Snapshot of the Region
The Columbus Region is a dynamic 11-county metropolitan area in the midst of unprecedented economic growth. The Region is home to today’s business leaders and is at the forefront of the industries of tomorrow, from advanced manufacturing to smart mobility research and development. Centrally located between Chicago and New York, the Columbus Region boasts the greatest market access of any major metro—with 46% of the United States population within a 10-hour drive.
With one of the youngest and most-educated populations in the country – the median age is 35.9 and 36% of residents 25+ holds a bachelor’s degree or higher. The Region offers a steady pipeline of young talent with one of the highest concentrations of college students in the nation.
Columbus is among the top 10 metros in the United States for concentration of young professionals (age 25-34) and is the only metro with this distinction located in the eastern half of the country.
One Columbus is committed to serve growing companies and ensure the Columbus Region remains a vibrant and economically healthy region.
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