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See a list of the largest economic base employers in the Columbus Region.

Largest Private Sector Employers, All Industries

Company FTE Operations
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 20,475 Financial services backoffice, software development, card manufacturing, data center
Nationwide 13,400 Insurance HQ, software development, analytics, data center
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. 10,701 North America HQ and R&D center, automotive assembly, testing
L Brands Inc. 7,800 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel and beauty products, personal care manufacturing
Cardinal Health 5,058 HQ, distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, radiopharmaceutical production
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated 5,052 Financial services HQ, software development, data center
American Electric Power Company, Inc. 3,627 Utilities HQ, R&D, smart grid technology, transmissions, data center
Alliance Data Card Services 3,057 Card services unit HQ, transactions processing, data center
Amazon 2,919 Amazon Web Services cloud data center, e-commerce fulfillment
Express Scripts Holding Company 2,441 Pharmaceuticals distribution, customer service
Verizon Communications, Inc. 2,406 Telecommunications back office, innovation lab, customer service, switching operations, data center
Whirlpool Corporation 2,344 Appliance manufacturing and distribution
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 2,200 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel, software development
DHL Supply Chain 2,190 Americas HQ, logistics services
TS Tech Co., Ltd. 2,060 North America HQ and R&D center, car seat and door and roof trim manufacturing
Abbott Nutrition 2,055 Development and manufacturing of nutritional products, office
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company 1,955 Insurance back office, claims processing, customer service
United Parcel Service, Inc. 1,949 Logistics services, distribution and fulfillment
Spectrum 1,779 Cable provider regional office, call center
Teleperformance 1,730 Customer contact center, business process outsourcing
Vertiv Co. 1,720 HQ, manufacturing of power equipment for industrial and data centers
Ascena Retail Group, Inc. 1,615 Shared services office for IT, sourcing and procurement, apparel distribution and fulfillment
Safelite Group, Inc. 1,600 Unit HQ, contact center of car windshield replacement company
Discover Financial Services, Inc. 1,581 Business credit card customer service, collections, data center
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 1,500 Financial services back office, call center
Worthington Industries, Inc. 1,366 HQ and steel manufacturing
NetJets 1,300 HQ and aviation operations of private jet company
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals 1,255 Pharmaceuticals manufacturing
Aetna 1,245 Insurance back office, technical call center, support staff
Big Lots, Inc. 1,143 HQ and distribution of household goods retailer
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 1,100 HQ, R&D, manufacturing and distribution of fertilizer company
IBM 1,053 Client center for analytics services
FedEx Corporation 1,044 Logistics services, distribution and fulfillment
Columbia Gas of Ohio (NiSource) 1,027 Utilities subsidiary HQ
Owens Corning 1,011 R&D and manufacturing of insulation products
Fiserv, Inc. 1,000 Financial services office, call center
Ashland Inc. 845 R&D and production of performance materials, administrative offices
CenturyLink, Inc. 826 Telecommunications back office, customer service, data center
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. 800 HQ and manufacturing of precision instruments company
The Wendy's Company 797 Restaurant chain HQ
Express, Inc. 757 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel
DSW Inc. 726 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of footwear retailer
Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc. 725 Manufacturing of automotive drive and exhaust systems and converters
Fifth Third Bank 702 Financial services office, call center
Molina Healthcare, Inc. 651 Health insurance back office, call center
Anheuser-Busch InBev 640 Beer production and distribution
Accenture LLP 590 IT and consulting office
DuPont 570 Polymer film and parts production
BMW Financial Services NA, LLC 562 Financing operations of automotive company
Siemens AG 560 R&D and testing of turbines and compressors, power equipment manufacturing
PPG Industries, Inc. 554 Paint and resins manufacturing, R&D
Hexion Inc. 535 HQ and manufacturing of specialty chemicals company
AGC Glass Company North America 495 Automotive glass manufacturing, office
General Electric Company 441 Manufacturing of lighting products
The Boeing Company 425 Aerospace radio and navigation system manufacturing and repair
International Paper Company 355 Manufacturing of industrial packaging
Greif, inc. 240 HQ and manufacturing of industrial packaging and containers company
Source: Columbus 2020 Facilities Database

