Economic Development


Want to know where key items of interest are located around the city? These maps will help you quickly familiarize yourself with the metro area, sites of importance, types of transportation and much more. 

Columbus Metro Area The Columbus metropolitan area consists of the counties of Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Fairfield.  Current population estimate is approximately 1.8 million people. - learn more

500 Mile Radius Columbus is at the crossroads of interstate highways I-70 and I-71, connecting to the Interstate grid. The area has more than 140 trucking companies, 30 of which offer nationwide service.  - learn more

NCR Areas The Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) program offers technical assistance, capital improvements and planning services in conjunction with the established business association in six commercial areas surrounding downtown. - learn more

Opportunity Zone Program

Opportunity Zone Program Qualified Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017. - learn more

Proximity by Air Columbus is served by Port Columbus International Airport, which currently offers over 150 non-stop flights to 33 cities.  Eleven major carriers provide direct flights to locations such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Miami and Las Vegas. - learn more

Transportation by Rail Columbus' excellent location allows the city to be a major logistics and distribution center. The region has access to excellent rail and air service, making Columbus your best option for distribution. - learn more