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The Columbus Region 2013 Factbook, with everything you need to know about doing business in the Columbus Region.

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  • 1. FACTBOOK 2013
  • 2. Regional Overview • 3 Industry & Workforce • 7 Cost of Doing Business • 29Incentives • 36 Transportation & Communications Network • 38 Quality of Life • 44About Us • 49TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • 3. FACTBOOK 3The Columbus Region is an 11-countyarea comprising Delaware, Fairfield,Franklin, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison,Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Unioncounties. This Region represents thecoverage area of Columbus 2020’seconomic development activities.The Columbus Region varies from theColumbus Metropolitan Statistical Area(MSA), which comprises 8 of the above 11counties (excluding Knox, Logan and Marion)and an additional two (Hocking and Perry).Wherever possible, the information and datain this document covers the 11-county region.However, some data is only available at theMSA level and is identified as such in the text,title or source.• Eleven-county region located inCentral Ohio• Population of 2 million people• Population growth rate of1.3 percent annually• Ten-county Columbus MSA, 2nd fastestgrowing among Midwest metro areaswith at least 1 million in population• Driver of Ohio’s population andeconomic growth• 54 college and university campuses• 147,400 college students• Home to 15 Fortune 1000 headquartersCOLUMBUS AND FRANKLIN COUNTY• State capital and largest Ohio city• 15th largest city in the U.S.COLUMBUS IS WELL CONNECTED TOTHE REST OF THE U.S. AND BEYOND• Port Columbus International Airport: 32destination airports with 140 daily flights• Enhanced freight rail connections to EastCoast ports in Norfolk, VA, Baltimore, MD,and Wilmington, NC• Columbus is within 500 miles of45 percent of the U.S. population, higherthan other major distribution centers in theU.S. (Source: ESRI Business Analyst, 2011)REGIONAL OVERVIEWTHE COLUMBUS REGIONMarionCountyKnoxCountyLoganCounty68COLUMBUS ECONOMIC MARKETU.S. Population within 500 milesColumbus ChicagoVirgina Beach Los AngelesPittsburgh AtlantaCharlotte MinneapolisLouisville SavannahSt.Louis PhoenixIndianapolis DallasNew York=MemphisDenverSeattle137,459,019 – 45% 83,057,072 – 27%101,326,589 – 33% 45,967,238 – 15%135,667,844 – 44% 79,749,856 – 26%96,542,915 – 31% 43,684,979 – 14%115,800,515 – 38% 64,437,648 – 21%94,830,062 – 31%10%37,586,621 – 12%109,139,475 – 35% 46,110,670 – 15%90,003,562 – 29%89,537,113 – 29%16,705,730 – 5%12,495,820 – 4%
  • 4. FACTBOOK 417%GOVERNMENTCONSTRUCTION AND MININGMANUFACTURINGWHOLESALE TRADETRANSPORTATIONAND UTILITIESFINANCIAL ACTIVITIESOTHER SERVICESEDUCATIONAND HEALTHRETAIL TRADELEISUREAND HOSPITALITY10%3%4%3%15%PROFESSIONALAND BUSINESSSERVICES17%7%5%11%8%THE COLUMBUS ECONOMYThe Columbus Region has a diversified economy where no single major industry sector represents more than 17 percentof employment. Finance and insurance, advanced manufacturing, health, logistics and other industries are complementedby the presence of The Ohio State University and the state capital.FIGURE 1A. REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT BY SECTORSource: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2011
  • 5. FACTBOOK 5Source: Moody’s Economy.comIn the past decade, the fastest growing sectors have been education and health (+41 percent), transportation and utilities(+26 percent), and leisure and hospitality (+9 percent). Continued investment in the Rickenbacker Global LogisticsPark and other areas of the Region’s logistics sector has been a major factor in the growth of transportation and utilities.Government 150,190Professional andBusiness Services 155,209Retail 126,242Manufacturing 112,723Education and Health 96,876Leisure and Hospitality 86,084Financial Activities 74,295Construction and Mining 47,235Wholesale Trade 38,527Transportation and Utilities 37,662Other Services 30,257156,894 Government +4.5%164,716 Professional andBusiness Services +6.1%136,543 Education and Health +40.9%104,450 Retail -17.3%93,899 Leisure and Hospitality +9.1%79,343 Manufacturing -29.6%67,167 Financial Activities -9.6%47,401 Transportation and Utilities +25.9%32,889 Wholesale Trade -14.6%31,779 Construction and Mining -32.7%27,470 Other Services -9.2%2001 2011FIGURE 2A. CHANGE IN REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT BY SECTOR, 2001 - 2011Financial ActivitiesProfessional and Business ServicesGovernmentManufacturingEducation and Health$23.6$18.2$11.8$10.0$8.2TOP SECTORS BY ECONOMIC OUTPUT, 2012 (BILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2011
