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.
Anchored by the Columbus metro area, the 14th largest metropolis in the U.S., the surrounding 11-county region has something for everyone including thriving industry, growing communities, sprawling agriculture, dedicated natural spaces and more. You’ll find a mix of urban, suburban, and rural communities bursting with opportunities and sites primed for development.
Home to multiple Fortune 500 headquarters in a diverse spectrum of industries, the region has earned a national reputation for its energetic blend of arts, sports, and culture. Referred to as Buckeye City because of Columbus being the capitol and The Ohio State University, Columbus remains modern and innovative where the community offers higher education and institutions to build a strong talent pipeline. While you’re not working, you can explore all the events that make Columbus a great place to live including acclaimed museums, culturally diverse food scene, festivals, and sporting events across NHL, MLS, and the NCAA.
But life outside the city is booming, too. The surrounding Columbus areas are home to more communities and neighborhoods, each offering their own distinct personality and charm. The growth opportunities in the area can be found everywhere thanks to the presence of and investment by companies like Cardinal Health, Nationwide Insurance, American Electric Power, and home offices like Victoria’s Secrets, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Big Lots, Wendy’s, White Castle, and others. Growing your company here isn’t just a smart business move, it’s good for employees, too!
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Explore some of the stories of innovation in Columbus and the surrounding areas.
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We were impressed with the Columbus Region’s reputation in the manufacturing sector, including food manufacturing, and also its strategic location for logistics and distribution channels. We are excited to grow the company’s operations and our workforce in Central Ohio.
- Steve Sposari -
president/CEO, SK Food Group
Columbus, Ohio is one of those cities that kind of has it all. Midwestern hospitality, affordability, tech jobs, beauty—oh, and amazing ice cream.
- Lauren Zyber -
[In Columbus,] there’s almost too much to do. There’s just so much to explore: there’s galleries, there’s theaters, and I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface of it.