Automotive and Mobility

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.

By the Numbers

The Columbus Region is a top producer of automotive innovation.







International Reach and Location

The Columbus Region benefits from significant foreign direct investment and welcomes a large international presence including Honda automotive plants and the largest Honda R&D center outside of Japan.

With an extensive automotive supplier network, the Region sits at the center of the U.S. automotive industry. A geographically strong position gives automotive companies unmatched access to U.S.-based OEMs and suppliers.

Smart Mobility Ecosystem

The city of Columbus was the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s first-ever Smart City Challenge. The city was awarded a total of $50 million to develop the future of transportation and become a leading example for other cities as the transportation landscape evolves.

The award provided the seed funding for Smart Columbus, a region-wide smart city initiative that is embracing the reinvention of transportation to accelerate human progress. By reinventing mobility in the Columbus Region, it’s paving the way to a future beyond what anyone has yet imagined.

In the News

Learn more about how people and businesses continue to make an impact in these recent stories from the Columbus Region.

  • September 21, 2023

    Where Semiconductors, EVs and Green Power Converge

    Central Ohio is breaking thresholds for available talent and becoming a hub for emerging industries and billion-dollar startups.…

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  • April 24, 2023

    LG and Honda’s New Ohio EV Battery Plant in Ohio

    Almost 20 million passenger electric vehicles (EVs) were on the road globally in 2022 — a number which…

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Top Employers

Operation: Manufacturing
Location: Bellefontaine, Logan County;
Grove City, Franklin County
Company Headquarters: Japan
Operation: HQ
Location: Hilliard, Franklin County
Company Headquarters: France
Operation: Manufacturing
Location: Sunbury, Delaware County;
Columbus, Pickaway County
Company Headquarters: Japan
Operation: HQ
Location: Marysville, Union County;
Columbus, Franklin County
Company Headquarters:Japan
Operation: Manufacturing
Location: West Jefferson, Madison County
Company Headquarters: Japan
Operation: Manufacturing
Location: Marion, Marion County
Operation: Manufacturing
Location: London, Madison County
Company Headquarters: Japan
Operation: HQ
Location: East Liberty, Union County
Operation: HQ
Location: Reynoldsburg, Canal Winchester, Franklin County;
Circleville, Pickaway
Company Headquarters: Japan
Operation: HQ
Location: Columbus, Franklin County;
Westerville, Delaware County;
Bremen, Fairfield County

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