COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --Columbus 2020 says a third of the way into the decade, its strategy to grow the central Ohio economy by 150,000 new jobs in on track.
“Because of the vision of our civic leaders, both public and private, an improving overall economy, and a long list of companies and entrepreneurs creating jobs day in and day out, the Columbus Region’s economy is stronger, more diverse, and more dynamic than ever before,” said Kenny McDonald, chief economic officer, Columbus 2020.
The public-private partnership notes the growth in jobs has taken place at some of the area's biggest employers, like Honda and IBM as well as at a variety of small and medium-sized businesses.
According to the most recent data available, per capita income is up about 5 percent since Columbus 2020’s inception, with the average annual salary of the region’s net new jobs at more than $50,000. The Region has added approximately $3.55 billion in new capital investment since 2010, representing 44 percent of the 10-year goal.