Columbus Downtown Development Corp (CDDC)

CDDC & Capitol South

The difference between stagnation and progress is simple: change. In Columbus, smart change has helped Downtown evolve into a bona fide destination point for residents, businesses and visitors.

In leveraging the leadership, facilitation and advocacy of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) and Capitol South Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (Capitol South) the core of Columbus has rapidly become an award-winning model of urban aesthetics; one of the most attractive city centers in the United States. And it’s working…and people are taking notice. From The New York Times to the Urban Land Institute to The Columbus Dispatch, the success of Downtown Columbus and the work of CDDC are being heralded.

By its very nature, progress cannot stop. Changes continue as smart development and projects that improve the quality of life move forward. CDDC and Capitol South are private, non-profit development corporations; they share a mission to lead catalytic, transformative developments in the heart of Ohio’s capital city. While CDDC traces its roots to the implementation of the Downtown Strategic Plan in 2002, Capitol South has been supporting a re-emerging Downtown since 1974, when it launched a modest mission to redevelop the area just south of Capitol Square.

The two teams share a common Board of Directors, comprised of business and industrial leaders united to help shepherd progress in the capital city. CDDC and Capitol South are led by Guy V. Worley, CEO/President.