IN COLUMBUS, WE LIVE FORWARD
With a forward-thinking approach to life, business and ideas, Columbus has cultivated a unique environment of thriving communities, companies, institutions and entertainment. One of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., Columbus is full of charm, rich neighborhoods, and the nation’s best suburbs for employees and families to live. Columbus is made real by its diversity and energetic blend of arts and culture: inspired culinary, fashion, music and entertainment scenes; unbridled passion for collegiate and professional sports; career-advancing opportunities and entrepreneurial spirit.
DRIVEN BY VALUES AND PURPOSE: THE COLUMBUS WAY
We believe in the Columbus Way, the practice of acting as stewards of the community we love. Always looking forward, creating not only for today, but for generations to come. It’s the way we work. It’s what we stand for.
It’s the values that unite us as we build a better region:
- Ambition: The drive to reach new heights and never sit still.
- Collaboration: Harnessing the power of hearts and minds that are united by a shared vision.
- Fellowship: Our unique type of togetherness that powers progress.
- Inclusivity: Recognition that leaders and change agents spring from everywhere.
- Common good: A commitment to service that elevates all.
These are the values of the Columbus Way. It’s why we set bold goals. Why we inspire each other. Why we impact the world with firsts and never-done-before achievements. The Columbus Way makes Columbus unlike any other place. And it will ensure we create the future with aspiration and purpose.
A CENTER OF KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION
Columbus is an art and technology epicenter, where knowledge is revered and collaboration celebrated. It is a connected community where those seeking to innovate and build a better world can find common ground. Its youthful, progressive spirit is fueled by a region with one of the largest college student populations in the nation who attend nearly 60 college and university campuses. Columbus has 16 Fortune 1000 headquarters and is the home of The Ohio State University and Battelle, the world’s largest private research institute. The Region’s growing digital health ecosystem—made up of employers, universities, hospitals, products and technologies—is making collaboration and the sharing of information easier than ever before. The Abigail Wexner Research Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) is a global leader in gene therapy. Innovation coming out of NCH has resulted in Sarepta, a leader in precision genetic medicine, to build a research center in Columbus and Andelyn Biosciences will manufacture gene therapy products in Columbus.
YOUNG AND GROWING
The city of Columbus has always been in a state of growth; it’s never lost population in its 200-plus-years of history, and Columbus is in the top 10 in the nation for concentration of young professionals age 25-34 and is the only metro with this distinction located in the eastern half of the country.. A low cost of living complements an ever-growing job market full of employment opportunities. The Columbus Region’s people and businesses exemplify the philosophy that the region is open to all, creating an environment where entrepreneurs can take risks, and small businesses and major corporations grow and make global impact.