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Columbus Region manufacturing

Manufacturing in the Columbus Region


The Columbus Region represents the future of new manufacturing. Alongside traditional industry giants, the next generation of visionary leaders is emerging with new goods for the modern consumer. All together, more than 1,700 manufacturers employ over 86,000 people, with both numbers growing every day.

Located in the center of Ohio—one of 10 states with lowest effective tax rates for both new capital-intensive and new labor-intensive manufacturing facilities, as ranked by Tax Foundation and KPMG—the Columbus Region offers the greatest access to the U.S. market, world-class resources and a competitive workforce with a unionization rate of 3.1 percent far below peer metros and the national average.
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Location and Market Access
The Region's central location gives companies greater access to the U.S. market than any other metro.
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Notable Employers
From cars to chemicals, goods manufactured in the Region are distributed around the world.
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Real Estate
The Region offers greater value for its hundreds of available industrial buildings and sites than peer metros.
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Resources
Unique partnerships with Ohio State, EWI and more are common in the Columbus Region.
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Workforce and Education
A highly-motivated and highly-skilled talent pool is complemented by customized training opportunities.
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Announcements
Automotive suppliers, food producers, paper makers and more are all investing in the Columbus Region.
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Testimonials and Videos
Manufacturers are sharing why they choose the Columbus Region for the production of their goods.
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INDUSTRIES
Automotive
Honda and hundreds of suppliers benefit from the Region's research institutions and automotive network.
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Food and Beverage
More than 170 food and beverage manufacturers generate $17 billion in annual economic output.
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Personal Care and Beauty
A highly-integrated supply chain increases efficiency and productivity, and decreases costs.
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