Where It’s All Happening

Where the business leaders of today pioneer the industries of tomorrow.

Welcome to the Columbus Region

The thriving 11-county area in Central Ohio isn’t just home to 2.2 million people—it’s also home to some of the world’s most recognizable brands, innovative small businesses, powerhouse research hubs, and top-notch academic institutions.


Our workforce is highly educated, diverse and young. With a total workforce of 1.2 million people and growing, the world’s brightest minds live and work in the Columbus Region.


Low start-up and operation costs and a pro-business tax environment combined with a very affordable cost of living make us the perfect place for your business and your employees.

Market Access

The Columbus Region boasts the greatest market access of any metro area. In fact, 45% of the United States population lives within a 10-hour drive.


Located in the heart of the Midwest, Ohio boasts the seventh largest economy in the U.S. And it’s only growing. Ohio consistently ranks as one of the best states for business due to the state’s commitment to investing in and supporting the businesses that call it home.





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The 11 Counties

The Columbus Region is comprised of 11 counties. The heart of the Region is the city of Columbus, the 14th largest metropolis in the United States. The surrounding Columbus Region has something for everyone—including thriving industry, growing communities, sprawling agriculture, dedicated natural spaces, and more.

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Fast Facts About the Columbus Region

Centrally located between Chicago and New York, the Columbus Region is a convenient logistics hub with little to no risk of disruption from natural disasters.

The Columbus Region is home to 2,230,960 diverse residents. Because our population mirrors the greater makeup of the United States, we have been lauded for decades as the perfect test market.

Ohio’s cost of living is 10% more affordable than the U.S. average, but our real pride comes from our vibrant communities. The Columbus Region’s residents enjoy big-city amenities like professional sports teams and renowned art venues without the accompanying traffic and cost.

Meet the Team

One Columbus is the dedicated economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region. Our team is committed to helping new and existing businesses grow in the Region by working with both local and state partners to pave the way for your business’s success. Our goal is to ensure the Columbus Region remains vibrant and economically healthy by creating more opportunities for its businesses and residents.

Columbus Region News

When the Columbus Region makes moves, the world watches.

  • Enhancing the Columbus Finance Hub for Long-Term Gains

    February 7, 2024

    Enhancing the Columbus Finance Hub for Long-Term Gains

    From fintech startups and scale-ups to the headquarters of incumbent financial juggernauts, the Columbus Region has become a…

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  • Accelerated Growth in Central Ohio’s Life Sciences Industry

    December 4, 2023

    Accelerated Growth in Central Ohio’s Life Sciences Industry

    What’s happening in Columbus, Ohio is nothing short of a miracle of life science. Over the past few…

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  • How Columbus is Leading E-Commerce Order Fulfillment in the Midwest

    December 4, 2023

    How Columbus is Leading E-Commerce Order Fulfillment in the Midwest

    With consumer spending trends leading to a 133% increase in global e-commerce sales between 2015 and 2021, there…

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Our team is on hand to help your business find its place in the Columbus Region. Together we’ll secure your growth and future in our thriving ecosystem.