Core sectors

Headquarters + Business Services

The Columbus Region is home to 16 Fortune 1000  companies, representing a diverse group of industries, and five Fortune 500 companies, including Nationwide, 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 like CoverMyMeds and Root, in choosing the Columbus Region for their headquarters and significant back office operations.

Companies operating in the Region continue to pursue innovation, testing new processes and products in Columbus, which is demographically representative of the nation as a whole.

With a stable business environment that is safe and reliable, the Columbus Region allows corporate operations to grow here.

More than 50 companies across the Region employ over 1,000 people. In addition, the Region has significant back office and technology talent with concentrations of software developers, financial specialists, and customer service representatives well above the national average. 

Large and fast-growing companies alike benefit from the affordability of real estate and talent, allowing companies access to top talent at a better value.

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