Collaboration Equals Jobs for Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus to gain nearly 100 new jobs in 2011.

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We welcome Frank Brunckhorst Co. and the Boar’s Head Brand to the Columbus Region, and we look forward to working with them as they begin operations here.

The Columbus region will welcome nearly 100 new jobs, thanks to the collaboration of the City of Columbus, Columbus2020!, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Rickenbacker, the State of Ohio, and a chance meeting on an airplane.

Frank Brunckhorst Co., LLC, responsible for distribution of Boar’s Head Brand®, one of the nation’s leading brands of premium delicatessen products, will locate a $20 million project that is expected to create 93 jobs. The company received tax incentives from the City of Columbus and the State of Ohio.

“We are proud to welcome the Frank Brunckhorst Co. to the City of Columbus,” said Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “Our community offers a skilled workforce, available technology and a high quality of life for its employees.”

Officials from Frank Brunckhorst Co. cite the community’s work ethic, logistics and technology strengths, and ease of doing business as just a few of the selling points of the community.

“During our investigation of Columbus, we immediately sensed that we’d have a good working relationship with these partners,” said Mike Martella, company President. “A lot of other items started to come together as well.”

The attraction of this project is one of the first for the Columbus2020! team.

“We welcome Frank Brunckhorst Co. and the Boar’s Head Brand to the Columbus Region, and we look forward to working with them as they begin operations here,” said Kenny McDonald, chief economic officer, Columbus2020!

The consistency of Columbus’ welcome and support throughout the community – from the city to Rickenbacker and the Rickenbacker Employer Assistance Network – was a selling point for the company. According to Martella, once the community’s workforce and technology assets were identified, the selection came down to a feel for the community.

Martella noted, “On one of my airplane travels I met a professor from the Ohio State University. He spoke very highly of Columbus, commenting on the region’s strong work ethic and quality of life. He described the city as progressive. Honestly, he cemented everything I thought about Columbus.”

About Boar's Head Brand

Brunckhorst’s Boar’s Head Brand was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Florida. This privately owned company sells its products through large and small food retail organizations in 48 states and Puerto Rico.

About the Columbus2020!

Columbus2020! is a bold, new, regional public-private partnership that will leverage Central Ohio´s research and academic institutions, diverse industries to position the State Capital to become the fastest growing economy in the country and one of the nation´s leaders in economic development. To learn more, visit http://columbus2020.org

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