Core industries


Technology operations in the Columbus are deep and diverse, spanning industries such as retail, finance and headquarter operations. 

Examples range from Battelle Memorial Institute, the world’s largest non-profit contract research organization to Sarepta, the world’s leader in gene therapy to homegrown Unicorns like Root and CoverMyMeds, which are changing the face of the insurtech industry. Google, Amazon Web Services and Facebook have collectively invested billions in their data center campuses in the Columbus Region.

From venture capital investors and accelerators to mentoring opportunities and unique co-working environments, the Columbus Region’s collaborative spirit also spurs a dynamic startup community.



Anchored by The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the U.S., the Columbus Region’s colleges and universities supply a steady pipeline of young talent, especially in high-demand fields such as engineering and computer science.

With a low cost of living – 10% below the national average – the Columbus Region offers an affordable market for employers and workers alike. A six-figure salary in Columbus can attract top-level management and software talent simply not possible in more expensive cities

JPMorgan Chase employs over 20,000 people in the Columbus Region, including over 5,000 tech workers that build apps and digital tools for Chase online banking.

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