Columbus 2025 is the Greater Columbus region’s public/private community strategic plan to increase prosperity, reduce poverty and enhance the quality of life of all citizens. Through this plan, our region collaborates to address some of our most important challenges in five key areas: Enterprising Culture, Cohesive Image and Identity, Talented, Educated People, Targeted Economic Development, and Vibrant and Connected Places.
For more information download our Columbus 2025 brochure.
In 2014, a group of public, private, and nonprofit leaders from across Greater Columbus came together to create a comprehensive Community and Economic Development Strategic Plan. This 10-month process culminated into the Regional Prosperity Initiative, which addressed a full range of issues impacting the region’s competitiveness– its talent, education and training systems, business climate, infrastructure, quality of life, and quality of place, just to name a few.
A diverse group of representatives from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors that guided this process uniting as the Regional Prosperity Initiative Steering Committee.
Columbus 2025 builds on the work of the Regional Prosperity Initiative to align the region’s collective community and economic development efforts in a comprehensive and holistic plan of action for the next decade and beyond. The Plan’s Implementation Strategy lays out a multi-year program of work to address the challenges and opportunities learned in the Competitive Assessment phase of the project.
Read each Phase of the RPI below:
Columbus 2025 is led by a diverse group of public, private, and nonprofit leaders dedicated to ensuring that all of the hard work and input that went into developing Columbus 2025 translates into meaningful positive changes for Columbus region in the months and years to come. They serve as the Columbus 2025 Implementation Committee.