Columbus 2020 explores what’s next, after original goals nearly completed

The “seemingly ambitious” goals economic development group Columbus 2020 set in 2010 have nearly been met, and the organization is now determining “what’s next” and what its new name should be, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The original goals of 150,000 new jobs and $8 billion in new capital investment have already been hit; the goal of “a 30% increase in per-person income by 2020” is nearly met with a 28.5% increase through 2017, the most recent data available, according to the article. Kenny McDonald, Columbus 2020’s chief economic officer, said the group wants to “do a better job of showing how well the region is doing” and “to monitor factors such as housing prices, infrastructure, wage numbers, commute times and levels of disparity.” For more, read the full article.

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