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Columbus 2020 Annual Report | 2013

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Since 2010, 50,424 net new jobs and $3.71 billion in capital investment have been added to the Columbus Region. In 2013, 215 economic development projects were generated, and the average salary among announced projects was $50,356, more than $10,000 higher than the 2010 baseline (inflation-adjusted).

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Columbus 2020 Annual Report | 2013

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  2. 2. Table of Contents 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Progress toward goals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Awards and accolades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Public-private partnership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Regional successes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Telling our story across the globe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Activities driving results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Financials Statement of cash flow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Statement of financial activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Statement of financial position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Special events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Columbus 2020 team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Columbus 2020 board of directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
  3. 3. 2013In 2013, the Columbus Region continued to march with purpose toward its economic destiny. More people are living and working in the 11-county region now than ever before, and our population and economy are more diverse than at any time in our history. The Columbus 2020 Regional Growth strategy is focused on building the Columbus Region’s economic base by reaching out to local companies, attracting market leaders and connecting entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed. eighty- eight companies chose to locate or expand within the Region in 2013, announcing thousands of jobs that will be filled by talented ohioans for years to come. Together with dozens of organizations from throughout the Region, the Columbus 2020 team is making a difference. while the strategy is important, action is paramount — and to take action requires the steadfast support of leadership. fortunately, the Columbus Region has more than its fair share of future-oriented leaders from business, government and academia. They are deeply committed to growing our economy and creating an environment conducive to job creation. The momentum is unmistakable and the results are tangible. with a solid strategy, a bias for action and unwavering leadership, we know the Columbus Region is well on its way to becoming one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the United states. sincerely, kenny McDonald, CecD Chief economic officer Columbus 2020 1
  4. 4. PROGRESS TOWARD GOALS Capital investment announced and net new jobs data reflects 2010-2013 activity. CAPITAL INVESTMENT ANNOUNCED GOAL $8BILLION $3.71BILLION 46.4%ofgoal 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 NEW JOBS NET NEW JOBS GOAL 150,000 50,424 33.6%ofgoal 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 140,000 160,000 0 CaPITal InvesTMenT neT new Jobs 2013 sUCCess sToRy THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MOVE FOR SPEEDFC . THIS NEW FACILITY’S KEY LOCATION GREATLY IMPACTED OUR DECISION TO FURTHER EXTEND OUR ROOTS IN THE COLUMBUS REGION AND WE BELIEVE IT WILL GREATLY ENHANCE THE VALUE OF OUR E-COMMERCE SERVICE OFFERINGS . - Jeff zisk, President, speedfC 2 In 2010, hundreds of community and business leaders came together to share bold aspirations for the Columbus Region’s future. These leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth strategy, an aggressive 10-year plan to achieve ambitious goals by the year 2020.
