Columbus 2025 represents Greater Columbus Georgia's plan to create a more competitive and prosperous region. The plan is focused on key strategies to transform the region over the next decade and beyond.
Five key goals have been established, along with coordinating objectives, recommended strategies and metrics to quantify success.
An Enterprising Culture
Targeted Economic Growth
Talented Educated People
Cohesive Image & Identity
Vibrant & Connected Place
A Vibrant Tomorrow
For the first time in many years, Greater Columbus will systematically address the full range of issues affecting the region's competitiveness, prosperity and quality of life. Join the movement toward a Greater Columbus Georgia.
Columbus GA 2025 shared MidTown Columbus Georgia's post.Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 3:59pm
Our Vibrant & Connected Places Chair couldn't have said it better!
"Our area's comprehensive strategic plan, Columbus 2025, is about increasing prosperity, reducing poverty & raising the quality of life for all. "Vibrant & Connected Places" is one of its five central action areas, chiefly because we're seeing the return on investment already that's being produced by new thinking about our river, its impact on our economy & how we connect to it."
The question over GDOT's proposed restriping on 13th St. has, really, nothing to do with bike lanes. It's about the economy. Right now this portion of 13th St. is a Stroad. (See below). Would we rather see it as a Road (a high-speed connection between two places) or as a Street (a platform for creating & capturing value)?
The test data confirms that it can function as a street again if that's what we want. (It was a healthy street prior to its widening in the 80s.) Cities across the US, like Tallahassee & OK City, are reclaiming stroads as streets. We're being offered a baby-step opportunity by a progressive GDOT that is paying attention to what other cities have learned.
Our area's comprehensive strategic plan, Columbus 2025, is about increasing prosperity, reducing poverty & raising the quality of life for all. "Vibrant & Connected Places" is one of its five central action areas, chiefly because we're seeing the return on investment already that's being produced by new thinking about our river, its impact on our economy & how we connect to it. (Disclosure: I chair the V&C Places Team.)
For those who think that stretch is "fine as it is," check the number of boarded-up storefronts and ask yourself what they're contributing to value for our city. And ask whether Columbus can afford to forego wealth along a major connector to Uptown.
I encourage you to watch the video to learn more. Call a Councillor or email firstname.lastname@example.org with comments. And share this if you're so inclined."
It's about the economy. If you agree, please call 311 and say that you support the 13th Street Complete Street Conversion.
Columbus GA 2025 with Isaiah Hugley Sr. and 5 others at US Army Fort Benning.Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 4:58pm
We are half way through the first year of implementation for the Columbus 2025 strategy and it is a pleasure and a honor to be working with military partners at Fort Benning to achieve a Vision for a Greater Columbus.
Without an effective and sufficiently resourced implementation team, the potential of this plan would not be obtainable. Fort Benning plays a huge role as an economic driver to the local economy and is a critical component of the region’s talent base; which is why we have involve them in every Action Area of Columbus 2025.
We are proud to know that we are on track to achieve our objectives for the first year of Columbus 2025 implementation and measuring performance is a critical component to ensure its success.
Check out our EVP of Economic Development, Bill Murphy, hone in on the importance of aligning the workforce, education, and talent efforts of Columbus 2025 which is going to be critical in attracting new businesses and retaining existing businesses.
Executive Vice President for Economic Development Bill Murphy talks about the tremendous support and collaboration between economic development stakeholders to grow jobs and provide a skilled workforce to the region.