Doing Business in the Columbus Region
Discover how lower costs, better market access and unrivaled talent can elevate your business.
Top-Ranked Business Climate
Our strong economy, prepared workforce and diversified industries make the Columbus Region the perfect place to start or expand a business.
No. 1 for population, job and GDP growth among the Midwest’s 10 largest metros
Home to 16 fortune 1000 headquarters
No. 1 Rising City for Startups that has grown multiple unicorns
Nearly 50 foreign countries have business operations in the Region
Available and affordable real estate combined with top venture capital funds
No corporate income tax or property tax
Made for Business
The Columbus Region’s business advantages create real value for the organizations that reside here.
Operating ease: Competitively low startup and operating costs combined with our local and state pro-business tax policies help businesses realize real savings.
Real estate options: From large tracts of developable land to urban settings for offices, our vibrant real estate market offers more options for less capital than larger metros.
Made for People
The financial and geographic benefits of the Columbus Region are powerful, but our real strength lies in our people.
Employer-backed DEI: Our employers are serious about diversity, equity and inclusion, driving a region-wide culture that fosters equality.
Collaborative community: Businesses, community members and government in the Columbus Region believe in shared success—creating a nationally studied phenomenon that Harvard Research dubbed The Columbus Way.
The Columbus Region’s location in the heart of the Midwest puts us within a one-day drive of 60% of the population of the U.S. and Canada. This gives our businesses the greatest possible access to their customers and suppliers.
The cost of living in the Columbus Region is 10% below the national average, and our corporate-friendly economy makes doing business here even more cost effective. Both your budget and your employees will enjoy taking advantage of our lower costs.
One Columbus is the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region. Committed to serving growing companies and ensuring the Columbus Region remains vibrant and economically healthy, One Columbus offers site selection services, workforce strategy support and international guidance to businesses seeking to join the Columbus Region community.
One Columbus, the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, is on deck to help your business find its place here. Together we’ll secure your growing business’s future in our thriving business ecosystem.