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Logistics and Distribution in the Columbus Region


Columbus Region Logistics Facts

  • There are more than 4,400 logistics and distribution operations
  • Employment growth in the transportation and warehousing sector is projected to be greater than 21 percent between 2010 and 2020.
  • The Columbus Region features world-class multi-modal infrastructure including four intermodal facilities served by mainline rail (CSX and Norfolk Southern)

Workforce & Education

  • More than 70,000 people are employed in the logistics industry within the 11-county area
  • The logistics sector employs 9 percent of the Region’s workforce
  • The Region offers a comprehensive logistics and supply chain education network, from high-school to Ph.D.
  • Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University ranks No. 5 in the nation among supply chain/logistics programs

Business Advantages

  • No inventory or personal property tax
  • Accessibility to 46 percent of the U.S. population and over one-third of the Canadian population within a 10-hour drive – No. 1 among U.S. metros
  • KPMG ranks Ohio No. 1 in effective tax rate for new distribution centers
  • The Columbus Region Logistics Council is one of the largest locally led industry associations, serving as a catalyst for growing the Region's logistics capability
  • Rickenbacker International Airport
    • The nation's largest cargo-dedicated airport
    • Home to a tremendous base of air, rail and road transport companies
    • Handles more than 300,000 lifts a year
    • Offers $660 million in transportation cost savings to shippers

Notable Employers


NOTABLE LOGISTICS EMPLOYERS

COMPANY OPERATIONS EMPLOYMENT
L Brands, Inc. Retail  7,800
DSCC Military  2,900
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Retail merchandiing 2,650
Eddie Bauer Retail merchandsing 2,069
Exel Inc. Logistics provider 2,190
United Parcel Service, Inc. Logistics provider 1,623
Midwest Express Group Automotive 1,183
Wasserstrom Restaurant supplies 873
DSW Inc. Retail 862
Big Lots, Inc. Retail 860
 

Connect With Us

Matt
McCollister
Vice President, Economic Development
614-225-6953
Matt
McQuade
Director, Business Development
614-225-6920
Patty
Huddle
Vice President, Existing Business Services
614-225-6065
Chris
Strayer
Client Solutions Officer
614-225-6905
Katie
Hamilton
Project Manager
614-225-6945
Jeff
Zimmerman
Director, Columbus Region Logistics Council
614-225-6086

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Leading logistics provider Exel explains why the Columbus Region is the prime location for its operations.







 
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