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2017 in Review

Thank you for being a part of the Columbus Region’s strongest decade ever.

2017 was quite a year!

Innovative, market-leading companies chose to locate and expand in the Columbus Region, talented residents were recognized for their work and ideas, and major milestones were achieved.

New Investment and Job Creation

In 2017, the Columbus 2020 team shared the Columbus Region’s story with hundreds of business leaders during 54 business development missions on three continents.

Sixty-three companies expanded in the Columbus Region this year. Together, they invested $1.54 billion and will create 5,100 new jobs that will change the lives of our residents.

Every corner of the Columbus Region shared in growth and investment. Here are just a few of the highlights:

UnitedHealth Group announced 700 new jobs in Dublin.

Leading textile developer Fluvitex announced its first U.S. operation will open in Groveport.

Fashion rental service Le Tote announced 400 new jobs at a new distribution center in Obetz.

In Marion County, Nucor invested $85 million to modernize its rolling mill while POET Biorefining doubled capacity to now produce 150 million gallons of biofuels each year.

Honda added more than half a billion dollars of investment at its Logan and Union County facilities with the addition of 300 new jobs to support Accord production, the production of Acura MDX, the establishment of an advanced wind tunnel for testing, and increase in transmission production capacity.

And all of the family photos and memes you like to share? Facebook is making those a little faster to upload with a $750 million data center in New Albany.


Milestones and Recognitions

Market-leading companies and their talent received national recognition this year, while the Columbus Region hit major milestones.

Here’s to 2018

Big and small success stories are created by Columbus Region residents each and every day. They make us proud to represent our 11 counties, and grateful for economic development allies like you. We’re more energized than ever about the work ahead!

With gratitude and excitement,

The Columbus 2020 Team


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