservices.com | www.downtowncolumbus.com
  • 16. OSU Wexner Medical Center Huntington Park 10 West Nationwide Hilton Columbus Downtown New Main Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Building III, Nationwide Children’s HospitalBUILDING TOMORROW, DAY AFTER DAY.On behalf of our 230 employees in the Columbus region, we’re proud to playa role in shaping Columbus’ horizon. Because we think globally and buildlocally, we are able to offer clients the accessibility and support of a localfirm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.Teamwork, integrity and commitment are pillars of our core values. Phone: 614.781.8550 www.turnerconstruction.com
  • 17. 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First 2012 progress report (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 15 the columbus region’s growth strategy COLUMBUS REGION ATTRACTIONS & EXPANSIONS YTD 2012 Company Description County No. of jobs New/ Expansion/ Retention Access America Transport Freight services Franklin 28 Expansion Agri-Industrial Products LLC Manufacturer/distributor of replacement parts for agricultural, landscaping, and industrial markets Franklin NA Expansion Aleris Residential aluminum building products Pickaway 68 Expansion Ariel Corporation Gas compressors Knox 100 Expansion ASK Chemical LP Chemicals Franklin 74 Retention / Expansion Banner Metals Manufacturer of parts for aviation, auto, construction equipment Franklin 40 Expansion Boeing Corporation Electrostatically supported gyro navigation repair line Licking NA Expansion Call Copy Information services and software Franklin 60 Expansion Cardington Yutaka Tier II Honda supplier Morrow 200 Expansion Cleverley & Associates Health care data and cost analysis for hospitals Franklin 34 Retention / Expansion Closed Loop Refining and Recovery Electronic recycling Franklin 55 Attraction Columbus Galvanizing Steel galvanizing Franklin NA Expansion ContactUS LLC Contact center for clients in need of inbound and outbound support Franklin NA Expansion Exel Logistics Franklin 275 Attraction F.T. Precision Rocker arms supplier for Honda Knox 100 Expansion FIMM USA, Inc. Manufacturer of metallic broom and mop handles, tools and snow shovels Franklin 25 Attraction HFI LLC Honda supplier Fairfield 205 Retention / Expansion Honda R&D Automotive research and development Union NA Expansion Honda Transmission Automatic transmissions for Accord, Acura TL, Acura MDX, Acura RDX Logan 100 Expansion Honda/Acura Autmotive manufacturing Logan NA Expansion Howard Hanna Real estate brokerage office Franklin 50 Attraction Hubbard Enterprises, LLC Manufacturer of rigs for oil and gas industry Fairfield 40 Attraction Humana Office Franklin 200 Expansion ITM Marketing Call center Licking 100 Attraction J P Morgan Chase Financial services Delaware 350 Expansion La Senza Fashion retailer Franklin 50 Expansion Manifold & Phalor, Inc. Metal products fabrication, die and mold refurbishing and engineering services. Fairfield 30 Expansion Marcy Industries Fabrication, machining, welding Marion 6 Expansion Nestle USA Research laboratory Franklin 200 Retention / Expansion Oxford Consulting Group, Inc. IT consulting Franklin 50 Expansion Pacer International Logistics Franklin 455 Retention / Expansion PACS Switch gears and control panels Knox 155 Retention / Expansion Quantum Health Inc Management of health care benefits and services Franklin 525 Expansion Rampart Hosting LLC Information Services and Software Franklin 39 Expansion Rele Sales and distribution center of protective floor boards Franklin 2 Attraction Resource Ventures, LTD Online marketing services and consulting Franklin 163 Expansion Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Gas powered turbines Knox 335 Retention / Expansion RxScan medical bracelet scanners for pharmaceutical use Delaware 13 Retention / Expansion Switchbox Inc. Web development and IT solutions Franklin 40 Expansion Tech International Tire repair and wheel services Licking 29 Expansion Veeva Systems Cloud based business services Franklin 9 Expansion Veriano Fine Foods & Spirits Tessora Limone and other spirited beverage products Franklin 15 Attraction Yachiyo Manfucturer of gas tanks for Honda Marion 40 Expansion Zulily, Inc. E-commerce fufillment center Franklin 580 Attraction ONE OF THE BEST For the second year in a row we have been chosen as One of the Best Employers in Ohio. EMPLOYERS IN OHIO At Commerce National Bank were proud of our banking staff. We are a team working together to provide our clients with the best banking services available. When you call Commerce with a problem you will reach someone who wants to help you resolve the issue. We are so very proud of the company we keep. www.commercenationalbank.com 614-583-2200
