The largest city and capital of Ohio, Columbus’ economy is driven by its large young, upwardly-mobile population. An extraordinarily well-educated city, nearly one-third of Columbus residents hold a bachelor’s degree, far outpacing the national average of 20%
Columbus houses the international headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies, as well as the state’s largest university, Ohio State. The regional economy is centered on education, banking, fashion, technology, government, medical research, insurance and health care.
According to Relocate America, a real estate research firm, Columbus was ranked one of the top 10 best big cities in the country in 2010. The city was ranked No. 3 in the United States by fDi magazine for “Cities of the Future”, and No. 4 for most business-friendly in the country.