Anticipating an influx of outside investment, the city of Columbus in western Georgia has begun developing more sites that can serve as efficient business hubs for new investors, making sure they are well connected to neighboring areas and situated close to vital services and transport facilities.
“We are well positioned to support businesses, no matter what size, so that they remain resilient despite any challenge in the economic environment,” said Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce CEO Jerald Mitchell.
“The technology and manufacturing arenas are where we can excel and be the best support for these companies. We know that there’s a large presence of technology companies in Japanese industry, and we are welcoming them with open arms,” he added.
For Mitchell, Columbus is a friendly place with a inexpensive costs for housing, travel, and food compared to nearby regions, as well as a reliable source of top talent because of Columbus State University.
Apart from building more office space, the city’s development plan envisions the construction of an airport and a high-speed rail link.
“One of the things that we’re going to have in the near term is 120,000 Class A office spaces along the Chattahoochee River. We want to make sure that we continue keeping our foot on the gas,” Mitchell said.