The Columbus Region represents the future of new manufacturing. Alongside traditional industry giants, the next generation of visionary leaders is emerging with new goods for the modern consumer. Altogether, more than 1,700 manufacturers employ over 86,000 people.
Located in the center of Ohio—one of 10 states with lowest effective tax rates for both new capital-intensive and new labor-intensive manufacturing facilities, as ranked by Tax Foundation and KPMG—the Columbus Region offers the greatest access to the U.S. market, world-class resources and a competitive workforce with a unionization rate of 4.7 percent, below peer metros and the national average.
Britton Bauer started her company in Columbus with a focus on pasture-raised dairy and essential oils that no one else had thought to add to frozen confections.
Advanced Gauging Technologies is primed for dramatic growth in the coming years, with prospects strengthened by a brand new, smaller gauge.
The creations from Great Midwest Yacht Co. have won national racing championships.
Two manufacturing facilities accounting for 1/3 of Honda's North America light vehicle production
Region-based division of Abbott Laboratories producing Similac, Ensure, PediaSure and Pedialyte
World's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products headquartered in Region
One of 12 Anheuser-Busch U.S. breweries, producing 20 million kegs annually for Midwest market
Global metals manufacturer based in Region and largest purchaser of steel in the U.S. behind automakers
Second largest of nine labs for leading eyeglass maker producing 2,000 sets of lenses a day
One of the lowest private sector unionization rates in the country, at 4.7 percent.
Manufacturers can reach more of the U.S. and Canada within a day’s drive from the Columbus Region than from any other major metro.
Over 100 manufacturing-related educational and training programs.