Economic development is definitely a team sport and a lot of economic development factors are not limited to jurisdictional boundaries.
Infrastructure, workforce and site selection are just a few of those areas that need cross-jurisdictional collaboration.
Something that the Columbus Ohio Region is known for is doing things the "Columbus Way." Which simply means working together to pool all our regional resources to help the growth and sustainability of our metro area.
We are lucky in the Columbus Region to have the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE), which is a membership based organization that includes municipalities, counties, public sector organizations, private-sector businesses and utility providers throughout the region.
We welcome Nate Strum as our guest. He is Board President of MODE, and soon to be the Director of Economic Development for the City of Gahanna.
Plus, we welcome Niel Jurist for our regular segment, More With MORPC!
Join Jenna and Zach monthly as they have representatives from Franklin County (OH), as well as special guests from government and other organizations, to talk about different topics that are important throughout the Central Ohio region.
That's part of the reason we named this podcast Whitehall Works. The City of Whitehall (OH) is working with a lot of different partners on transportation, affordable housing and workforce development. These are just some of the important topics that not only the City of Whitehall (OH) is working on, but everyone needs to work on.