The Columbus Region is at the forefront of automotive technology and smart mobility. The Columbus Region produces nearly 650,000 cars a year, while the regional economic output for the automotive industry exceeds $2.7 billion annually.
Nearly 19,000 employees make up the highly-skilled manufacturing workforce, making the region’s automotive share of employment four times greater than the U.S. average.
As their headquarters of North American automotive manufacturing, Honda utilizes the robust workforce to produce more than one-third of their North American light vehicles in two local plants.
Honda has made over 20 million vehicles in its Ohio auto plants according to a release from the company.
Honda Motor Co. has been building vehicles in Ohio for 40 years. While in those early days the local operation took its cues from Japan, the responsibility gradually shifted from overseas to Ohio.
Honda North America released an environmental report saying the company has cut carbon emissions in automobile production by 21.7% in nine years.
More than 1/3 of Honda's North America light vehicle manufacturing takes place in the Columbus Region.
Automotive supplier Stanley Electric has experienced growth for decades in the Columbus Region.
The sixth largest automotive parts supplier, offering top quality products, technologies and services.
Designing innovative solutions for smart mobility, with a particular focus on intuitive driving and reducing CO₂ emissions.
A quality manufacturer of precision, high performance, high function components for transportation applications.
A global supplier of automobile seats & interiors.
The City of Columbus won the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) $40 million Smart City Challenge in June 2016 after competing against 77 cities nationwide to implement a holistic vision for how technology can help all residents to move more easily and to access opportunity.
Columbus was awarded a $10 million grant from Paul G. Allen Philanthropies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the de-carbonization of the electric supply and transportation sectors.
A 4.6 percent private sector workforce unionization rate is far below other automotive manufacturing hubs. —Unionstats, 2018, 3 year average