February Design Lecture

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Join AIA Columbus and Columbus 2020 at our February Design Lecture. Columbus is expected to double its population by 2050 and a significant proportion will occur as densification of established urban areas. Community and business leaders came together to collaborate on ways to develop a growth strategy to ensure economic vitality. Columbus 2020 set aggressive goals to achieve by 2020 in order to be recognized as a national leader in economic development. You will hear about the strategies to achieve this goal and how architects can play a major role in the development of Columbus.


Kenny McDonald - President and Chief Economic Officer

Kenny McDonald

Kenny has served as president and chief economic officer of Columbus 2020 since the organization’s inception in 2010. He has helped lead the execution of the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy and development of the Columbus Region’s competitiveness agenda, and he has also built local and national partnerships that have accelerated the area’s development. Kenny has over 20 years of regional economic development and management consulting experience focused on helping companies develop and execute their location strategies and helping communities achieve their goals. Read more...

Chip Holcombe - Managing Director, Investor Relations

Chip Holcombe

Chip works to raise funds from the business community to finance Columbus 2020’s comprehensive economic and business development activities. Financial resources are provided by more than 300 Columbus Region businesses and organizations that represent more than 20 industry sectors. Chip actively works to help connect Columbus 2020 investors with each other and to Columbus 2020 clients. Read more...

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