Why Columbus Ohio?

Modern Columbus has emerged as a technologically sophisticated city. It is home to the world’s largest private research and development foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute and Ohio State University, the nation’s third largest campus. Along with Ohio State University, the city is home to several other institutions of higher learning including Columbus State Community College, Columbus College of Art and Design and Franklin University. Annual festivities in Columbus include the Ohio State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the country, as well as the Columbus Arts Festival and the Jazz and Ribs Festival, both of which occur on the downtown riverfront.

Columbus At a Glance

  • Metro Population: 1,844,000
  • Major Industries: Technology, Insurance, Education
  • Gross Metro Product: $91.6 B
  • Median Household Income: $54,066
  • Median Home Price: $134,500
  • Unemployment: 4.3%
  • Cost of Living: 7.2% below nat’l avg
  • College Attainment: 33.3%
  • Net Migration (2010): 6,030