NW 33 COG to Jump on the Beta District Bandwagon

MARYSVILLE – Its official name is “NW 33 Innovation Corridor Council of Governments,” but everyone calls it the COG for short.

The COG has been around for several years, but the question is often asked, “What does the COG do?”

The COG is a syndicate/conglomerate/consortium made up of four government entities – Dublin, Marysville, Union County and Marysville-Union County Port Authority – who have come together to make the most of what is now billed as the Beta District, the US Route 33 “smart corridor” which runs from Columbus to the TRC in East Liberty. The COG therefore formed several years ago with this mission and after a hesitant start due to the pandemic, is back in action.

COG had the infrastructure – fiber lines, utilities, roads, water – and as of Wednesday had an action plan in place on how best the four member governments can leverage the Beta District and the potential it brings, a plan that was put forward when the COG met in the Marysville City Council chambers on Wednesday afternoon.

Marysville City Manager Terry Emery talks about the COG and its mission here:

The discussion at the heart of Wednesday’s meeting was the introduction of a long list of recommendations that will serve as a roadmap that the four COG members will use to form an effective union that benefits all four partners.

The NW 33 Innovation Corridor Council of Governments is scheduled to meet again on Wednesday, December 7 at 3 p.m.

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