Among the many attributes that set New Albany apart in its business attraction efforts is a commitment to collaboration and public/private partnerships that fuels continuous improvement in its service delivery.
The city offers efficient customer service, 25% faster permitting than competing communities, technology- and shovel-ready sites pre-zoned for business and complementary site planning. In fact, Facebook’s new facility in the city – most advance data center in the world – was completed in eight months.
By bringing together economic development staff and private developers, utilities, construction companies, as well as other stakeholders, the city achieves a robust collaborative process to ensure businesses’ aggressive timelines can be met.
Businesses across the country are taking notice. Despite its relative youth, the business park has emerged as one of the most prolific economic development engines in Ohio for job creation and retention. The largest master-planned business park in the region, the park has grown to 11.5 million square feet of commercial space while attracting $4 billion in private investment and 15,000 employees in just 20 years.