  • 6. FACTBOOK 6COMPANY FORTUNE 1000 RANK PRESENCE IN REGION EMPLOYMENT IN REGIONAbbott Nutrition 71 Significant operations 2,200Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 561 Headquarters 2,650Accenture plc Foreign-owned Significant operations 495Aetna Inc. 89 Significant operations 1,249Alliance Data Systems Corporation 667 Significant operations 2,374American Electric Power Co. 176 Headquarters 3,338Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Foreign-owned Significant operations 580Ashland Inc. 307 Significant operations 900Big Lots, Inc. 467 Headquarters 1,106BMW Financial Services NA, LLC Foreign-owned Significant operations 850Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, Inc./Roxane Laboratories, Inc.Foreign-owned Significant operations 1,250The Boeing Company 39 Significant operations 450Cardinal Health, Inc. 21 Headquarters 4,384Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc. Foreign-owned Significant operations 750CenturyLink, Inc. 171 Significant operations 950Cigna Corporation 130 Significant operations 400Columbia Gas of Ohio (NiSource Inc.) 409 Significant operations 1,161Discover Financial Services, Inc. 300 Significant operations 1,581DSW Inc. 915 Headquarters 726DuPont 72 Significant operations 560Emerson Electric Co. 120 Significant operations 1,800Exel Inc. Foreign-owned Significant operations 1,900Express, Inc. 903 Headquarters 800Express Scripts Holding Company 36 Significant operations 2,441FedEx Corporation 70 Significant operations 700Fifth Third Bancorp 372 Significant operations 588Fiserv, Inc. 540 Significant operations 900Frontier Communications Corporation 464 Significant operations 597PepsiCo, Inc. 41 Significant operations 470General Electric Company 6 Significant operations 441Greif, Inc. 550 Headquarters 250Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Foreign-owned Significant operations 10,540Huntington Bancshares Incorporated 700 Headquarters 4,813IBM 19 Significant operations 671International Paper Company 111 Significant operations 355JPMorgan Chase & Co. 16 Significant operations 17,438Limited Brands, Inc. 256 Headquarters 6,000The McGraw-Hill Companies 384 Significant operations 1,062Mettler-Toledo International Inc. 838 Headquarters 800Molina Healthcare, Inc. 412 Significant operations 500Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. 452 Headquarters 650Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company 100 Headquarters 11,085Nucor Steel Marion, Inc. 138 Significant operations 405Owens Corning 454 Significant operations 1,024PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 165 Significant operations 3,000PPG Industries, Inc. 180 Significant operations 520Rolls-Royce plc Foreign-owned Significant operations 1,132Safelite Group, Inc. Foreign-owned Significant operations 1,021The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 704 Headquarters 1,165State Farm Mutual AutomobileInsurance Company43 Significant operations 1,854Tween Brands, Inc. 705 Significant operations 470Teleperformance Foreign-owned Significant operations 1,682Time Warner Cable Inc. 103 Significant operations 1,779TS TECH Co., Ltd. Foreign-owned Significant operations 2,078United Parcel Service, Inc. 52 Significant operations 1,623The Wendy’s Company 694 Headquarters 681Whirlpool Corporation 147 Significant operations 3,066Worthington Industries, Inc. 802 Headquarters 1,390FIFTEEN FORTUNE 1000 COMPANIES ARE HEADQUARTERED IN THE REGION, INCLUDING SIX FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES.SEVERAL OTHER FORTUNE 1000 AND MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES ARE AMONG THE REGION’S LARGEST EMPLOYERS.