  • 18. 16 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First Collaboration Equals Marion CAN DO! www.marioncando.com Jobs for Columbus M Marion County C Mario Union County www.unioncounty.org Community partnerships will bring new jobs and 68 increased investments Logan to the eleven-county County U Union Columbus Region. C County Bellfontaine Bellfontaine Communities including 4 the City of Columbus and Franklin County are Delaware investing through the Mid-Ohio Development Logan County Chamber of Commerce Exchange (MODE). www.logancountyohio.com Marysville 161 City of Bexley www.bexley.org City of Columbus www.columbus.gov City of Whitehall www.whitehall-oh.us City of Dublin www.dublin.oh.us City of Worthington www.worthington.org City of Gahanna www.gahanna.gov Franklin Columbus Regional Airport Authority London County City of Grandview Heights www.columbusairports.com www.grandviewheights.org Madison Columbus-Franklin County County City of Grove City Finance Authority www.grovecityohio.gov www.columbusfinance.org City of Groveport Franklin County www.groveport.org www.franklincountyohio.gov City of Hilliard Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Pick www.hilliardohio.gov Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) Commission Co www.morpc.org City of New Albany Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) www.newalbanyohio.org Village of Obetz Intermodal www.obetz.oh.us Terminal City of Reynoldsburg www.ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us Dual Rail Industrial Park City of Upper Arlington National Gateway Corridor www.uaoh.net Heartland Rail Corridor Pic City of Westerville City of London www.ci.london.oh.us www.westerville.org National Freight Rail Line www Madison County CIC Major US/State Highway www.madisoncountychamber.org Interstate Highway Industrial Parks
  • 19. 2012 progress report: the columbus region’s growth strategy (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 17 Morrow County Development Office www.morrowcountydevelopment.com Mount Area Development Gilead Foundation of Knox Countyn www.knoxadf.com 61 Kno Knox County Coun City of Delaware Morrow w www.delawareohio.net County Mount City of Powell www.cityofpowell.us Vernon Delaware County www.co.delaware.oh.us 13 Delaware County City of Pataskala 3 www.ci.patskala.oh.us Licking Licking County County Chamber of Commerce www.lickingcountychamber.com Newark 161 79 Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) Intermodal Terminal Dual Rail Industrial Park National Gateway Corridor Heartland Rail Corridor National Freight Rail Line Fairfield Major US/State Highway County Lancaster Interstate Highwaykawayounty Industrial Parks Circleville Circle City of Canal Winchester www.canalwinchesterohio.gov City of Pickerington www.pickeringtondevelopment.comckaway Progress Fairfield 33 Parternship Development Alliance www.fairfield33.comw.pickawayprogress.com Violet Township www.violet.oh.us
  • 20. 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First 2012 progress report (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 19 the columbus region’s growth strategy INDICATORS NET NEW JOBS Mar 2012: 974,368 OF SUCCESS Gain of 28,122 jobs Jan 2010: fromJanuary 2010 946,246 to March 2012 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local Area Unemployment Statistic, Seasonally Adjusted PER CAPITA INCOME capital investment - announced ($ thousands) In the first four months of 2012, announced capital investment is at $646 million. This is already more than half the $1.13 billion estimate for 2011. Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Accounts Source: Columbus 2020, 2011-2012; Ohio Private Investment Survey (2011 data and 2008-2010 revisions to be released in August 2012). 2007-2010, Ohio Department of Development
  • 21. 20 (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 2012 progress report Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First | 05.25.12 the columbus region’s growth strategy The Columbus Partnership is a ■ Thought Leaders ■ Partner with the Public Sector The Partnership actively benchmarks The Partnership supports and partners non-profit, membership-based Columbus against peer communities, with the efforts of elected officials at CEO organization of 43 CEOs convenes community leaders from the state, county and city levels to work from Columbus’ leading businesses all sectors to discuss the vision of together for a common agenda. Columbus, and engages in the action and institutions. The Columbus required to benefit our community. ■ Support Collaboration Partnership’s primary goal is to in the Non-Profit Sector improve the economic vitality of the ■ Catalysts for Civic Improvement The Partnership supports collaboration The Partnership engages in all major between non-profit organizations, Columbus Region. There are several particularly where the collaborative projects that need strong civic principles that guide the Columbus leadership and intend to enhance the efforts bring about cost savings and Partnership: quality of our schools, arts and cultural improved program effectiveness. organizations, or the development of downtown Columbus. The Partnership ■ Focus on Economic provides strategic approaches to Development turn vision into action to achieve the Economic Development, through the desired results without taking credit for work of Columbus 2020 is the main accomplishments. focus of the Partnership, and provides the underpinning for all aspects of the ■ Champion Regional Solutions organization. to Regional Problems Whether it is economic development, ■ Develop Future Leadership workforce initiatives, or other important for the Community priorities facing Columbus, the Identifying and empowering young Partnership supports metropolitan leaders is important to every vital city. approaches that improve service delivery and cost effectiveness. Columbus. Most likely to grow through economic development. SS&G. Most likely to help you successfully be a part of it. Learn how at www.SSandG.com/MostLikely { scan with your smartphone Assurance | Tax | Consulting 300 Spruce St., Suite 250, Columbus, OH 43215 | 614-488-3126
