STATE OPINION: Columbus re-examines its Chamber of Commerce

By Commercial Dispatch, Columbus

Certainly, parts of the recently-proposed Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority – especially the amount and methods of funding for the new organization – need to be explored further, but the plan will almost certainly come to fruition. A very capable steering committee has crafted a well thought out plan and people are generally willing to bet on Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins based on his past success.
But what will the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce look like post-Link? A strong Chamber is essential. We need to take a fresh look at the way we are luring new residents and small businesses. Who do we have to guide our efforts in marketing our community and supporting our small businesses?
Commercial Dispatch, Columbus