From a billion-dollar unicorn startup solving one of healthcare’s biggest problems to a leading global financial service firm’s innovation lab keeping your account convenient and secure, companies count on the Columbus Region and its workforce for their technology operations.
As employers around the world report challenges in finding IT talent, KLG Advisors determined the Columbus Region to be the top U.S. metro for IT staffing potential. The ranking is based on concentration of IT talent, growth of IT labor force, and university and college output.
And New Geography reported that the “critical fuel of tech growth—educated labor—is expanding faster in places like Columbus than in Boston, San Jose and San Francisco.”
A year before raising $1.1 million in an equity crowdfunding campaign, Dawn Dickson watched her startup die. PopCom went through six years of painstaking engineering and finally hired a contract manufacturer to build a prototype of its smart vending machine that could dispense everything from shoes to cannabis.
The city is recruiting local drivers to test a vehicle-to-infrastructure project that includes on-board and roadside units.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has three advantages you may not expect in a Midwestern city: a chief innovation officer, a microtransit project, and growing ridership.
Healthcare startup acquired by McKesson for $1.1 billion
First-of-its-kind Client Center for Advanced Analytics
Leading big data solutions and services company
North American headquarters for Europe's largest e-payments provider
Innovation lab for the largest U.S. bank
Data analysis and business intelligence provider
No. 1 for tech talent among small markets —CBRE, 2017
No. 1 city for tech workers
Top 10 metro area for STEM jobs —CIO, 2016
Founded by a task force comprised of American Electric Power, Battelle, Cardinal Health, Huntington Bank, L Brands, Nationwide and OhioHealth, the Columbus Collaboratory is an advanced technology company focused on driving solutions in big data, analytics and cybersecurity
IBM has partnered with The Ohio State University on an all-new business and technology curricula to help students gain the latest skills in analytics upon locating its Client Center for Advanced Analytics in Dublin
American Electric Power became an industry leader in promoting private sector cooperation through its threat and information sharing program when it partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin on its Cyber Security Operations Center