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Finance and Insurance in the Columbus Region


Financial and insurance related activities comprise the top sector of economic output—$28 billion in 2015—in the Columbus Region. Companies ranging from Huntington Bancshares and JPMorgan Chase & Co., to Nationwide and State Farm benefit from the Columbus Region’s continuous growth and skilled talent pool.

Securing Tomorrow's Talent


Nearly 60 college and university campuses educated 136,000 students across the Columbus Region, with top-ranked programs and partnerships to ensure new talent for the finance and insurance industry.

Columbus State Community College recently partnered with the Insurance Industry Resource Council and the State of Ohio to raise awareness of career opportunities through the Insuring Ohio Futures program. Columbus State—the largest community college in Ohio and among the largest in the nation—also created its Foundations of Insurance certificate designed to ensure a pipeline of entry-level talent for Columbus Region insurance companies.

The Ohio State University

Students at The Ohio State University’s top-ranked Fisher College of Business and Denison University’s recently launched global commerce program are among those in the Columbus Region at the cutting edge of business education. A number of career and technical schools also offer IT as well as management and business programs.

Leading the Industry


The finance and insurance companies in the Columbus Region are at the forefront of their industry, constantly innovating and creating new standards of excellence.

NOTABLE FINANCE AND INSURANCE EMPLOYERS
COMPANY EMPLOYMENT
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 20,475
Nationwide 13,000
Huntington Bancshares, Inc. 5,052
Alliance Data Retail Services 3,057
PNC Financial Services Group 3,000
Express Script Holdings Company 2,441
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company 1,950
Discover Financial Services, Inc. 1,581
Aetna 1,245
Grange Insurance 870

Source: Columbus 2020

 

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Matt
McCollister
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
614-225-6953
Matt
McQuade
Managing Director, Business Development
614-225-6920
Patty
Huddle
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
614-225-6065
Chris
Strayer
Senior Project Manager
614-225-6905
Archit
Dhir
Project Manager, Global Trade and Investment
614-225-6083
Jeff
Zimmerman
Director, Columbus Region Logistics Council
614-225-6086

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