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The Capital for Personal Care and Beauty

Thanks to a large pool of reliable and skilled talent, an integrated and collaborative supply chain, and distribution and export capability, personal care and beauty operations thrive in the Columbus Region. The Region is home to a high concentration of retail and manufacturing talent complemented by a highly-integrated supply chain hub.

Compounded by the over 132,000 college students at more than 50 college and university campuses, personal care and beauty providers continue to innovate and create efficiencies in the Columbus Region.

One such innovation is the New Albany International Beauty Campus, a first-of-its-kind that brings together an entire supply chain once separated across states and even countries. Maximizing efficiencies and minimizing expenditures, the International Beauty Campus is simplifying the personal care and beauty manufacturing process— with products traveling just 1.9 miles from concept to creation to distribution.

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  • Columbus is the No. 1 major metro for reaching nearly half of the U.S. population within a day’s drive. With a modern interstate highway system, multiple rail terminals and international air cargo routes, the Columbus Region is a strategic location for the movement of goods.

  • The Region is home to the International Beauty Campus, a first-of-its-kind campus home to nearly a dozen companies that make up an entire supply chain.

  • Personal care and beauty companies employ more than 10,000 in the Columbus Region.

  • The presence of iconic brands such as Bath & Body Works and Barbasol has led to a robust supplier network manufacturing everything from bottles and tubes to caps and labels.