The Columbus Region—a thriving 11-county area in Central Ohio—is home to 2.1 million people and is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the Midwest. Since 2010, the Region has led the Midwest’s largest metros in job, population and GDP growth.
Home of the world’s most recognizable brands—Scotts, Express, JPMorgan Chase, Nationwide, Abercrombie & Fitch—innovative small businesses and powerhouse research and academic institutions, the Region has experienced strong economic growth, ensuring a vibrant future for people and companies of Central Ohio.
The Columbus Region—a thriving 11-county area in Central Ohio—is one of the most dynamic and diverse metropolitan regions in the U.S.
Centrally positioned in the Midwestern state of Ohio, between Chicago and New York City, the Columbus Region’s strategic location puts it within a 10-hour drive of 47 percent of the U.S. population, giving it greater access to the U.S. market than any other major metro.
The state capital of Ohio, Columbus is a major logistics hub, and boasts a high concentration of fashion designers, retail innovators, manufacturers and colleges and universities. More than 450 internationally-owned companies employ nearly 60,000 people in the Columbus Region.
Air Waves LLC, a revolutionary e-commerce company providing specialized solutions to the apparel industry, has announced plans to expand its operations in Orange Township, Ohio, investing a total of $500,000 and creating 60 new jobs.
Dollar Tree, Inc., North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores, announced plans for a new distribution center in Morrow County, Ohio. The company plans to invest more than $125 million into the project, while creating 400 new jobs. Dollar Tree will be the second largest employer in the county.
Fast Switch, LTD, one of the fastest growing, privately-held, IT staffing companies in the nation, announced plans to expand its presence in Dublin, Ohio, investing $225,000 and adding 75 new jobs. Hiring for developers and analysts, and cyber and help desk positions will begin in summer 2018.