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Columbus Logistics

Economic Sectors and Industries in the Columbus Region


With a highly diversified base of companies that operate alongside The Ohio State University and the state capital, the Columbus Region offers a stable environment for growth.

Major sectors driving growth in the Columbus Region economy include manufacturing, logistics, science and technology, headquarters and business services, and international business. Dynamic industries within those sectors include fashion and apparel, personal care and beauty, food and nutraceuticals, medical devices, data analytics, automotive, energy, finance and insurance, information technology, and retail and e-commerce. 
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Manufacturing
A 48 percent increase in productivity is just one of many advantages Columbus manufacturers are experiencing.
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Logistics
The Columbus Region boasts a world-class multi-modal infrastructure and the greatest market access of any U.S. metro.
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Science & Technology
There are more than 2,000 science and technology establishments in the Columbus Region and it's also ranked as the third best city for tech jobs.
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Headquarters & Business Services
Several of the world’s largest companies have corporate headquarters in Columbus, reaping the benefits of the most competitive corporate tax climate in the Midwest.
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International Business
Not only do hundreds of international firms call the Columbus Region home, but Columbus is also ranked first nationally for number of Global 500 company headquarters.
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Largest Employers in Columbus Region
The Columbus Region is a powerhouse of finance and insurance operations, major retail headquarters and Fortune 1000 companies. 
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Contact a Location Specialist
Columbus 2020, the economic development organization for the Columbus region, has a team of business location specialists ready to assist you.
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