The Columbus Region is home to 15 Fortune 1000 companies and several Fortune 500 companies, such as Nationwide, L Brands, AEP and Cardinal Health.
These companies are joined by some of the world’s most recognizable brands—Scotts, DSW, Express and Abercrombie & Fitch—as well as fast-growing disruptors—CoverMyMeds, Eloquii—in choosing the Columbus Region for their headquarters and significant back office operations.
Large and fast-growing companies alike benefit from one of the nation’s top talent pools and a competitive cost of doing business. Companies operating in the Region continue to pursue innovation, often testing new processes and products in the Columbus market, which is demographically representative of the nation as a whole.
The following scenario shows the cost of operating as a percentage of revenue for back-office operations:
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The world's largest auto glass service brand
Powering more than 5 million customers in 11 states
A discount retailer operating in 47 states
An industry leader in the lawn and garden market
Parent company of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works
Credited as the country's first fast-food chain
Leading insurance and financial services company
Largest U.S. bank in the world and JPMorgan Chase’s second largest employment market
Ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500
Home to 15 Fortune 1000 headquarters, including five Fortune 500 headquarters.
Nearly 36,000 workers employed directly in 337 corporate managing offices.
The Columbus Region is within a 10-hour drive of 48 percent of all U.S. headquarters operations.