  5. 5. $38,346 $40,831 $48,995 $50,356 2010 2011 2012 GOAL $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $0 $42,500 2013 ANNOUNCED PROJECTS AVERAGE SALARY Average annual salary of all jobs created or retained via economic development projects in 2013 is $50,356, 31.3 percent higher than the 2010 regional baseline (inflation-adjusted). 2010-2012 data is from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which lags approximately 18 months. Total projects generated = 215 PER CAPITA INCOME 2013 PROJECTS GENERATED 20 18 21 12 18 17 13 27 15 12 17 0 10 20 30 40 50 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC 25 3
  6. 6. AWARDS & ACCOLADES Gold Medal: High Performance Economic Development Columbus 2020 won a gold medal for creating the most jobs of any organization its size. – Atlas Advertising Silver Medal: High Performance Economic Development Columbus 2020 won a silver medal for creating the most jobs overall. – Atlas Advertising Bronze Award: International Economic Development Council Columbus 2020 won a Bronze Award for its digital advertising campaign, which targeted business leaders across the United States and exceeded all goal metrics. – International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Top 10 Metro The Columbus Region was named a Top 10 Metro Area in the annual list of top regions for corporate facility location. – Site Selection Magazine Top7 Intelligent Community Columbus was recognized as one of the world’s seven smartest communities, the only U.S. region to earn the distinction. – Intelligent Community Forum 10 best cities for young job seekers Columbus was ranked No. 2, with a young adult employment rate of 77.7 percent, significantly above the national average of 70 percent. – Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce No. 2 Metro for Job Creation A 2013 job-creation index gave Columbus the second-highest ranking among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas. – Gallup Top state for doing business Ohio is ranked in the top 10 for both Overall Labor Climate and Overall Infrastructure and Global Access. – Area Development 4
  7. 7. PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP Private and public organizations alike have invested in the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth strategy in order to create a more dynamic economy, contributing their resources, time and effort to help realize bold 10-year goals set by a core group of visionary leaders. PRIvaTe InvesToRs: nearly 300 private-sector organizations invest annually in the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth strategy. PUblIC InvesToRs: Columbus 2020 has more than 30 public-sector investors from throughout the 11-county Columbus Region. JobsoHIo neTwoRk GRanT: Columbus 2020 was the recipient of a grant from the state of ohio’s Third frontier program. The Jobsohio network consists of six regional organizations that create statewide alignment of ohio’s economic development efforts. SINCE OUR FOUNDING IN 1908, COLUMBUS REALTORS® HAVE HAD A PRINCIPAL GOAL OF PROMOTING, AND JOINING WITH OTHERS IN PROMOTING, THE CIVIC AND ECONOMIC GROWTH OF THE COLUMBUS REGION . WITH COLUMBUS 2020 WE FOUND THE PERFECT PARTNER; TO THE BENEFIT OF BUSINESSES, JOBS, AND BOTH COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP . Chris Pedon, 2013 President, Columbus RealToRs® 5 InvesToR sPoTlIGHT
  8. 8. Acceptd, Inc. Ace Hardware Corporation AcuSport Corporation AGC Glass Company North America, Inc. Alliance Data Systems Inc. American Howa Kentucky ​American Wire Technologies, Inc. AmerisourceBergen Corporation AMG Industries, Inc. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Avnet, Inc. Bank of America Corporation Cellco Partnership (Verizon) Century Insurance Group Cheryl & Co. Compass Datacenters Coyne Graphic Finishing Cyclone Power Technologies Decillion Healthcare Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. Duet Health Dynamit Technologies LLC Exel, Inc. Expedient Data Centers Ezdure Bamboo Products (USA) LLC FCX Performance, Inc. Fillmore Capital Partners Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company G-TEKT North America Corporation HMB, Inc. Harry and David HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Ltd. HealthSpot, Inc. Highlights for Children, Inc. HL-A Co., Inc Honda of America Mfg., Inc. International Engineering Group LLC ISS America, Inc. JELD-WEN, Inc. