Key Industries


The Columbus Region is an ideal location for distribution and fulfillment operations geographic location, providing unmatched market access to U.S. consumers.

Within a one-day drive, you can reach over 150 million people – that’s 46% of the country’s population – more than any other large U.S. metro. Transportation options are endless to deliver goods to customers and stores, from major interstates and highways to double-stack rail lines served by Norfolk Southern and CSX.

Situated at the heart of the North American International Freight Center, Rickenbacker International Airport is one of the only cargo-dedicated airports in the world.

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In addition to being home to major hubs for FedEx, UPS and DHL, many retail companies have distribution and fulfillment operations in the Columbus Region.

Amazon has added three fulfillment centers since 2015 and one Prime Now operation. And many more continue to make the decision to locate in the Region for better customer access and market reach.

The Columbus Region has more than 90,000 existing workers in transportation and logistics occupations. Because the Region is such an optimal location for warehouse and distribution operations, specialized programs in logistics and supply chain management exist from high school to masters level providing companies talent with the skills they need.

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