Meet One Columbus

As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, we work with local and state partners to serve as the business location resource for companies across the Region and around the world as they grow, innovate, and compete within the global economy.

10-Year Goals



$3.3 billion


$10 billion


The Vision

To become the most prosperous region in the United States.

The process of building prosperity requires sustained focus on the social and economic advancement of all residents within the Columbus Region. An array of private, public, and nonprofit leaders across the Columbus Region support this vision and work together toward its realization.

History of Success

Our experienced team has worked with hundreds of companies and helped to secure over $10 billion in capital investment, over 50,000 direct jobs, and more than $2 billion of new payroll across the Columbus Region.

How We’re Funded

More than 300 private, public and academic institutions have invested in the One Columbus strategy for regional growth and prosperity. Our investors enable One Columbus to continue working toward the vision to make Columbus the most prosperous region in the U.S.. Funding supports our national marketing campaigns, existing industry support, new business recruitment, community development, and workforce development strategies.


The One Columbus mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic, and public innovation throughout the 11-county Columbus Region. Our objectives are as follows:

To create the most competitive economic base in the United States.

To create the most diverse employment and tax base in the United States.

To create a seamless continuum of services for venture-backed start-ups and high-growth firms to scale within the Columbus Region.

To become the most prepared area in the United States for growth and investment.

To address business practices that impact career mobility, talent development, and business ownership.

To lead our peer regions and to be curious about best practices that we can apply locally.

To be internationally known as a premier location for business and careers.

Key Industries

One Columbus specializes in assisting businesses that want to relocate or expand within the Columbus Region in the following key industries.

The Columbus Region’s smart mobility assets and convenient testing grounds provide the ideal environment for companies to innovate across both traditional manufacturing and new technologies.

The Columbus Region is home to some of the world’s most recognizable retail and apparel brands that drive global innovation.

Global banking institutions and financial technology companies continue to change the industry for the better from right here in the Columbus Region.

Strong manufacturing, sophisticated research and development, and access to industry and consumers make the Columbus Region ripe for the food and beverage industry.

Some of the Columbus Region’s largest employers are part of the insurance and insurtech industry in the Columbus Region.

From medical breakthroughs to cutting-edge technology, the Columbus Region is home to one of the most dynamic life sciences communities in the country.

The Midwest welcomed a new and exciting industry when Intel chose the Columbus Region for a record-setting investment in its newest chip manufacturing site.

Make Headlines With Us

When businesses find their home in the Columbus Region, the work they’re empowered to do makes global headlines.

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  • Accelerated Growth in Central Ohio’s Life Sciences Industry

    December 4, 2023

    Accelerated Growth in Central Ohio’s Life Sciences Industry

    What’s happening in Columbus, Ohio is nothing short of a miracle of life science. Over the past few…

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Our team is on hand to help your business find its place in the Columbus Region. Together we’ll secure your growth and future in our thriving ecosystem.