Economic Development


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Economic Development Division
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor 
Columbus, Ohio 43215



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.

Huntington Park with rainbow   LeClaire

14th most populous city in the U.S.,

#11 fastest growing city and #6 for corporate HQ leaders,

Ohio ranked #2 in the U.S. for corporate investment, with the Columbus region in the Top 10 for cities,

#1 real estate market in US,

Top 30 cities for minority entrepreneurs,

Top 10 rising city for startups,

Top 20 best US cities for startups,

#8 best city for millennials to buy home where housing is affordable and jobs are strong,

Top 10 smart cities in the US,

#1 American city to Work in Tech in 2019,

#1 city for tech jobs,

Columbus is the best U.S. city for tech jobs,

#8 best city for STEM Jobs,

#3 best city for new grads to live, work, play,

Top 10 best city for Veterans to Live,

Top 10 best city for young, growing families,

COSI   Neighborhood housing