Headquarters and Business Services Largest Employers

Company FTE Operations
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 20,475 Financial services backoffice, software development, card manufacturing, data center
Nationwide 13,400 Insurance HQ, software development, analytics, data center
L Brands Inc. 7,800 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel and beauty products, personal care manufacturing
Cardinal Health, Inc. 5,058 HQ, distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, radiopharmaceutical production
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated 5,052 Financial services HQ, software development, data center
American Electric Power Company, Inc. 3,627 Utilities HQ, R&D, smart grid technology, transmissions, data center
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 2,650 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel, software development
Battelle 2,194 Research institution covering military & defense, energy, materials, bioscience, cybersecurity, analytics
Teleperformance USA, Inc. 1,730 Customer contact center, business process outsourcing
Vertiv Co. 1,720 HQ, manufacturing of power equipment for industrial and data centers
Safelite Group, Inc. 1,600 Unit HQ, contact center of car windshield replacement company
Worthington Industries, Inc. 1,366 HQ and steel manufacturing
Ariel Corporation 1,365 HQ and reciprocating gas compressors manufacturing
CareWorks MCO 1,195 Workers comp administration services
Big Lots, Inc. 1,143 HQ and distribution of household goods retailer
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 1,100 HQ, R&D, manufacturing and distribution of fertilizer company
State Auto Financial Corporation 963 HQ, call center, insurance
Grange Mutual Casualty Group 886 HQ, call center, insurance
Lancaster Colony Corporation 877 HQ, distribution, food and beverage
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. 800 HQ and manufacturing of precision instruments company
DSW Inc. 726 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of footwear retailer
iQor US Inc. 650 Customer service, business process outsourcing
Aerotek 634 Back office, staffing, business process outsourcing
White Castle System, Inc. 384 HQ, food and beverage
PCCW Teleservices 337 Contact center, business process outsourcing
Source: Columbus 2020 Facilities Database

Manufacturing Largest Employers

Company FTE Operations
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. 10,701 Motor vehicles
Whirlpool Corporation 2,344 Appliances
TS Tech Co., Ltd. 2,060 Car seats, door and roof trim
Abbott Nutrition 2,055 Nutritional products
Vertiv Co. 1,720 Power equipment for industrial and data centers
Stanley Electric U.S. Co., Inc, 1,528 Car and motorcycle lighting
Worthington Industries, Inc. 1,366 Steel
Ariel Corporation 1,365 Gas compressors
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals 1,255 Pharmaceuticals
The Oneida Group, Inc. 1,250 Household glassware
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 1,100 Fertilizers
Owens Corning 1,011 Insulation systems
Lancaster Colony Corporation 877 Specialty food products, sauces
Ashland Inc. 845 Performance materials
Mars Petcare 836 Pet food
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. 800 Performance materials
Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc. 725 Automotive drive and exhaust systems and converters
Anheuser-Busch InBev 640 Beer
Jefferson Industries Corporation 600 Dashboards, panels, other automotive components
Anomatic Corporation 585 Anodized aluminum packaging
Source: Columbus 2020 Facilities Database

Logistics Largest Employers

Company FTE Operations
L Brands Inc. 7,800 Apparel, personal care and beauty
Cardinal Health 5,058 Pharmaceuticals, medical devices
Defense Supply Center Columbus 3,000 Military
Amazon 2,919 E-commerce
Express Scripts 2,441 Pharmaceuticals
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 2,200 Apparel
Gap Inc. 2,200 Apparel
DHL Supply Chain 2,190 Logistics services
United Parcel Service, Inc. 1,949 Logistics services
XPO Logistics, Inc. 1,900 Logistics services
zulily 1,710 Apparel
Ascena Retail Group, Inc. 1,615 Apparel
Midwest Express Group 1,183 Automotive
Big Lots, Inc. 1,143 Household goods
McGraw-Hill Education 1,099 Publishing
FedEx Corporation 1,044 Logistics services
Radial 1,000 Logistics services, technology
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 1,000 Consumer goods
Eddie Bauer 900 Apparel
Mars Petcare 836 Pet food
Express, Inc. 757 Apparel
DSW Inc. 726 Footwear
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. 698 Household goods
Andersen Corporation (Silver Line) 600 Windows and doors
Source: Columbus 2020 Facilities Database

