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Columbus Region Facts and Figures:

  • Columbus, the state capital and largest city in Ohio, is the 14th largest city in the U.S.

  • Columbus is the fastest growing city in the Midwest and was first in the Midwest to recover all jobs lost to the recession

  • 47% of the U.S. Population is within a 10-hour drive of Columbus

  • With one of the highest concentrations of college students in the nation, the Columbus Region's 61 college and university campuses enroll 136,000 students annually

  • No single industry sector represents more than 18 percent of employment, resulting in an exceptionally stable economy

  • Economic base sectors are headquarters and business services, international business, logistics, manufacturing, and science and technology

Top employers in the Columbus region.

Companies headquartered in the Columbus Region are bold.

Columbus is the headquarter location to at least 20 Fortune 1000 companies. In addition, many other Fortune 1000 companies have substantial facilities and workforce in Columbus. 

Fortune 1000 businesses headquatered in central Ohio.

Other top employers include:

  • Honda of America Mfg., Inc.

  • Whirlpool Corporation

  • Gap Inc.

  • Battelle

  • Thirty-One Gifts, LLC

  • Grange Insurance Co.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc.
  • CAS - Chemical Abstracts Service
  • DLA Land and Maritime

Local Resources:

Columbus 20/20 - Serves as the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, working in partnership with state and local partners to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth while promoting the region to growing companies worldwide.

Ohio Chamber of Commerce - Provides connections, resources, and solutions to help businesses thrive.

Franklin County Auditor - Provides useful tools for detailed property and and tax information.

Jobs Ohio -  Ohio is leading the nation in an economic resurgence. Businesses from across the country and around the globe call Ohio home.  Learn more about why Ohio is the place to build your legacy.

Columbus Zoning - City of Columbus online zoning map for properties/parcels of interest. 

Columbus REALTORS® - A central Ohio based non-profit professional trade association consisting of 6,800 real estate professionals engaged in commercial and residential deals, property management, appraisal, consultation, real estate syndication, land development and more.

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