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 Buckeye State offers numerous opportunities to peek behind the scenes of the manufacturing process.
The supercar is built in a unique plant that is optimized for low-volume production. While most factories have a moving assembly line and dozens of robots, the Performance Manufacturing Center is a largely open facility where cars are pushed between stations on rolling carts.
Many Ohioans may not know that Ohio leads the country in solar panel manufacturing, which in turn supports supply chain companies in the region such as Rudolph Libbe, RBI Solar, Northern States Metals, AP Alternatives and GameChange Solar. This industry is driven in part by First Solar, which was born in Perrysburg and has been... View Article
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.