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Largest Private Employers in the Columbus Region

See a list of the largest private companies employing the most workers overall and the largest employers by industry in the Columbus Region. 

All Sectors

 

RANK COMPANY FTE
1 JPMorgan Chase & Co. 20,475
2 Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company 11,100
3 Honda of America Mfg., Inc. 10,701
4 L Brands, Inc. 7,800
5 Huntington Bancshares Incorporated  5,052
6 Cardinal Health, Inc. 4,095
7 American Electric Power 3,365
8 Alliance Data Retail Systems 3,100
9 PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 3,000
10 Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 2,650
11 Express Script Holdings Company 2,441
12 Whirlpool Corporation 2,344
13 Battelle 2,194
14 Exel Inc. 2,190
15 Eddie Bauer Fulfillment Services 2,069
16 Abbott Nutrition 2,055
17 State Farm Mutual Automobilr Insurance Company 1,950
18 Verizon Communications, Inc. 1,886
19 Thirty-One Gifts, LLC 1,796
20 Time Warner Cable Inc. 1,779
21 Teleperformance 1,730
22 Emerson Network Power 1,720
23 Safelite Group, Inc. 1,600
24 Discover Financial Services, Inc. 1,581
25 TS Tech Co., Ltd. 1,536
Source: Columbus 2020; Columbus Business First, Book of Lists 2014; Local Economic Development Agencies; Updated September 2015

 



Headquarters and Business Services

Companies headquartered in the Columbus Region are bold

COMPANY INDUSTRY FTE FORTUNE 1000 RANK
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Financal and Insurance 20,475 21
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Finance and Insurance 11,100 91
L Brands, Inc. Retail and Apparel 7,800 262
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Finance and Insurance 5,052 765
Cardinal Health, Inc. Healthcare 4,095 26
American Electric Power Utilities 3,365 184
Alliance Data Retail Services Information Technology; Big Data 3,100 495 (Alliance Data Systems Corporation)
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Finance and Insurance 3,000 192
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Retail and Apparel 2,650 648
Express Scripts Holding Company Healthcare 2,441 22
Whirlpool Corporation Appliances 2,344 148
Abbott Nutrition Food and Beverage 2,055 134
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Finance and Insurance 1,950 41
Verizon Communications, Inc. Telecommunications 1,886 15
Time Warner Cable Inc. Telecommunications 1,779 130
Emerson Network Power Utilities 1,720 120
United Parcel Service, Inc. Logistics Provider 1,623 47
Discover Financial Services Finance and Insurance 1,581 303
Worthington Industries, Inc.  Steel 1,366 728
NetJets Business Services 1,300 4 (Berkshire Hathaway)
Aetna Finance and Insurance 1,245 49
Columbia Gas of Ohio Utilities 1,194 418 (NiSource)
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Lawn Care Products 1,190 782
IBM Information Technology; Big Data 1,171 24
Big Lots, Inc. Retail 860 501
Express, Inc. Retail 757 965
Source: Columbus 2020; Columbus Business First, Book of Lists 2014; Local Economic Development Agencies
Updated September 2015

 



Manufacturing


COMPANY OPERATIONS FTE
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Automotive 10,701
Whirlpool Corporation Appliances 2,344
Abbott Nutrition Food and Beverage 2,055
Emerson Network Power Utilities 1,720
TS Tech Co., Ltd. Automotive 1,536
Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Laboratories Pharmaceuticals 1,370
Worthington Industries Steel 1,366
Ariel Corporation Energy 1,365
Stanley Electric U.S. Co., Inc. Automotive 1,270
EveryWare Global, Inc. Glass 1,250
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Lawn Care Products 1,190
Commercial Vehicle Group Automotive 1,125
Owens Corning Corporation Building Products 1,011
Siemens AG Energy 950
Lancaster Colony Corporation Food and Beverage 877
Mars Petcare Pet Care 836
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Precision Instruments 800
Cardington Yukata Technologies, Inc. Automotive 725
Columbus Castings Steel 700
Jefferson Industries Corporation Automotive 700
AGC Glass Company North America, Inc. Automotive 692
Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. Construction 670
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Food and Beverage 640
Parker Hannifin Machinery 636
Silver Line Building Products, LLC Building Products 600
Source: Columbus 2020; Columbus Business First, Book of Lists 2014; Local Economic Development Agencies



Logistics


COMPANY OPERATIONS FTE
L Brands, Inc. Retail and Apparel 7,800
Cardinal Health, Inc. Healthcare 4,095
Defense Supply Center Columbus Military 3,000
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Retail and Apparel 2,650
Exel Inc. Logistics Provider 2,190
Eddie Bauer  Retail and Apparel 2,069
Thirty-One Gifts LLC Retail and Apparel 1,796
United Parcel Services, Inc. Logistics Provider 1,623
zulily, inc. Retail and Apparel 1,380
Midwest Express Group Automotive 1,183
FedEx Corporation Logistics Provider 1,044
Big Lots, Inc. Retail and Apparel 860
Ascena Retail Group Retail and Apparel 850
Gap, Inc. Retail and Apparel 850
Mars Petcare Pet Care 836
McGraw-Hill Education Publishing 825
Express, Inc. Retail and Apparel 757
DSW, Inc. Retail and Apparel 726
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Retail and Apparel 698
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Food and Beverage 640
Harry and David Food and Beverage 624
Sears Brands, LLC Retail and Apparel 600
Source: Columbus 2020; Columbus Business First, Book of Lists 2014; Local Economic Development Agencies



Science and Technology


COMPANY OPERATIONS FTE
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Automotive R&D 10,701
Cardinal Health Inc. Medical Devices 4,095
Alliance Data Retail Services Information Technology; Big Data 3,100
Battelle Research and Development 2,194
Abbott Nutrition Bioscience and Biotechnology 2,055
CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) Research and Development 1,400
Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Laboratories Bioscience and Biotechnology 1,370
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Research and Development 1,190
IBM Information Technology; Big Data 1,171
AT&T Inc. Information Technology; Telecommunications 1,000
CenturyLink Information Technology; Telecommunications 949
Ashland Inc. Bioscience and Biotechnology 900
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Precision Instruments 800
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.) Information Technology 724
Frontier Communications Information Technology; Telecommunications 597
Alcatel-Lucent Information Technology; Telecommunications 580
DuPont Bioscience and Biotechnology 570
TEKsystems Inc. Information Technology 564
Hexion Inc. Bioscience and Biotechnology 535
ICC (Information Control Company) Information Technology; Big Data 510
inVentiv Health Inc. Information Technology; Healthcare 500
Source: Columbus 2020; Columbus Business First, Book of Lists 2014; Local Economic Development Agencies *updated September 2015



International Business


COMPANY SECTOR HEADQUARTERS FTE
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Manufacturing Japan 10,701
Exel Inc. Logistics Germany 2,190
Teleperformance Business Services France 1,730
Safelite Group, Inc. Business Services Belgium 1,600
TS Tech Co., Ltd. Manufacturing Japan 1,536
Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Laboratories Manufacturing Germany 1,370
Stanley Electric US Co., Inc. Manufacturing Japan 1,270
Midwest Express Group Manufacturing Japan 1,183
Siemens AG Manufacturing Germany 950
Mettler-Toledo International,Inc. Manufacturing Switzerland 800
Cardington Yukata Technologies, Inc. Manufacturing Japan 725
Jefferson Industries Corporation Manufacturing Japan 700
AGC Glass Company North America Manufacturing Japan 692
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Manufacturing Belgium 640
Farmers Insurance Group Business Services Switzerland 600
Alcatel-Lucent Information Technology France 580
American SHOWA Inc. Manufacturing Japan 550
JELD-WEN, inc. Logistics Canada 540
Smiths Medical Business Services United Kingdom 530
Accenture PLC Business Services Ireland 490
Source: Columbus 2020; Columbus Business First, Book of Lists 2014; Local Economic Development Agencies

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