Eighty more rooms for families with sick children, a STEM center for young girls, expanded trails and coworking space for female entrepreneurs are all on Central Ohio’s $28.4-million wish list for this year’s state capital budget.
The two-year state budget funds one-time expenses for projects across Ohio. Most of the money goes for projects already in the works, but about $187 million will get allocated for new community projects.
The Columbus region, which includes 11 counties around central Ohio, has a wish list of 53 projects totaling $28.4 million. That’s about half of its original $54.47 million wish list.
“We’re not picking winners and losers here,” Columbus Partnership Vice President Jeff Polesovsky said. “We’re trying to create momentum.”
His organization compiled all the potential projects from around the Columbus region and put together the submission package for state lawmakers.
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