A Good Year for the Market, a Great Year for Columbus’ Largest Public Companies

November 25, 2013

If you invested in the stock market, it’s been a good year. It would have been an even better one if you invested in the largest public companies headquartered in the Columbus Region.

The Columbus Region’s Fortune 1000 companies are up 47 percent since the start of the year, far outperforming the Dow Jones, NASDAQ and S&P 500, which are also trending upward.

There are 15 Fortune 1000 companies that call the Columbus Region home. We are fortunate that they are from diverse sectors of the economy and that many were founded right here, within the area. They are considered market leaders, they employ thousands and they are run by people who live within our community. They share our passion for the Columbus Region and we hope that Central Ohio has something to do with their success.

Click here to learn more about the headquarters and business services sector in Columbus, ranked the No. 4 metro in the U.S. for Fortune 500 headquarters per capita.

Kenny McDonald

Note: Thirteen of the Columbus Region’s 15 Fortune 1000 companies are publicly traded and included in the stock performance noted above: Abercrombie & Fitch, American Electric Power, Big Lots, Cardinal Health, DSW, Express, Greif, Huntington, Limited Brands, Mettler-Toledo, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Wendy’s and Worthington Industries.


One Columbus Update

  • This week, the One Columbus team will be meeting with expanding companies in the Columbus Region.
  • We wish you a happy Thanksgiving, and we wish the undefeated OSU Buckeyes luck as they take on the Michigan Wolverines this weekend. Go Bucks!
  • Next week, our team will travel to Houston for Reinvesting in American Manufacturing, a two day event for global manufacturers making new capital investments in America.