Key Industries

Finance + Insurance

Global banking institutions, national insurance and service providers, and technology companies changing the industry are proud to call the Columbus Region home.

Finance and insurance comprise the top private sector by economic output in the Columbus Region.

Columbus is home to JPMorgan Chase’s second largest employment market in the world with over 20,000 employees, including the company’s largest global technology center.

High growth companies like Root Insurance, Upstart, Beam Dental, Bold Penguin, and Homeside Financial have positioned the Region as a fintech and insurtech hub. Filling out the ecosystem are highly-successful venture companies like Drive Capital and Rev1 Ventures, along with active venture arms for Nationwide, State Auto and Grange Insurance.

Both established and high growth companies in Columbus benefit from the Region’s continuous growth and skilled talent pool. 

Nearly 40 academic and vocational institutions with business, finance, and communication programs are here, representing over 4,100 degree completions annually that produce large talent pools ready to enter the market.

A dynamic that has added to the diversity of the Region’s businesses and talent pool is the growth in venture capital over the past decade. Columbus is now home to the nation’s largest non-coastal VC fund in Drive Capital and other firms including Rev1 Ventures, the Ohio Innovation Fund, NCT Ventures, and Tamarind-Hill.

Learn more about the skilled talent being developed in the Columbus Region.

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