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Komar Industries, Inc. The Kroger Co. Lifestyle Communities LSP Technologies, Inc. lululemon athletica inc Management and Network Services Marne Plastics, LLC Matrix Powder Technology, LLC MBA Focus Mediu LLC Mitsuba Corporation Molina Healthcare, Inc Moriroku Technology North America MXD Group (Exel Direct) National Church Residences Navidea Biopharmaceuticals NEX Transport Inc Novotec Recycling LLC OneKreate Oxford Consulting Group, Inc. Perceptionist Persistent Systems Ltd. Phoenix Electrotek Pillar Technology Group, LLC Precision CNC Print Syndicate LLC Prospex LLC Rudolph Brothers & Co Safelite Group, Inc. SK Food Group Spectrum Commercial Coatings SpeedFC, Inc. Stanley Electric U.S. Co. Tarrier Foods Inc. Team Gemini LLC Teleperformance Thomas & Marker Construction Co. Tosoh SMD Toyo System Toyobo Co. Ltd. UMD Automated Systems Union Tank Car Company Updox LLC Village of Mt. Sterling Westerman, Inc. Wyandot Inc xperion E & E USA LLC Zipline Logistics LLC REGIONAL SUCCESSES A total of 88 organizations announced new locations, expansions or retentions in 2013. The projects represented 9,658 jobs and $565 million in capital investment. 6
  9. 9. TELLING OUR STORY ACROSS THE GLOBE Nashville Atlanta Charleston Greenville Columbia Austin Dallas Houston Orlando New Orleans Jacksonvill Phoenix Los Angeles UK France Germany Japan Canada Mexico Boston Hartford NYC Long Beach Philadelphia Washington, D.C. Nashville Atlanta Charleston Greenville Columbia Austin Dallas Houston Indianapolis Springfield London Orlando New Orleans Jacksonville Cincinnati Cleveland Detroit Chicago Minneapolis Sioux Falls Albany Buffalo Rochester Omaha Denver Salt Lake City San Francisco Stockton Portland Las Vegas Phoenix Seattle Los Angeles UK France Germany Japan Canada In 2013, the Columbus 2020 team executed 84 business development missions in 31 U.s. markets and six international markets. 7
  10. 10. ACTIVITIES DRIVING RESULTS Global TRaDe anD InvesTMenT The Columbus 2020 team executed business development missions in six international markets, meeting face-to-face with hundreds of prospective companies, site location advisors and other project influencers. In partnership with the brookings Institution, Columbus 2020 undertook a full market assessment of existing exporters within the Columbus Region. It convened several meetings of exporters and exporter service providers, to inform the 2014 launch of the Columbus Metropolitan export Initiative, a key component of the overall Columbus Region global trade and investment strategy. aTTRaCTIon anD eXPansIon of MaRkeT-leaDInG CoMPanIes The Columbus 2020 team executed 84 business development missions in 31 U.s. markets and six international markets. These missions focused on meeting face-to-face with hundreds of prospective companies, site location advisors and other project influencers. back home, the team hosted several global thought leaders from the site selection industry to speak, analyze Columbus Region strengths and weaknesses and become aware of the Columbus Region for future opportunities. business development activities led to the identification and qualification of more than 200 projects in 2013 that were managed by the Columbus 2020 team. 2013 sUCCess sToRy THE COLUMBUS REGION ROSE TO THE TOP OF OUR LOCATION SEARCH BECAUSE OF ITS STRATEGIC PROXIMITY TO AUTOMOTIVE COMPANIES LIKE HONDA, AND CONVENIENT ACCESS TO A SKILLED WORKFORCE FIT TO STAFF OUR MANUFACTURING AND R&D OPERATIONS . WE LOOK FORWARD TO EXPANDING OUR NORTH AMERICAN PRESENCE IN THE COLUMBUS REGION . - Toshitsugu kikuchi, President, G-TekT north america Corporation 8
  11. 11. loCal InDUsTRy oUTReaCH The Columbus 2020 team and its regional economic development partners completed 475 visits with companies that have operations in the Columbus Region. eighty-five percent of those visits were made to companies that comprise the Columbus Region’s economic base. local industry outreach surfaces business development opportunities, identifies risks and opportunities that businesses face in a dynamic economy, and allows Columbus 2020 to connect businesses with available resources. aCCeleRaTIon of HIGH-GRowTH CoMPanIes Columbus 2020 hired a full-time employee dedicated to executing outreach to high-growth companies and connecting with the more than 15 incubator facilities in the metro area. a strong partnership with TechColumbus and the 10X startup accelerator helped to foster growth and connectivity within the Columbus Region’s burgeoning tech sector. 2013 sUCCess sToRy THE COLUMBUS REGION HAS BEEN AN IDEAL SPOT TO GROW OUR BUSINESS, AND WE ARE HAPPY TO BUILD UPON THAT SUCCESS BY SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING OUR WORKFORCE IN CENTRAL OHIO . THE REGION PROVIDES MANY ELEMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE COMPANY’S GROWTH, INCLUDING ACCESS TO SOME OF THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST MINDS AVAILABLE . – angelo Mazzocco, President, Pillar Technology Group 9
