Economic Development


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Economic Development Division
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Columbus, Ohio 43215


When it comes to Columbus, there's a lot to tell.  This section contains all the most telling facts and figures that can make a real impact on your business.
From education and employment to taxes and more, one thing is certain: in Columbus, all numbers add up in your favor.


Education Columbus offers many opportunities for higher education. We're home to The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the nation. Capital, Otterbein and Franklin Universities provide quality private educations on a smaller scale. - learn more

Employment By Sector

Employment By Sector This pie chart shows all the industries that help support Columbus’ growing economy, including each industry’s size by percentage of employment, based on total number of employees. - learn more


Government Government in Columbus In Columbus there is a Mayor, City Auditor, City Attorney and seven members of City Council. All officeholders are independently elected citywide and hold four-year terms. - learn more

Quality of Life

Quality of Life Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 879,170. The city is perfect for active lifestyles, having invested $20 million to develop a growing system of bike and fitness trails that connect the suburbs and river trails to downtown's $44 million riverfront park system restoration.  - learn more


Rankings Museums, festivals, parks, live music and theatre are just some of the reasons Columbus is one of the best places in the nation to live, work and raise a family. But don't take our word for it. Here's where we rank according to some of the top news sources around the nation. - learn more


Proximity The proximity of Columbus to major markets makes it one of the best locations in the country. We're within a one-day drive by truck or a one-hour flight to: 41% of the US population, 80% of US corporate headquarters, 43% of US manufacturing, and 29% of the Canadian population. - learn more