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Columbus Economic Development

The Columbus Region


The 11-county Columbus Region is one of the most dynamic and diverse metropolitan areas in the United States. Central Ohio is known for its talented workforce and great market access, and it's considered a great value for each dollar invested.

The area is a major logistics hub. It's also home to The Ohio State University, the state capital of Ohio, a concentration of fashion designers and retail innovators, Honda of America’s manufacturing operations and hotbed of entrepreneurs and high-growth companies. 
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One of US

Individually we're successful. Together we are unstoppable. That's why so many forward-thinking organizations excel as One of US.

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Regional Overview

Younger. Smarter. An economy that's booming. Take a closer look at the Columbus Region.

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Largest Employers
The Columbus Region is a powerhouse of finance and insurance operations, major retail headquarters and Fortune 1000 companies. 
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Columbus Area Maps
Get acquainted with the Columbus Region through downloadable maps that plot counties, companies, business assets and more.
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Columbus Region County Profiles
Get to know the 11 Columbus Region counties that make up one of the country's top ranked economies.
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Transportation Infrastructure & Utilities
The Columbus Region's market access tops all U.S. metros, and Ohio offers electric and natural gas choice programs.
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Tax Structure & Business Incentives
Ohio's tax climate is one of the top five in the country, and Columbus 2020 can help you navigate the many state and local programs available to help businesses start, relocate and expand.
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Research & Innovation
With the world's largest research institutions leading breakthroughs across industries, the Columbus Region has earned its reputation as an emerging center of innovation.
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Rankings & Accolades
There's only one metro in the world recognized as the most intelligent in the U.S., the third best for fashion design and the No. 2 for job creation. See where the Columbus Region is topping the charts.
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Company Announcements
Companies thrive in the Columbus Region, leading more to expand and attracting more to locate. Search the companies that are growing in the Columbus Region.
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