  12. 12. ACTIVITIES DRIVING RESULTS MaRkeTInG anD PRoMoTIon The multifaceted marketing strategy executed by Columbus 2020 educated the general public, business decision makers and location consultants about why the Columbus Region is an ideal business location. an integrated advertising plan that included outdoor, print and digital placements was complemented by media relations outreach that secured placements in local, national and international publications. a robust digital presence was anchored by a completely relaunched website that’s yielding record-breaking increases in user engagement. eConoMIC ReseaRCH In addition to providing customized research to businesses looking to locate or expand in the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020 conducts ongoing analysis of our economy, workforce and economic sectors. notable research projects conducted in 2013 included: COluMBus rEgION wOrkFOrCE ANAlYsIs along with site selection Group, Columbus 2020 undertook its first regional workforce assessment to gain comprehensive insight into the Columbus Region labor shed. The study revealed that the Columbus Region’s labor shed, or area from which it draws workers, extends outside the Region’s borders and includes more than 1.4 million workers within a total population of nearly 2.7 million. COluMBus rEgION lOgIstICs COuNCIl rOAdMAP ANAlYsIs along with the Columbus Region logistics Council, Columbus 2020 initiated a full analysis of the 2007 logistics Industry roadmap. The roadmap identifies competitive strengths and offers insights into the future of the logistics sector. formal recommendations are being formed and will be discussed directly with officials throughout the Region in 2014. 2013 sUCCess sToRy THE COLUMBUS REGION OFFERS AN IDEAL LOCATION FOR OUR OPERATIONS, GIVEN ITS ACCESS TO KEY CUSTOMERS AND SKILLED WORKFORCE . THOSE ATTRIBUTES HAVE HELPED TO FACILITATE FCX’S SUCCESS, SO IT’S ONLY FITTING TO STAY IN THE REGION AS WE EMBARK ON THE NEXT STAGE OF THE COMPANY’S GROWTH . - Charles Hale, President, fCX Performance 10
  13. 13. FINANCIALS STATEMENT OF Cash Flow For the Period Ended December 31, 2013 Unaudited Cash Flows from Operating Activities: Change in Net Assets $(206,154) Adjustments to reconcile change in net assets to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and Amortization $116,059 Changes in Certain Assets and Liabilities: (Increase) decrease in Assets: Pledge Receivable $729,600 Grant Receivable $(91,589) Prepaids and Other Current Assets $158,622 Increase (decrease) in Liabilities: Accounts Payable $91,963 Accrued Expenses $(196,433) Total Adjustments $808,222 Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $602,068 Cash Flow from Investing Activities: Purchases of Property and Equipment $(64,620) Purchase of Stocks $5,153 Net Cash Provided by Investing Activities $(59,467) Cash Flow from Financing Activities: Note Payable $64,366 Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities $(64,366) Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents $478,235 Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Year $1,230,793 Cash Equivalents at End of Year $1,709,028 11
  14. 14. FINANCIALS sTaTeMenT of fInanCIal aCTIvITIes for the Period ended December 31, 2013 Unaudited PuBlIC suPPOrt ANd rEvENuEs Interest and Dividends $(2,954.81) Registration fees $12,058.41 Private-sector Contributions $3,436,430.00 Public-sector Contributions $1,340,855.00 In kind Contributions $422,444.49 Grants $1,824,111.07 event sponsorships $15,875.00 advertising Revenue $6,534.50 Miscellaneous Income $(1,000.00) education fund Revenue $600,000.00 tOtAl rEvENuEs $7,654,343.66 eXPenses Personnel Costs $2,049,516.00 occupancy and Related $397,666.00 advertising and Promotion $1,286,722.66 Program Costs $3,428,896.00 education fund expense $697, 697.88 tOtAl ExPENsEs $7,860,498.18 surPlus/(dEFICIt) $(206,154.52) 2013 sUCCess sToRy WE LOVE COLUMBUS BECAUSE ITS PERFECT LOCATION AND AMAZING INFRASTRUCTURE WILL HELP US GET OUR TECHNICAL GEAR TO GUESTS AND STORES FASTER IN THE MIDWEST AND EASTERN REGIONS OF THE U .S ., ESPECIALLY DURING THE BUSIEST TIMES OF THE YEAR . IT’S A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY, AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO BUILD AN INSPIRED NEW LULULEMON TEAM THERE . - kathryn Henry, Chief Information officer, lululemon logistics and Distribution 12