  • 22. Partners.In Vision and Action. COLUMBUS BUSINESS LEADERS + THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY The vibrant business community in Columbus and the compelling academic eminence of The Ohio State University, working together in a powerful partnership for growth. None of the impact possible, but for the vision and action of the business leaders of Columbus and thought leaders at Ohio State. Tanny Crane Dr. Michael Camp Dr. Anil Makhija President and CEO, Crane Group, Columbus; advisory board member, Fisher College of Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, Academic Director, National Center for Fisher College of Business at Ohio State; Business at Ohio State; member, the Middle Market; Dean’s Distinguished founder, Technology Entrepreneurship and Columbus Partnership Professorship in Finance, Fisher College Commercialization (TEC) Institute of Business at Ohio State Leads one of Columbus’s largest family businesses and provides guidance Launched the 10-xelerator program, in Leads nationally recognized Middle Market partnership with Ohio’s New Entrepreneurs Indicator (MMI) research addressing to the area’s business community on growth. Fund; provides mentorship to youngprospects and challenges for growth of middle entrepreneurial teams to design, launch,market businesses, an understudied segment and develop high-growth, start-up ventures. with one-third of non-government GDP. osu.edu/ButForOhioState
  • 23. 22 (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 2012 progress report Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First | 05.25.12 the columbus region’s growth strategy THE NEW COLUMBUS CHAMBER: CREATING CONNECTIONS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS As the business climate and regional economic development practices have evolved, so has the Columbus Chamber. While staying true to its original mission of serving business, this organi- zation is making a dramatic change to the way it operates. This is not “your grandfather’s chamber.” Over the last several months, the Columbus Chamber has re-established its place within the communi- ty-- and its purpose -- by launching new services and tapping into new resources. “The Columbus Chamber has a singular focus: helping businesses thrive,” said Michael Dalby, president and CEO, Columbus Chamber. “We are striving to grow the region’s economy one busi- ness at a time through cost-effective solutions, services and connections to essential resources.” With 2,000 member businesses, the Columbus Chamber represents the largest business orga- nization in this community, and its team of 20+ specialists and topical experts is driven to help accelerate business success. Business retention and expansion and economic gardening Within Columbus 2020, the Chamber’s role has transformed into one of business retention and expansion. Research shows that as many as 80 percent of new jobs come from businesses al- One-on-one connections Focused on small business, ready located in a community. So the Chamber The Chamber helps make connections to infor- But thinking big takes its job of working with existing businesses mation and resources for financing, business de- The Columbus Chamber is small business fo- very seriously. The Chamber’s existing business velopment, marketing and visibility, government cused – 69 percent of its members have 30 solutions group leads the initiative to retain and relations and even research to help businesses employees or less. The Chamber provides con- expand businesses in the 11-county Columbus succeed. “We don’t claim to be the expert at nections to resources like access to capital, ad- Region—conducting a targeted effort to contact everything, but we can tell you where to find the visory boards and business plan development to area companies, build networks, listen for issues best providers in our region to meet your busi- encourage small business growth. For example, and opportunities, devise service strategies and ness needs,” Dalby said. “Consider the Chamber the Chamber’s Small Business Council plays a key help businesses grow. Outreach and efforts over your business ‘concierge’--a one-stop-shop for role in ensuring that small businesses have a big the last year have already resulted in thousands extraordinary service and information in the Co- voice