Our Economy


The Columbus Region economy boasts a highly-diversified base of companies, with no industry representing more than 18% of employment. Home of the world’s most recognizable brands—Scotts, Express, JPMorgan Chase, Nationwide, Abercrombie & Fitch— innovative small businesses and top-ranked educational and research institutions, the Columbus Region offers a stable environment for companies looking to grow in a variety of sectors.



3rd Best
business climate
Top 9
logistics hotspot
Top Tech
talent market

The Columbus Region is home to a population of 2.2 million, and a potential workforce of 1.2 million. 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 populations of millennials in the nation.

The Columbus metro ranks first among large Midwest metro areas for population and job growth since 2010 and is among the fastest growing metros in the country.


The Region provides better capabilities for our company and additional services for our clients

Lorenzo Mendieta,

CEO of Alcorta Forging Group
Our experience and location in Central Ohio have allowed us to rapidly acquire market share

Mickey Shimp,

President of Mix Talent


One Columbus is committed to serve growing companies and ensure the Columbus Region remains a vibrant and economically healthy region.


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