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Economic Development Division
150 S. Front Street, Suite 220
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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Major Employers In Columbus

Home to The Ohio State University, Limited Brands, Inc., Nationwide Insurance and other well-known companies, our economy is balanced by a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care as major employers in the region. 

Major Employers in the Columbus Region


Company/Organization

Sector


Full Time
Employees

 

1The Ohio State University*Education

30,963

 

2State of Ohio*Government

23,859

 
3Ohio Health*Health Care

19,936

 
4JP Morgan ChaseFinance

19,200

 
5United States GovernmentGovernment

13,800

 
6Nationwide Insurance*Finance

13,000

 
7Honda of AmericaManufacturing

10,700

 
8KrogerRetail Trade

10,240

 
9Mt. Carmel Health Systems*Health Care

8,818

 
10  City of ColumbusGovernment

8,500

 
11Nationwide Children's Hospital*Health Care

8,400

 
12Limited Brands*Retail Trade

7,800

 
13Franklin County*Government

7,000

 
14Columbus Public SchoolsEducation

6,488

 
15Huntington Bancshares*Finance

5,050

 
16Cardinal Health*Health Care

4,635

 
17WalmartRetail Trade

4,543

 
18Giant EagleRetail Trade

3,816

 
19U.S. Postal ServiceGovernment

 3,360

 
20American Electric Power*Utilities

3,600

 
21Alliance DataInformation

3,465

 
22PNC BankFinance

 3,000

 
23Covelli/PaneraRetail Trade

2,750

 
24AbercrombieRetail Trade

2,650

 
25Defense Logistics AgencyGovernment

2,600

 

*Headquartered locally