  15. 15. CurrENt lIABIlItIEs: accounts Payable $213,448.89 accrued expenses $188,982.83 Deferred Dues, net Deferred Revenues notes Payable $67,461.74 Total Current liabilities $469,893.46 lONg-tErM lIABIlItIEs: long-Term Debt $241,880.96 Total long-Term Debt $241,880.96 tOtAl lIABIlItIEs $711,774.42 NEt AssEts (FuNd BAlANCE): Unrestricted $1,827,715.31 Temporarily Restricted $244,750.00 Total net assets (fund balance) $2,072,465.31 tOtAl lIABIlItIEs/FuNd BAlANCE $2,784,239.73 CurrENt AssEts: Cash $1,709,028.70 accounts Receivable Grants $530,772.36 Prepaids and other Current assets $44,421.40 Total Current assets $2,284,222.46 Property and equipment: furniture, fixtures, equipment $214,272.55 leasehold Improvements $534,198.26 $748,470.81 less: accumulated Depreciation and amortization $(253,300.54) $495,170.27 Property and equipment, net $495,170.27 Total Current assets and Property and equipment $2,779,392.73 other assets: Investments, at market $4,847 Total other assets $4,847 tOtAl AssEts $2,784,239.73 2013 sUCCess sToRyCHERYL’S HAS SEEN TREMENDOUS GROWTH IN RECENT YEARS, WHICH HAS PROMPTED THE NEED TO EXPAND OUR PRODUCTION CAPACITY AND HIRE NEARLY 100 NEW EMPLOYEES . WE ARE PROUD TO BUILD UPON CHERYL’S LONG HISTORY IN THE COLUMBUS REGION WITH THIS EXPANSION . – Jim McCann, founder and Ceo, 1-800-flowers family of brands sTaTeMenT of fInanCIal PosITIon for the Period ended December 31, 2013 Unaudited 13
  16. 16. SPECIAL EVENTS eConoMIC DeveloPMenT 411 The Mid-ohio Development exchange (MoDe), Mid-ohio Regional Planning Commission (MoRPC) and Columbus 2020 once again joined forces to help government, education and business leaders in the Columbus Region gain a greater understanding of economic development at the second annual economic Development 411 (eD411). keynote addresses were delivered by Mark lautman, founding director of Community economics lab and author of When the Boomers Bail, and Jennifer bradley, fellow at the brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution. During breakout sessions, attendees discussed the impacts of private investments in our region, how company investment decisions are made and what resources are available to help companies grow and prosper. eD411 included interactions with regional and local officials during breakout sessions and presentations from national and local experts in the field. learn more at columbusregion.com/ed411 THE FIELD OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER BEFORE . ED411 HELPS EQUIP OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS TO COMPETE ON THE GLOBAL STAGE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT . THE COLUMBUS REGION IS AN INCREDIBLE PLACE TO PRACTICE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT . IT’S FULL OF GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES AND EXCITING CHALLENGES . THE BEST THING, HOWEVER, IS THE SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY AND STATE LEADERS WHO VALUE SOUND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT . - anthony Jones, MoDe 2013 board President and Director of Development, City of Gahanna - kenny McDonald, Chief economic officer, Columbus 2020 14
  17. 17. THe PResIDenTs CUP all eyes were on the Columbus Region in the fall of 2013, when The Presidents Cup was held at Muirfield village Golf Club in Dublin. The prestigious match-play tournament brought top international golfers from outside europe to take on a team of america’s best. Planners for The Presidents Cup went to great lengths to show off Central ohio during the event, with extensive community-wide collaborations that resulted in international media coverage, one-of-a-kind welcome activities and special events. before play kicked off, hundreds of economic development allies from throughout the Columbus Region joined together for a breakfast reception