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.
Advance Sign Group has tripled in size over the past decade and now has 56 full-time employees.
A combination of academic learning, hands-on experience, and exposure to relevant industries are laying the groundwork for students to eventually pursue manufacturing careers.
Seven projects in Central Ohio are expected to create 1,163 jobs—not including Amazon’s announcement last week of 1,500 new jobs.
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.