Category: Development News

Adding up Facebook’s Contribution to New Albany and Region

When New Albany announced last year that technology behemoth Facebook would build its most energy efficient data center to date in New Albany, officials noted the company’s investment of $750 million to build the 970,000-square-foot facility and the 100 new jobs that would be created. A recent comparative analysis prepared


Personal Care and Beauty Campus Grows by 72%

The New Albany International Business Park’s Personal Care and Beauty Campus has attracted global industry leaders as a result of its ability to seamlessly turnkey product design, manufacturing, labeling, packaging and distribution in one location and promote collaboration among campus partners. Since 2011, investment at the campus grew by 72%, …


2018 Follows Year of Record Growth for New Albany

2017 was a busy and productive year for the city of New Albany and the New Albany International Business Park. The city announced construction of nearly 1.9 million square feet of commercial space throughout the park resulting in a total investment of $830 million and the addition of 2,089 employees


Park’s Clusters Continue to Attract Industry Leaders

New Albany’s focused investment in five distinct business clusters – Personal Care and Beauty, Information Technology, High-Tech Manufacturing and Logistics, Health Care and Corporate Office & R&D – continues to attract industry leaders seeking an environment that keeps pace with their energy, technology and logistics needs while creating opportunities for


Video Captures Scale of International Business Park

Strategically located along eight miles of freeway, the New Albany International Business Park is not only the largest master-planned business park in the region but also among the area’s fastest-growing business centers.  Seeing is believing. And now, a new video produced by the city provides a breathtaking, bird’s eye view


Why New Albany is One of the Best Suburbs in the U.S.

Despite its growth, New Albany’s commitment to lifelong learning, environmental and economic sustainability, healthy living and arts and culture remains at the heart of everything it does. A recent Columbus Monthly Special Edition sheds light on New Albany’s extraordinary evolution and why it is “One of the Best Suburbs in


New Housing Options Appeal to Millennials and Empty Nesters

While the majority of New Albany’s residential development is comprised of single family homes on tree-lined streets, with sidewalks, parks and ample green space, New Albany is creating more versatile housing options in convenient and pedestrian-friendly areas like the Village Center.

Urban townhomes across from the Village Center have attracted


Retail and Restaurants Offer More Options for Employees

In just a few years, Market & Main, a walkable, mixed-use development that anchors the southeast corner of the Village Center, has doubled in size, bringing more restaurants, shops and offices to the city’s center to meet the needs of employees and residents.

Anchored by the Philip Heit Center for


New Albany’s Vision for Village Center Comes to Life

As a master-planned community, New Albany’s unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life for residents and employees continues to drive its community development efforts. Planning principles adopted as part of the Village Center Strategy have guided public and private investment creating a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban center and an informal


International Business Park Is Economic Engine for Ohio

New Albany has emerged as one of the most prolific economic development engines in the state of Ohio for job creation and retention. In less than 20 years, the city has transformed thousands of acres of farmland into the New Albany International Business Park. The only master-planned business park in …


IT Cluster Key Part of ‘21st Century Knowledge Belt’

Mission critical data operations require high bandwidth capacity and energy coupled with reliable, redundant power so they can operate without interruption. Those capabilities, as well as the city’s commitment to public-private partnerships with businesses, led to significant growth in New Albany International Business Park’s Information and Technology Cluster. Ohio Governor …


Facebook Plans One of World’s Most Advanced Data Centers in New Albany

Facebook plans to invest $750 million to build one of the world’s most advanced data centers in the New Albany International Business Park. Powered by 100% renewable energy, the technology innovator’s tenth data center will encompass 970,000 square feet of space and will be situated on a 345-acre site. New …


New Albany Is Key to Central Ohio Reputation as Retail Mecca

With the third highest concentration of fashion designers in the country, surpassed only by New York City and Los Angeles, Columbus’ reputation as a retail mecca continues to grow and New Albany is a key part of the equation.

Columbus’ fashion and retail reputation came of age when Les Wexner


New Albany’s Many Assets Attract Employees of All Ages

The affordable cost of living as well as a pedestrian-friendly town center, national-ranked schools and 30+ miles of leisure trails have made New Albany an attractive home for a diverse workforce that ranges from Millennials to Baby Boomers.

Recruiters in New Albany competing for talent from across the country often …


New Website Designed to Meet Site Selectors’ Needs

Check out New Albany’s carefully calibrated mix of services, amenities, incentives and infrastructure that has enabled the city to attract a diverse range of businesses from multinational personal care brands and mission-critical operations to technology start-ups at our new economic development website.

Demographic drive time statistics provide data on the …


Region’s Largest Master-Planned Business Park Powers Growth

The New Albany International Business Park is masterplanned to deliver the assets that businesses need to succeed.

From its three highway interchanges, high speed carrier neutral fiber optics, and triple feed electric capabilities to its pedestrian-friendly town center, 30+ miles of leisure trails, and one-of-a-kind health, wellness and community center, …


Revamped Website Features Latest Site Selection Tools

New Albany’s recently relaunched economic development website boasts a variety of information designed to make it easier for site selectors and businesses to find locations that meet their criteria.

The Data-by-Site section allows users to click on specific locations in the business park and find available acreage, pricing, zoning, utility …


Park’s Assets Benefit High Tech & Advanced Logistics

High tech manufacturing and advanced logistics are two of the fastest growing industry sectors in the New Albany International Business Park.

Since 1998, the park has attracted more than $2 billion in investment. In recent years, much of that growth has resulted from new construction and expansion at the Personal …