Public-private partnerships both define and distinguish community and economic development in New Albany. Since the New Albany Business Park was founded in 1998, New Albany, in collaboration with The New Albany Company, has spearheaded more than $1 billion in public and private investment to create shovel-ready sites, establish state-of-the-art infrastructure and enhance the community’s quality of life.
Among the many examples are the development of New Albany’s dual feed electric capabilities and its highly robust and secure fiber optic network made possible through a relationship with American Electric Power when it built its new mission critical data center here. New Albany then partnered with Bluemile to manage New Albany Net and provide engineered communication solutions for businesses of all sizes. With an optical network that extends from New York City to Los Angeles, Bluemile provides internet access and network transport solutions connecting facilities throughout the country via 180 carrier relationships, resulting in one of the most powerful, reliable and affordable in the United States.
The community has also benefited from several initiatives spearheaded by the New Albany Community Foundation that leveraged the power of people to improve New Albany’s quality of life. These efforts have led to the development of several educational and cultural milestones for the community, including a New Albany branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Performing Arts.