in the region. And through the Chamber’s of new or retained jobs, as shown in this progress lumbus Region.” new Entrepreneur Program, start-ups are paired report. with a personal consultant from the Chamber team. In addition, DiversityBridge.com is a cen- In addition, the Chamber takes a grass roots ap- Business intelligence tral, interactive website that provides access to proach, engaging in economic gardening, which The Columbus Chamber is the economic re- resources and opportunities for women-owned is based on the fundamental idea that entrepre- search headquarters for the region’s businesses. and minority-businesses. This is the first stop for neurs drive economies. The model, according to The Chamber team collects, manages and ana- any business that wants to tap into the benefits the Kauffman Foundation, “seeks to create jobs lyzes data in support of economic development of our diverse Columbus community. by supporting existing companies in a communi- initiatives; provides economic analysis, conducts ty. Economic gardening connects entrepreneurs business research, authors publications and man- On the other side of the spectrum, the Cham- to resources, encouraging the development of ages unique data collection efforts, assists with ber thinks big. It is linked to the region’s largest essential infrastructure and providing entrepre- questions about economic developments, and employers, with most of the top 100 largest em- neurs with needed information.” And that’s ex- accesses government economic statistics. ployers within its membership. These “transfor- actly what the new Chamber is all about. mational members” receive special recognition as part of the Chamber’s Leadership Circle. And Workforce resource all big businesses can benefit from Chamber ser- The voice of business in government People are the key to any businesses’ success. vices—from advocacy to workforce. The Columbus Chamber is the primary business That’s why the Columbus Chamber works to help advocate in this Region. The Chamber’s grow- attract and retain the talent businesses need. The ing government relations team works with city, Chamber helps connect young talent to busi- Tap into the resources county, state and federal policymakers on be- nesses (columbusinternships.com), influences The Columbus Chamber is ready to work for this half of business and helps businesses navigate policies and programs to make Columbus attrac- Region’s businesses. Call on it to help your busi- governmental issues. They encourage business tive to young professionals (Create Columbus ness prosper. You can connect with the Chamber members to become informed voters and ad- Commission), monitors and advises businesses at (614) 221.1321 or columbus.org. vocate for those public policy decisions that on workforce trends, and provides tools and re- improve the Region’s business environment. sources to help businesses recruit top talent to Columbus (liveworkplaycolumbus.com).
  • 24. 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First 2012 progress report (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 23 the columbus region’s growth strategy Columbus Chamber Membership Helps Zipline Logistics Move Ahead When Edward Williams, J.J. Rodeheffer and Andrew Lynch left Chicago for Columbus and founded Zipline Logistics in 2007, one of the first “It doesn’t make sense to not join things they did was join the Columbus Chamber the Chamber. It helps you to be to become more engaged with the community and start creating relationships. more aware of what’s going on in your industry and also keeps you “We saw Chamber membership as being good for exposure for Zipline, but also as a way for us informed on what’s going on outside to learn more about what was going on in this your industry. The value of our business community,” Rodeheffer said. Chamber membership is incredible.” Today Zipline, a North American third party lo- gistics (TPL) provider, is one of the Columbus – J.J. Rodeheffer Region’s fastest growing companies. Because the Region is a tremendous logistics Edward Williams, J.J. Rodeheffer, Andrew Lynch, hub, it was important for Zipline also to become “Through the CLRC, we have learned so much Zipline Logistics involved with the Columbus Region Logistics about transportation and taxation systems that Council (CRLC), an initiative of the Chamber. we would not have known,” he said. “We even encourage our competitors to join CLRC.” Columbus Chamber and CRLC memberships deliver tremendous value to Zipline through es- Rodeheffer said that Columbus Chamber mem- CONTACT us: sential connections and information. By serving bership is a “no brainer” as it opens up con- Michael Dalby on the CRLC workforce committee, for example, nections to information, vendors and potential President & CEO Zipline executives find themselves at the same customers. In fact, when he is approached by Columbus Chamber 150 S. Front Street, Suite 200 table as industry executives from major corpora- other Chamber members, his door is always Columbus, Ohio 43215 tions, Rickenbacker, and the Ohio Department of open. “Chamber membership shows you mean (614) 221.1321 Transportation. Rodeheffer also credits the CRLC business.” columbus.org for providing Zipline with a deeper understand- ing and broader view of the logistics industry, To view more success stories, visit: connect with us as well as the importance of the industry to the columbus.org/membership/testimonials. Region. Earn your business degree one night a week or online! B i Business Management M O Organizational L d hi i i l Leadership Healthcare Management Disaster Management Logistics Management Agribusiness Apply Today! www.ocuonline.com 1-855-OCU-GRAD
