For once Columbus is ahead of the curve. This recent piece from the Harvard Business Review highlights the trend of corporations reinvesting in downtown headquarters and urban neighborhoods in a bid to attract and retain talent.
Here in Columbus, this trend has already paid dividends. Witness the Nationwide Arena District, which turned a forgotten area of downtown into an award-winning sports and entertainment neighborhood. Or the corporate partnerships formed by the public/private investment along the Scioto Mile that is emerging along the riverfront. Both of these investments make Downtown a more attractive place to do business and help to attract and retain talent.
How can we keep capitalizing on this trend? By continuing to forge public/private partnerships and prioritizing the innovative projects that will continue to set Downtown Columbus apart from the competition.