The Columbus Ohio Region is a growing metropolitan area of 2.1 million people. Columbus has grown 9.3% since the last census in 2010. It is now the 14th largest city in the United States and the 2nd largest city in the Midwest after Chicago.
It spans an eight county region with 4,000 square miles. The greatest concentration is in Franklin County where 1.2 million people reside. Since 2010, the Region has led the Midwest across the economic categories of population, GDP and job growth.
There are many Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the region: American Electric Power, The Limited, Wendy’s, Nationwide, Chase Bank, Cardinal Health, Scotts, Net Jets, Worthington Industries, and Battelle, are just to name a few. In addition, Amazon has set up multiple
distribution centers and Facebook is in the process of building a new brand new 750 million data center.
Columbus has a diverse well-balanced stable economy. Market Watch named Columbus as the 7th best place to do business in the United States. Residents take pride in their communities, and have a small town charm with the amenities of a large cosmopolitan city.
Although Columbus sports is probably best known for The Ohio State Buckeyes,
They both have their own arena and stadium, respectively. It is also home to AAA’s baseball league, the Columbus Clippers, who play in the new Huntington Ballpark in the Arena District.
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The Columbus Region will continue to grow because of its innovation, well-balanced economy and its centralized location. According to Insight 2050, Central OH is projected to grown by more than 500,000 people by 2050!