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.
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.
LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE UNITED STATES
STATE CORPORATE INCOME OR PROFITS TAX
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.
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.
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.