MORPC: Changes needed to accommodate Columbus growth

Business First of Columbus wrote:

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is taking a glass-half-full perspective with the lull in Central Ohio development amid the economy’s slowdown.

“If anything, this gives us a good chance to take a step back and look at a new reality we’re facing and think pragmatically about how we’re going to grow when the next spurt comes,” said Matt LaMantia, the commission’s regional development coordinator.

The commission is helping to paint a picture of the area that includes Franklin and 11 nearby counties with its 2008 State of the Region report, released Wednesday. The document, which the commission plans to adjust and redevelop as new data are unveiled, shows a number of shifting trends among Central Ohioans, the land and the economy that put the region at risk of being unable to sustain itself.

Continue reading article here.

Read executive summary for report here.

MORPC: Changes needed to accommodate Columbus growth
Business First of Columbus, April 16, 2008


One response to “MORPC: Changes needed to accommodate Columbus growth

  1. Hi Carl – Your regional blog is an example of what I call “regional community.” It is going on all over the U.S. and the world. A link to this post will be in the April 23, 2008 issue of Regional Community Development News. It will be on-line April 24 at Please visit, check the resources and even consider a link. Cheers. Tom

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