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Information Technology in the Columbus Region


Major Columbus Region headquarters with large IT workforces have spawned an entire ecosystem with IT-related operations spanning healthcare, defense, finance, retail and more.

IT operations in the Region benefit from, according to New Geography, "the critical fuel for tech growth—educated labor—that is expanding faster in places like Columbus than in Boston, San Jose and San Francisco."

Top Metro for IT Staffing Potential


As IT employers face a national IT talent shortage, KLG Advisors determined the Columbus Region to be the top metro for IT staffing potential based on concentration of IT talent, growth of IT labor force, and university and college output.


"We benefit from a great talent pool generated by our local colleges and universities."

-Steve Rasmussen, CEO, Nationwide

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Specifically, the Columbus Region's workforce—which is statistically younger and more educated than the national average—is competitive with peer metros in both concentration and cost of IT talent.

WORKFORCE COSTS FOR IT OCCUPATIONS
COMPANY NO. WORKERS AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE LOCATION QUOTIENT
Minneapolis 74,727 $39.45 1.39
Columbus 37,629 $38.08 1.30
Kansas City 37,541 $37.48 1.28
Chicago 139,742 $38.94 1.08
Indianapolis 29,215 $35.74 1.03
Cincinnati 29,676 $36.15 1.00
Pittsburgh 31,870 $34.43 1.00
Louisville 14,271 $32.14 0.78

Source: Columbus 2020


Wide-Reaching Ecosystem


IT operations in the Columbus Region are part of a prospering ecosystem that ranges from consulting startups and services to Fortune 500 corporations.

Headquarters and significant operations are joined by companies in retail-related IT, cross-industry infrastructure and services, health-related IT and defense-related IT as well as sources of capital.

Click here to download the full IT ecosystem.

IT Ecosystem (PDF)

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Matt
McQuade
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Patty
Huddle
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Strayer
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Project Manager, Global Trade and Investment
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Director, Columbus Region Logistics Council
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Industry Profile

Healthcare IT Industry Profile (PDF)
The North American healthcare IT market is expected to reach $104 billion by 2020.

Recognizing the increasing importance of this industry, Columbus 2020 released a Healthcare IT Industry Profile that examines national trends and the Columbus Region’s position in the fast-growing field.

Click here for the full profile.







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