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Fashion & Apparel

The Columbus Region is home to the headquarters of leading fashion brands including The Limited, Victoria’s Secret, Express and Abercrombie & Fitch, just to name a few. Columbus is also the No. 3 U.S. metro for fashion designers, behind only New York City and Los Angeles. Subscribe for Updates

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Personal Care & Beauty

To decrease costs and production time, several companies came together to form the International Beauty Campus. Dubbed the “Silicon Valley of the beauty industry,” the campus houses specialized packaging companies and personal care manufacturers, offering proximity advantages that reduce costs of logistics and materials. Subscribe for Updates



In addition to being the home of Honda and hundreds of its suppliers, the Columbus Region boasts the Transportation Research Center, a world-leading provider of vehicular testing services and R&D, and The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research, which is refining technology for electric cars, lightweight structures and materials. The Sports Pavilion and Automotive Research Complex will include a half-mile race track and an innovation center for automotive design. Subscribe for Updates


Energy / Oil & Gas

Ohio has found itself at the center of the booming shale energy industry, generating heightened logistics, manufacturing and engineering activity in the Columbus Region. Central Ohio is also the headquarters home of two of the country’s major utility providers, American Electric Power and Columbia Gas. Subscribe for Updates


Medical Devices

Dozens of medical device companies operate in the Columbus Region, generating innovative products being used in hospitals across the country and around the world. Ohio hosts nearly 17% of all clinical trials conducted in the U.S. and the state is also home to more than 600 medical and testing labs and more than 600 medical device and equipment manufacturers. Subscribe for Updates


Information Technology

Named the Most Favorable Metro for IT Staffing Potential and home to more than 2,000 science and technology establishments, the Columbus Region is emerging as a magnet for IT operations and talent. New Geography noted that the critical fuel for tech growth, educated labor, is now expanding faster in places like Columbus than in Boston, San Jose and San Francisco. Subscribe for Updates

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Food & Nutraceuticals

Ohio ranks among the top five U.S. producers of bakery, dairy, snacks, spices, soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits, and within the Columbus Region there are more than 170 food and beverage manufacturing establishments with more than 10,000 employees. Employers note proximity to a high concentration of food businesses and farms as major advantages. Subscribe for Updates

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Finance & Insurance

The Columbus Region is a finance and insurance powerhouse. Insurance companies employ nearly 27,000 people in the Columbus Region, while the financial services industry generates more than $23 billion in economic output. Columbus is home to the headquarters of Huntington, Nationwide and others, and JPMorgan & Chase alone employs more than 20,000 in the Region. Subscribe for Updates


Retail & eCommerce

The Columbus Region is a favorite location for e-commerce and distribution operations, as evidenced the recent locations of expanding companies like zulily, Gwynnie Bee and lululemon. And the retail innovation ecosystem is strong, anchored by major employers and an impressive roster of service providers that specialize in information technology, sales and marketing, design, packaging and more. Subscribe for Updates


Data Analytics

The Columbus Region data analytics landscape encompasses dozens of firms across multiple industries. Global leader IBM operates the first-of-its-kind Analytics Solutions Lab from the Columbus Region, and seven companies have come together to found the multi-million dollar Columbus Collaboratory, an advanced technology company that will build deep expertise in advanced analytics and cyber security. Subscribe for Updates