Science and Technology Largest Employers

Company FTE Operations
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. 10,701 Automotive R&D, testing
Cardinal Health 5,058 Development and production of pharmaceuticals and medical devices
Alliance Data Card Services 3,057 IT, analytics, data processing
Battelle 2,194 Research institution covering military & defense, energy, materials, bioscioence, cybersecurity, analytics
TS Tech Co., Ltd. 2,060 R&D of car seats
Abbott Nutrition 2,055 Development of nutritional products
Vertiv Co. 1,720 Development of power equipment for industrial and data centers
CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) 1,400 IT and analytics to collect and organize scientific information on chemicals
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals 1,255 Development and quality control of pharmaceuticals
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 1,100 Fertilizer
IBM 1,053 Client center for analytics services
Owens Corning 1,011 R&D and manufacturing of insulation products
AT&T Inc. 1,000 Telecommunications backoffice, support
Ashland Inc. 845 R&D and manufacturing of performance materials
CenturyLink, Inc. 826 Data center services
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. 800 Manufacturing of precision instruments
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.) 746 Data and network management for libraries, museums, archives
Avnet, Inc. 625 IT services, engineering lab
DuPont 570 Polymer film and parts production
TEKsystems Inc. 564 IT services, applications development, network services
Hexion Inc. 535 Manufacturing of specialty chemicals
ICC (Information Control Company) 518 IT services, data analytics
Nestle USA, Inc 470 Product technology and quality assurance centers for various Nestle food brands
Keihin North America, Inc. 425 R&D and manufacturing of automotive engine management and climate control systems
The Boeing Company 425 Aerospace radio and navigation system manufacturing and repair
Nokia Corporation 425 Office of telecommunications manufacturer
Source: Columbus 2020 Facilities Database

Largest Foreign Owned Employers

Company FTE Country Operations
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. 10,701 Japan North America HQ and R&D center, automotive assembly, testing
DHL Supply Chain 2,190 Germany Americas HQ, logistics services
TS Tech Co., Ltd. 2,060 Japan North America HQ and R&D center, car seat and door and roof trim manufacturing
Teleperformance 1,730 France Customer contact center, business process outsourcing
Safelite Group, Inc. 1,600 Belgium Unit HQ, contact center of car windshield replacement
Stanley Electric U.S. Co., Inc. 1,528 Japan Manufacturing of automotive and motorcycle lighting
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals 1,255 Jordan Pharmaceuticals manufacturing
CareWorks MCO 1,195 Canada Workers comp administration services
Midwest Express Group 1,183 Japan Logistics services for automotive manufacturers
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. 800 Switzerland HQ and manufacturing of precision instruments
Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc. 725 Japan Manufacturing of automotive drive and exhaust systems and converters
Anheuser-Busch InBev 640 Belgium Beer production and distribution
Jefferson Industries Corporation 600 Japan Manufacturing of dashboards, panels, other automotive components
Farmers Insurance Group 600 Switzerland Insurance back office
Accenture LLP 590 Ireland IT and consulting office
Anomatic Corporation 585 Germany Innovation center and manufacturing of anodized aluminum packaging
BMW Financial Services NA, LLC 562 Germany Automotive financing operations
American Showa Inc. 556 Japan Manufacturing and R&D of shock absorbers and power steering systems
Smiths Medical 530 United Kingdom Manufacturing and office of medical devices
AGC Glass Company North America, Inc. 495 Japan Automotive glass manufacturing and office
Source: Columbus 2020 Facilities Database