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Global Trade and Investment


A Region Inextricably Connected to the Global Economy, Investment and Trade

Opportunities abound for companies in the Columbus Region to accelerate export and foreign direct investment (FDI) growth.

Currently, more than 300 foreign-owned establishments operate in the Region and 2017 saw $10.7 billion in goods and services exported from the Region.

The Columbus Region has the workforce, the location, the companies and the team to help businesses looking to grow their footprint globally.

Currently, Union County and Logan County rank No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the country for their share of workers employed by foreign-owned companies. (Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Largest Foreign Owned Employers

Company FTE Country Operations
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. 10,701 Japan North America HQ and R&D center, automotive assembly, testing
DHL Supply Chain 2,190 Germany Americas HQ, logistics services
TS Tech Co., Ltd. 2,060 Japan North America HQ and R&D center, car seat, door, and roof trim manufacturing
Teleperformance 1,730 France Customer contact center, business process outsourcing
Safelite Group, Inc. 1,600 Belgium Unit HQ, contact center of car windshield replacement
Stanley Electric U.S. Co., Inc. 1,528 Japan Manufacturing of automotive and motorcycle lighting
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals 1,300 Jordan Pharmaceuticals manufacturing
CareWorks MCO 1,435 Canada Workers comp administration services
Midwest Express Group 1,183 Japan Logistics services for automotive manufacturers
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. 800 Switzerland HQ and manufacturing of precision instruments
Anomatic Corporation 800 Germany Innovation center and manufacturing of anodized aluminum packaging
Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc. 725 Japan Manufacturing of automotive drive and exhaust systems and converters
Anheuser-Busch InBev 640 Belgium Beer production and distribution
Jefferson Industries Corporation 600 Japan Manufacturing of dashboards, panels, other automotive components
Farmers Insurance Group 600 Switzerland Insurance back office
Accenture LLP 750 Ireland IT and consulting office
BMW Financial Services NA, LLC 562 Germany Automotive financing operations
American Showa Inc. 560 Japan Manufacturing and R&D of shock absorbers and power steering systems
Smiths Medical 530 United Kingdom Manufacturing and office of medical device
Nifco America Corp 495 Japan Manufacturing of automotive plastic fasteners, buckles, dampers
Source: One Columbus Facilities Database

Foreign Direct Investment by Country of Origin

Country Companies
Japan 115
Rest of Europe 42
Canada 32
Germany 31
United Kingdom 25
Rest of Asia 23
Rest of World 12
France 11
Switzerland 11
Source: One Columbus Facilities Database