in recognition of The Presidents Cup’s prestigious global platform. Christine a. Poon, dean of The ohio state University’s fisher College of business, delivered an insightful keynote about the Columbus Region’s role within the global economy and The Presidents Cup Trophy Motorcade arrived at the event on its way to the first tee shot. That same morning, legendary Columbus native Jack nicklaus rang the new york stock exchange opening bell from Muirfield village Golf Club. He was joined by his wife barbara, PGa Tour Commissioner Tim finchem and executives from several leading Columbus Region companies. COLUMBUS BY FAR EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS AS HOST FOR THE PRESIDENTS CUP 2013, PROVIDING A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE FOR OUR FANS, PLAYERS, SPONSORS AND GUESTS . FROM THE WELCOMING NATURE OF THE REGION AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL SURROUNDING THE HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE, TO THE COLLABORATIVE SUPPORT OF THE PRESIDENTS CUP IN ALL FACETS, WE HELD WHAT WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST PRESIDENTS CUP TO DATE . THAT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT COLUMBUS BEING THE INCREDIBLE PLACE THAT IT IS—THE PEOPLE AND THE EXPERIENCES ALIKE . – Matt Kamienski, Executive Director, The Presidents Cup 15
  18. 18. COLUMBUS 2020 TEAM kENNY MCdONAld, CEcd Chief economic officer BECkY BlAtt executive assistant to the Chief economic officer aDMInIsTRaTIon sEAN grANt Chief administrative officer JENNIFEr FruChEY staff accountant bUsIness DeveloPMenT anD PRoJeCT ManaGeMenT PAttY huddlE vice President, existing business services MAtt MCCOllIstEr vice President, economic Development MAtt MCQuAdE Director, north american business Development dEBOrAh sChErEr Director, Global Markets ArChIt dhIr Project Manager, International lead kAtIE hAMIltON Project Manager ChrIs strAYEr Client solutions officer stEPhANIE I. BOsCO economic Development Coordinator kArIN rEdElBErgEr economic Development Coordinator vICtOr thOrNE Managing Director, strategic Development JEFF ZIMMErMAN Director, Columbus Region logistics Council InvesToR RelaTIons ChIP hOlCOMBE Director, Investor Relations MaRkeTInG anD CoMMUnICaTIons IrENE AlvArEZ Director, Marketing and Communications NICk rEshAN Marketing Coordinator ReseaRCH JuNg kIM Director, Research lAurA hEss Research analyst JAY kNOx Research analyst GOING FROM 15 TO 165 EMPLOYEES IS A BIG MOVE FOR PRINT SYNDICATE, AND WE’VE CHOSEN THE COLUMBUS REGION MAINLY BECAUSE OF ITS ACCESS TO A NICHE TALENT POOL . WE HOPE TO TAP INTO THE TECH-SAVVY, ARTISTIC MINDS COMING OUT OF THE REGION’S VARIOUS UNIVERSITIES TO HELP GROW PRINT SYNDICATE’S PRESENCE IN THE E-COMMERCE SPACE . –Michael limes, Co-founder, Print syndicate 2013 sUCCess sToRy 16
  19. 19. COLUMBUS 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Alex Fischer, Chairman President and Chief Executive Officer The Columbus Partnership Jack Partridge, Treasurer President Columbia Gas of Ohio Eric Phillips, Secretary Executive Director Union County Economic Development Partnership Chief Executive Officer Union County Chamber of Commerce Marilyn Brown County Commissioner Franklin County Board of Commissioners Michael B. Coleman Mayor City of Columbus John C. Fisher Executive Vice President Ohio Farm Bureau Michael Keller Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Nationwide Michael W. Louge Executive Vice President OhioHealth Gregory R. Overmyer Chief Executive Officer Overmyer Hall Associates Mark Patton Managing Director, Information Technology and Logistics JobsOhio Ellen Power Center Director and Heath Site Executive Strategic Missile Defense Systems Boeing Defense, Space Security Dr. Mark Smith President Ohio Christian University Pablo A. Vegas President and Chief Operating Officer AEP Ohio, American Electric Power Dr. David Williams, Ph.D., Sc.D. Dean and Presidential Professor College of Engineering, The Ohio State University EX-OFFICIO Laing Akers Senior Attorney Squire Sanders (US) LLP Sean Grant Chief Administrative Officer Columbus 2020 Kenny McDonald, CEcD, President Chief Economic Officer Columbus 2020 17
  20. 20. Columbus 2020 150 S. Front St., Suite 200 Columbus, OH 43215 columbusregion.com 614-225-6063

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