  • 25. 24 (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 2012 progress report Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First | 05.25.12 the columbus region’s growth strategyTHE COLUMBUS REGION LOGISTICS COUNCIL:MOVING THE INDUSTRY FORWARD Through truck, rail, air and port, the Colum- tics companies operating in Central Ohio: manu- ■ Support for enhanced Infrastructure - bus Region logistics infrastructure gets freight facturers/shippers, freight/cargo and transpor- Rickenbacker Intermodal Connector/ where it needs to be, when it needs to be there. tation companies, third party logistics providers Heartland Corridor Columbus’ global reach offers many advantages and industry service providers. via its strategic location, wealth of talent and ■ Leadership and engagement - Committee resources. In fact, Inbound Logistics magazine Learn more about the Columbus Region Logis- leadership and Council involvement ranks Columbus as one of the nation’s logistics tics Council by contacting Zimmerman at (614) hotspots. 225.6086 or jeff_zimmerman@columbus.org. ■ Workforce initiatives - semi-annual job You can also join us on the Columbus Region fair/ summer internship programs / Logis- The Columbus Region Logistics Council (CRLC), Logistics Council LinkedIn group. tics ART (Attract and Retain Talent) an initiative of the Columbus Chamber, serves as a catalyst for the growth of the Region’s CRLC Delivers logistics capability. Through the leadership of co- chairs Ben Ritchey, president, Acadia Group ■ Educational programs - quarterly logistics LLC and John Ness, president, ODW Logistics, industry forum Jeff the CRLC was formed in 2008 to lead the imple- Zimmerman mentation of a strategic road map that contin- ■ Regional trending / database research - Director ues to grow the Region as a logistics hub. Their wage data, rankings guidance continues to support the development (614) 225.6086 of the tremendous assets, making Central Ohio ■ Strategic regional industry insight and in- jeff_zimmerman@ a transportation and warehousing leader. formation flow - impact of Panama Canal columbus.org development Four years after its launch, the CRLC is a strong, active and nationally-recognized organization. ■ Connections for collegial collaboration and benchmarking - “best practices” In early 2012, Jeff Zimmerman was appointed to the role of director, Columbus Region Logistics ■ Technology innovation - development of Council. Zimmerman’s primary role is to drive Logistics Technology Commercialization the CRLC’s efforts. ■ Legislative and regulatory updates- HOS Currently, the CRLC roster includes 95 members (Hours of Service) and CSA (Compliance representing a solid cross-section of the logis- Safety Accountability) When it came time for a free-thinking city to find a free-thinking partner, they chose As one of the city’s many success storie s, Fahlgren Mor tine is proud to help tell the Columbus story. And, as one of the only truly full-service marketing and communications companies in the country, we’d love to help you tell yours. Find out more at www.fahlgrenmortine.com
  • 26. 26 (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 2012 progress report Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First | 05.25.12 the columbus region’s growth strategy Manta is now the largest online community for small businesses, and a nationally recognized brand with one of the highest levels of traffic on the Web. With EARLY Stage 89 million small business profiles on its site and more than 25 million unique monthly visitors, Manta Linebacker, a patented device that uses a secure is an example of a great idea “pivoting” into a great hook-and-loop strap to replace tape in securing IVs, company – one that’s poised for exponential growthpromising was developed by Dr. David Sybert, chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at OhioHealth’s Riverside in the coming year.STARTUPS Methodist Hospital. Although the company had success in gaining someFLOURISH IN customer interest in the product, according to CEO Jack Kromar, sales just weren’t where they neededCOLUMBUS to be. Linebacker needed a breakthrough customer. Enter the First Customer initiative, a collaboration EXIT Stage between Columbus 2020 and TechColumbus to Columbus startup Znode recently As Columbus’ knowledge-based economy link young businesses with that all-important first celebrated its successful exit continues to accelerate, more and more customer. when it was