The Columbus Region is home to 15 Fortune 1000 companies and several Fortune 500 companies, such as Nationwide, L Brands, AEP and Cardinal Health.
These companies are joined by some of the world’s most recognizable brands—Scotts, DSW, Express and Abercrombie & Fitch—as well as fast-growing disruptors—CoverMyMeds, Eloquii—in choosing the Columbus Region for their headquarters and significant back office operations.
Large and fast-growing companies alike benefit from one of the nation’s top talent pools and a competitive cost of doing business. Companies operating in the Region continue to pursue innovation, often testing new processes and products in the Columbus market, which is demographically representative of the nation as a whole.
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“We’re big enough to have focused scale in our niche categories but small enough to be nimble and move fast,” CEO David Ciesinski says.
To Sky Climber, their success comes down to speed at which they can fill a customer’s order and the level of safety they can offer.
The man leading AEP’s major pivot is Nick Akins, CEO since 2011.
The world's largest auto glass service brand
Powering more than 5 million customers in 11 states
A discount retailer operating in 47 states
An industry leader in the lawn and garden market
Parent company of Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel
Credited as the country's first fast-food chain
Leading insurance and financial services companies
Largest U.S. bank with significant operations
Ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500
Home to 5 Fortune 500 headquarters and 15 Fortune 1000 headquarters.
Over 37,400 workers employed directly in 330 corporate managing offices.
The Columbus Region is within a 10-hour drive of 48 percent of all U.S. headquarters operations.