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Local Governments: Competing for Businesses and People

Local governments may be competing for businesses and people, as companies like Bob Evans move from Columbus to upper income areas like New Albany. What will the results of this competition be? Should these governments need to compete at all? The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) will be holding a State of the Region Luncheon today, April 21, focused on how "Transportation means Business," with keynote speaker Jerry Wray, director of ODOT.


  • Alex Fischer (President/CEO of Columbus Partnership)
  • Kenny McDonald (Chief Economic Officer of Columbus 2020)
  • Chester Jourdan, Jr. (Executive Director of MORPC)
  • E. Gordon Gee (President of the Ohio State University)