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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Mount Carmel Grove City will have 35 miles of pipes for plumbing, heating, cooling and medical gases. By opening day, workers will have installed more than 1.1 million pounds of sheet metal ductwork, 1,200 sinks and toilets, and 3,300 tons of structural steel – the equivalent of 6,000 cars.
Veterans of brands such as American Eagle Outfitters, DSW and Victoria’s Secret have raised about $65 million to launch an international marijuana business to fix what they say is a lousy retail experience so far.
The Downtown Commission saw updated concepts for the Reach at Goodale, the planned residential portion of the 21-acre development at 555 W. Goodale Blvd. The five apartment buildings will complement White Castle’s 105,000-square-foot headquarters building near the Arena District.
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, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel
Credited as the country's first fast-food chain
Leading insurance and financial services companies
Largest U.S. bank with significant operations
Ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500
Home to 14 Fortune 1000 headquarters, including five Fortune 500 headquarters.
Over 35,000 workers employed directly in 323 corporate managing offices.
The Columbus Region is within a 10-hour drive of 48 percent of all U.S. headquarters operations.