The Columbus Region represents the future of new manufacturing. Alongside traditional industry giants, the next generation of visionary leaders is emerging with new goods for the modern consumer. Altogether, more than 1,700 manufacturers employ over 85,000 people.
Located in the center of Ohio—one of 10 states with lowest effective tax rates for both new capital-intensive and new labor-intensive manufacturing facilities, as ranked by Tax Foundation and KPMG—the Columbus Region offers the greatest access to the U.S. market, world-class resources and a competitive workforce with a unionization rate of 4 percent, below peer metros and the national average.
The economic impact of Ohio’s manufacturing industry is growing with the state’s population, even as it deals with issues ranging from finding workers to dealing with tariffs.
Because of this program and others, more than 700 people in Union County now have advanced manufacturing degrees.
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.
Two manufacturing facilities accounting for 1/3 of Honda's North America light vehicle production
Region-based division of Abbott Laboratories producing Similac, Ensure, PediaSure and Pedialyte
World's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products headquartered in Region
One of 12 Anheuser-Busch U.S. breweries, producing 20 million kegs annually for Midwest market
Global metals manufacturer based in Region and largest purchaser of steel in the U.S. behind automakers
Second largest of nine labs for leading eyeglass maker producing 2,000 sets of lenses a day
One of the lowest private sector unionization rates in the country, at 4 percent.
Manufacturers can reach more of the U.S. and Canada within a day’s drive from the Columbus Region than from any other major metro.
Over 100 manufacturing-related educational and training programs.