purchased by UK communications giant startups are emerging and progressing Yell Group. The company will remain in Columbus, past their tenuous early stages into For any startup, securing the first customer is a and through its planned growth, contribute to the milestone worth celebrating. Columbus 2020 CEO ecosystem in which it has thrived. growth and exit stages. Kenny McDonald says First Customer is designed to cultivate homegrown talent and “to accommodate OTAF was an early investor in Znode with As entrepreneurs see the value in the a changing landscape and the different needs of two rounds of funding. Huston says he funding and other resources Columbus different customers.” remembers being impressed with the company offers, they are choosing to stay in the Parker MacDonell facilitates the First Customer from the first time they presented to the OTAF region, strengthening the ecosystem and membership. initiative, and says market acceptance is key to a offering new opportunity to others. startup’s credibility with investors. “Investors are more “TechColumbus really helped us with our presentation. likely to invest in a startup company when they see They made sure it was investor-friendly,” says Znode that a risk has been removed from the company they Let’s take a look at some of these CEO Vish Vishwanathan. are considering. promising companies currently in the Znode created an industry-leading ecommerce early stage of development. “Startups increase their success with investors and other solution by developing a highly flexible platform which customers when they can show that a significant customer enables businesses to easily build and manage rich, is already buying from them. First Customer is a unique multi-store and multi-device ecommerce Web sites initiative that may influence entrepreneurs who are with a significantly higher ROI. thinking about starting a business to locate in Columbus.” “Helping Vish achieve his dreams, grow a scalable, The First Customer initiative helped facilitate the fundable company and take it to a successful exit introduction of Linebacker to OhioHealth, who then was the goal,” says Allison Finklestein, TechColumbusSEED Stage decided to perform trials of the product within its consultant for investments, who was on the OTAF facilities. board that oversaw Znode’s funding.Don Hunter and Derek Brown founded Acceptd, anonline platform designed to streamline the application “That allowed us to understand how they wereand audition process at university performing “Theirs is truly a great and motivating story. It will thinking about the benefit of our product,” Kromar inspire others to reach higher.”arts programs, after experiencing the convoluted says. “For getting into the marketplace, that feedbackadmissions process firsthand. was really important.”Acceptd allows applicants to upload their information, Linebacker has secured a three-year purchasedocuments and recordings onto a server that’s agreement with OhioHealth, whose eight hospitalsaccessible to the schools for which they’ve applied. admit more than 90,000 patients each year.Dr. John Stefano, chair of the department of theatreand dance at Otterbein University, is one of Acceptd’s “This gives us a reference account – a highly visible,industry advisors, and says the program streamlinesmanagement of the hundreds of auditions andapplications his department receives each year. nationally recognized account,” Kromar says. “It adds a significant amount of credibility for us.” REGIONALIn early 2011, on advice from their TechColumbus Linebacker has also recently secured a contract with the Wexner Medical Center at OSU. IMPACT*coaches, Hunter and Brown applied for, and were Potential Entrepreneurs and Companiesaccepted into, Ohio State’s first 10-xelerator (10x)class. “10x really kick-started our business,” says 8,511 Contacted about the TechStart ProgramBrown. “We were surrounded by a large support Startups Companies Funded,network; two of our mentors are now investors andcurrent team members.” 1,697 Assisted and Incubated Invested Directly in TechnologyDuring 10x, Acceptd was approved for $50,000 inTechColumbus TechGenesis funding, which allowed GROWTH Stage 19.7M $ Startup Companiesthem to perform market research and validate the Manta Media Inc is a Central Ohio success story, Portfolio Companies Receivingneed for their solution. and one that demonstrates the value of hard work, willingness to change and commitment. 