New Albany receives high marks from Personal Care and Beauty Campus executives and site selection consultants for its responsive, collaborative, pro-business approach and commitment to seeing businesses and employees thrive. Close working relationships between the development staff, planning commission, council, businesses and developers provide a predictable, cohesive path to development. Streamlined planning and fast track permitting – 25% faster than competing communities — save companies time and money. Easy access to decision makers, a high level of “responsiveness” and prompt attention to needs help build loyalty among site selectors, prospective employers and existing employers. Customized development timelines for each project provide predictability for companies while holding the City accountable. “The support from the city, ability to meet aggressive timelines and ease at which development occurs here are great advantages,” notes Paul Judge, president of Axium Packaging.