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At the Forefront of Automotive Tech

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 a robust workforce to produce more than one-third of their North American light vehicles in two local plants.

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  • 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

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