New Albany Business Park’s record growth in business development, despite the recent economic downturn, has captured the attention of the business media in central Ohio, prompting feature articles in The Columbus Dispatch and Columbus CEO magazine.

The Columbus Dispatch attributes New Albany’s success to its “status as a magnet for corporate expansion, partly a result of quality of life, strong infrastructure and good schools.”

Columbus CEO touts the more than 3,000 jobs and 20 businesses that have staked claim to a piece of the one-of-a-kind, corporate business park that features four innovation campuses representing distinct clusters of commerce, including beauty and personal care, healthcare, retail and research and development.

Among the other characteristics driving growth in New Albany are master planning that protects business investment for the long term and a state-of-the-art infrastructure that includes dual feed electric capabilities and a lit fiber-optic network that provides access to more than 180,000 service providers nationwide.

Beyond the bricks and mortar, New Albany’s high level of business connectivity is creating the kind of environment that fueled the growth of Silicon Valley and the Research Triangle. “It’s a very collaborative, networking environment here,” says Tammy R. Troilo-Krings, CEO and Founder of TS24, an international provider of travel management services that is located at Water’s Edge, a corporate office campus within the business park.