Day-to-day retail and service industry economic development work is done by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s entrepreneurship committee, retained consultants, and Chamber staff all assist in recruiting and developing retail and service industry businesses.
In October of 2021, the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, with a grant from City of Columbus economic development funds, partnered with Retail Strategies, a leading community development firm, to create and execute a retail recruitment strategy. The Chamber also retained Downtown Strategies to develop and assist the community in executing a downtown development strategy.
Retail & Service Industry Economic Development Contact:
Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
Industrial Economic Development
Day-to-day industrial economic development work is done through the Economic Development department of Loup Power District, whose President/CEO and Vice President of Corporate Services serve as co-chairs of the Columbus Economic Council, a division of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Columbus Economic Council focuses primarily on industrial development with an emphasis on manufacturing, technology, data centers, and food processing. Our industrial park has several available sites and we typically have one or more vacant buildings ready for immediate occupancy.
If you are interested in obtaining more information on Columbus regarding industrial sites and buildings, please contact Todd Duren, Columbus Economic Council Co-Chair at 402-562-5720, or visit: https://loup.com/business/sites-buildings/ or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industrial Economic Development Contact:
Todd J. Duren
Co-Chair Columbus Economic Council
Vice President of Corporate Services
Loup Power District