Columbus Council on World Affairs
With funding from Columbus 2020, the Franklin County Commissioners, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, the Columbus Foundation, the City of Columbus, and Experience Columbus, The Global Report 2014–2015 represents the second edition of this valuable resource, designed to help guide metropolitan leaders in understanding and evaluating central Ohio’s current and potential international assets. The report builds upon the success of the first edition, while incorporating substantial updates and enhancements, including the establishment of a new standard for measuring global engagement in the region. This work began in 2010, when the Columbus Council on World Affairs approached a group of potential investors about creating a catalog of the region’s global assets to serve as a tool for public education and economic development, as well as a business and community leaders’ guide. The Council asked CRP to design and implement the first Global Report, published in March 2012.
Community Research Partners is a non-profit research, evaluation, and data center based in Columbus, Ohio, with a mission to strengthen communities through data, information, and knowledge. CRP works on a wide array of issues, with a focus on preschool-through-adult education, poverty and homelessness, employment and workforce development, and housing and community development. Since 2000, CRP has undertaken more than 300 projects in central Ohio, statewide, and as a part of national initiatives.
CRP is a partnership of the City of Columbus, United Way of Central Ohio, The Ohio State University, and the Franklin County Commissioners. CRP is the Ohio partner for the national Working Poor Families Project and a partner in the Urban Institute's National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership.