Business Environment

Top ranked business climate in the U.S.

If you are looking to start, locate or expand a business here, you’re in good company.

Top ranked business climate in the U.S.

No. 1
for population, job, GDP growth among Midwest's 10 largest metros
17
Fortune 1000 headquarters
No. 1
rising city for startups
302
foreign-owned establishments
This is a fabulous place to build a business.
Mark Kvamme, Co-Founder, Drive Capital LLC

The Columbus Region has business advantages that equal real value, including competitively low startup and operating costs, a pro-business tax environment, highest possible bond ratings, and a vibrant real estate market.

But that’s not all. Our employers consistently promote equality, diversity, inclusion and collaboration. It’s the Columbus Way.

Learn more about the Columbus Region economy here.

PRO-BUSINESS TAX ENVIRONMENT

No corporate income tax and no property tax

Columbus has the highest possible bond ratings in a fiscally stable state

 

LOWER COST OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Available and affordable real estate

Favorable start-up environment – unicorns grow here

Home to top venture capital funds in the Midwest like Drive Capital and Rev1 Ventures

 

OPEN + COLLABORATIVE

Ranked No. 1 opportunity city by Forbes

Headquarter companies in the Region have perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

 

GLOBAL

302 foreign-establishments with over 60,000 employees

80+ languages spoken

NOTABLE EMPLOYERS

NOTABLE EMPLOYERS

The Columbus Region is home to major corporate headquarters from around the world.

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There is so much opportunity here. You can stay locally and have great growth in the Region.

Jami Dewolf,

Chief Marketing Officer of Alliance Data

LET'S COLLABORATE

One Columbus is committed to serve growing companies and ensure the Columbus Region remains a vibrant and economically healthy region.

 

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