126 Direct InvestmentsFor entrepreneurs like Hunter and Brown, who have Jobs Created by Funded, Assistedvery early stage ideas, the TechGenesis program offers Manta (formerly ECNext) launched in 2005 as 1,425 and Incubated Companiesvital support in getting their ideas off the ground, the search destination for businesses. When theallowing startups to focus on critical proof-of-concept company began receiving calls from businessactivities such as prototyping, market research and owners who wanted more control over the data that $ 67,466 Average Annual Salary of Job Createdintellectual property protection – activities that are was available about them, the light bulb momentvital toward transitioning into the commercializationpipeline. happened for Manta – why not let them go in, edit and own their data? $ 306.3M Capital Raised by Funded Companies Revenues Generated by Funded,Post-10x, Acceptd raised $500,000 in growth capitalvia investments from the TechColumbus Pre-Seed Manta put their focus on developing a community to help small business owners connect with partners, $ 350.0M Assisted and Incubated Companiesfund, NCT Ventures and private investors. This young customers, prospects and each other to help them Capital Raised by Funded,Columbus company is poised to revolutionize howstudents apply for and are accepted into colleges. grow their business. $ 467.0M Assisted and Incubated Companies
  • 27. 05.25.12 | Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First 2012 progress report (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 27 the columbus region’s growth strategy ARE YOU A COLUMBUS REGION ENTREPRENEUR WITH A: FIRST CUSTOMER INITIATIVE • Focus in the IT or biomedical industry? • Product that is ready to be sold? • Product that has gone through a WHAT IS THE FIRST CUSTOMER INITIATIVE? A A pilot or beta test? • Product that has received FDA It is a unique program created by Columbus 2020 and T TechColumbus to connect IT and approval (if such approval is required)? biomedical startups in the Columbus Region to established companies who are interested in being the startup’s first significant customer. • Desire to quickly gauge an established company’s interest in buying your product? If yes, visit www.techcolumbus.org FIRST CUSTOMER INITIATIVE FAST FACTS A THE FIRST CUSTOMER INITIATIVE PROCESS A /firstcustomer to fill out an Engagement The First Customer Initiative is the only formal Entrepreneurs are provided coaching and form and get connected with the First program of its kind in the United States. mentoring via T TechColumbus experts to ensure Customer Initiative today. their fit with the initiative and their readiness to To date, more than 20 Columbus companies have serve a significant first customer. successfully engaged with the First Customer Qualified startup companies are invited to make Initiative. a presentation to a Steering Committee com- prised of prominent CIOs, COOs and CFOs for The First Customer Initiative is focused on startup either the IT or biomedical industries. companies that are built around a patent or trademark and have obtained investment funding Startups may be given the opportunity to make from TechColumbus, angel investors and/or venture / a proposal to an ideal first customer as identified capital firms. by the Steering Committee. Participating companies serving as potential first “MEETING WITH THE CIOS, FACILITATED customers to startups include M/I Homes, State BY THE FIRST CUSTOMER PROGRAM, Auto, City of Columbus, Nationwide Children’s RESULTED IN MY COMPANY’S Hospital, OhioHealth, OSU Wexner Medical Center, r ENGAGEMENT WITH A MAJOR and Mt. Carmel, among others. COLUMBUS HEALTH ORGANIZATION.” – VICTORIA LOEWENGART PARTNER/CO-FOUNDER, AKOTA TECHNOLOGIES T “ARC Industries realized that it was Experience+Service+Value =STABILITY time to match our advertising to the changing trends of promotion. Columbus Business First became our partner to guide and develop a schedule of print and internet ads in order to go where our audience gets A lot has changed since 1986 but we their news. haven’t. We still provide expert service and consultation in all facets of a rapidly changing insurance industry. We also are proud to partner and unqualified success... support 2020 in its efforts to attract, retain and create more businesses and enhanced business opportunities for Central Ohio. Family-owned, customer The resulting media mix has been an driven consultation for over 26 years. unqualified success, driving interest to our website and measurably increasing inquiries for our services.” Michael and Brian Haughn – Katie Hopper, Director of Sales We take your insurance personally. I n d u s t r i e s I n c . 6050 T INSURANCE | BONDS | EMPLOYEE BENEFITS | LIFEWhen your business needs visibility, market here. (614) 461-4040 | columbusbusinessfirst.com
  • 28. 28 (614) 225-6063 | ColumbusRegion.com 2012 progress report Advertising Supplement to Columbus Business First | 05.25.12 the columbus region’s growth strategyTHANK YOU TO OUR INVESTORSPRIVATE SECTOR GBQ Partners George J. Igel & Co. Inc. Glimcher Realty Trust3 Pillar Homes889 Global Solutions Grand DesignGroup, Inc. public sectorAdvanced Civil Design Grange InsuranceAlterra Real Estate Advisors Great Northern Consulting Services, Area Development Foundation of Columbus Regional AirportAmerican Electric Power Company Inc. Knox County AuthorityAmerisourceBergen Drug Company Greif, Inc. City of Bexley Columbus-Franklin CountyAnderson Concrete Corporation Hahn Loeser & Parks City of Canal Winchester Finance AuthorityAssurex Global Hamilton Parker Company City of Columbus Delaware CountyAT&T Ohio Haughn & Associates, Inc. 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