Omaha World Herald: Collaboration is Key to Columbus’s Success
“Certainly, people are making decisions about where to locate based on more than just jobs,” said K.C. Belitz, president of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Columbus Area Future Fund and Nebraska Community Foundation board.
“Educational opportunity is a key consideration for our target market – young families. Having a new high school and the STEM Academy is a game changer. The high quality of all our schools and our public amenities makes a strong statement that this is a community willing to invest in its people,” Belitz said.
That is why it made perfect sense for the community to collaborate, rather than compete, in raising millions of dollars for new, state-of-the-art facilities in education, health care, culture, and recreation.