Economic Development

Economic Development Plan

The City of Columbus prides itself on its industrial / manufacturing business success. To strengthen our efforts, the city’s Economic Development Plan (PDF) (LB 840) was approved by the voters on May 9, 2006.


The City of Columbus recognizes continued population growth and economic prosperity benefits the quality of life in Columbus and its surrounding communities. Activities shall meet one or more of the following goals prior to recommendation by the Citizen’s Advisory Review Committee for approval:

  • Actively promote Columbus as a place where businesses can locate and be profitable
  • Broaden the tax base
  • Create new job opportunities
  • Diversify our economic base
  • Encourage attraction of new businesses
  • Foster capital investment in the region
  • Grow existing companies
  • Strengthen existing industry clusters
  • Strengthen technology skills of workforce