With 2.2. million residents and a potential workforce of 1.2 million, the Columbus Region offers a steady pipeline of young talent with one of the highest millennial populations in the nation.

Everything You Need

The Columbus metro ranks first among large Midwest metro areas for population and job growth since 2010 and is among the fastest growing metros in the country. From the top talent your business craves to the ready-made sites you’re looking for, the Columbus Region has it all. A supportive business environment is ready to get your operations up and running smoothly.

Headquarters and Offices

The Columbus Region is home to headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, nimble startups and small businesses alike. With a combination of rural space and vibrant metros makes it easy for companies to find the exact spaces they need to thrive.

The Columbus Region’s affordability compared to East and West Coast real estate means that companies don’t have to sacrifice a single part of their wish list when finding a new office or facility space.

With 16 Fortune 1000 companies, five Fortune 500 companies and a fast-paced startup scene, the business community is collaborative and inspiring.

Information Technology

Most companies across every industry need information technology to keep their businesses moving. The Columbus Region’s IT community is deep and experienced—and growing quickly as IT service providers and other large companies find new homes in the Columbus Region.

Relatively low cost of living makes it easier to recruit top talent whose salary will go further toward the lifestyle they want.

The Ohio State University’s undergraduate and graduate engineering programs consistently rank high nationally.

Logistics and E-Commerce

The Columbus Region’s geographic advantage can’t be understated. Sixty percent of the population of the United States and Canada can be reached within a one-day drive, including customers and suppliers, mitigating supply chain burden.

As a dedicated foreign trade zone, the Columbus Region’s infrastructure is built for domestic and international logistics with a dedicated cargo airport and multimodal logistics hub.

The Columbus Region handles 800,000 container lifts annually in three intermodal terminals that give the Region coast-to-coast rail access.


Manufacturing has always been at the center of the Columbus Region. With a long manufacturing tradition means that residents are not only trained and educated in the needs of manufacturers, but also deeply proud of what is created.

With over 1,700 manufacturing establishments, the Columbus Region’s businesses employ more than 90,000 people in manufacturing alone.

The diverse manufacturing community features automotive, semiconductor, consumer, and industrial parts manufacturers.

Research and Development

R&D has taken off in the Columbus Region. Accelerated by The Ohio State University, a top research university, and a suite of nationally known healthcare systems, companies are putting down roots in the Region to become part of an innovation ecosystem.

The world’s largest contract research organization, Battelle, is headquartered in Columbus adjacent to The Ohio State University’s campus.

From life sciences and medical research to advancements in technology and business sciences, the businesses in the Columbus Region drive change in their industries.

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