The Columbus Region is home to 14 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.
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The head of a rocketing Columbus startup that’s raised one of the year’s biggest rounds from one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capital funds had this advice for a group of fresh entrepreneurs: Expect insurmountable obstacles and existential crises.
As technology and the way consumers interact with products continues to advance, retailers are being consistently challenged to alter and evolve their marketing strategies and the way they engage with their audience, which makes Columbus the ideal city to test new tactics in retail.
Fast-growing Stirling Ultracold is growing rapidly with its reengineered freezer technology. A 19th-century engine that’s been updated to 21st-century efficiency is helping a young Ohio company become a hot commodity in the world of ultra-low temperature freezers.
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.