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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.”

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Top-Ranked Market

  • No. 1 for tech talent among small markets —CBRE, 2017

  • No. 1 city for tech workers
    —SmartAsset, 2018

  • Top 10 metro area for STEM jobs —CIO, 2016

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Center of Collaboration

  • 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