  • 7. FACTBOOK 7INDUSTRY & WORKFORCEMAJOR EMPLOYERSRANK LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS FTE IN REGION1 JPMorgan Chase & Co. 17,4382 Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company 11,0853 Honda of America Mfg., Inc. 10,5404 Limited Brands, Inc. 6,0005 The Kroger Co. 5,2816 Huntington Bancshares Incorporated 4,8137 Cardinal Health, Inc. 4,3848 American Electric Power Co. 3,3389 Whirlpool Corporation 3,06610 PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 3,00011 Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 2,65012 Express Scripts Holding Company 2,44113 Alliance Data Systems Corporation 2,37414 Battelle 2,20115 Abbott Nutrition 2,20016 TS TECH Co., Ltd. 2,07817 Exel Inc. 1,90018 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company 1,85419 Emerson Network Power 1,80020 Time Warner Cable Inc. 1,77921 Teleperformance 1,68222 United Parcel Service, Inc. 1,62323 Discover Financial Services, Inc. 1,58124 Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. 1,46525 Giant Eagle, Inc. 1,454Sources: Columbus 2020; Columbus Business First, Book of Lists, 2012; local economic development agenciesThe Columbus Region has more than600 internationally owned companies withone or more establishments in the11-county area.COUNTRY COMPANIESJapan 153United Kingdom 81Canada 68Germany 63France 43Switzerland 41Rest of Europe 93Rest of Asia 22Rest of World 43
  • 8. FACTBOOK 8INTERNATIONALLY OWNED COMPANIES RANKED BY NUMBER OFCOLUMBUS REGION EMPLOYEESRANK COMPANY EMPLOYEES HEADQUARTERS1 Honda of America Mfg., Inc. 10,540 Japan2 TS TECH Co., Ltd. 2,078 Japan3 Exel Inc. 1,900 Germany4 Teleperformance 1,682 France5Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, Inc. /Roxane Laboratories, Inc.1,250 Germany6 Rolls-Royce plc 1,132 UK7 Safelite Group, Inc. 1,021 UK8 BMW Financial Services NA, LLC 850 Germany19 Midwest Express Group 760 Japan10 Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc. 750 Japan11 Jefferson Industries Corporation 750 Japan12AGC Glass CompanyNorth America, Inc.640 Japan13 Stanley Electric U.S. Co. 605 Japan14 Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. 580 Belgium15 Alcatel-Lucent 580 France16 American Showa, Inc. 550 Japan17 Accenture plc 495 Ireland18Keihin Thermal Technologyof America, Inc.440 Japan19 Invensys Controls 423 UK20 Daido Metal Co., Ltd. 375 JapanSources: Columbus 2020; Columbus Business First, Book of Lists, 2012; local economic development agenciesLARGEST MANUFACTURERS BYCOLUMBUS REGION EMPLOYEESRANK MANUFACTURERCENTRALOHIOEMPLOYEES1Honda of AmericaMfg., Inc.10,5402 Whirlpool Corporation 3,0663 Abbott Nutrition 2,2004 TS TECH Co., Ltd. 2,0785 Emerson Network Power 1,8006 Worthington Industries, Inc. 1,3907Boehringer IngelheimRoxane, Inc. / RoxaneLaboratories, Inc.1,2508 Ariel Corporation 1,2419The Anchor HockingCompany1,20010The Scotts Miracle-GroCompany1,16511 Rolls-Royce plc 1,13212Commercial VehicleGroup, Inc.1,12513 Owens Corning 1,02414Lancaster ColonyCorporation85615 Columbus Castings 80016Mettler-ToledoInternational Inc.80017Cardington YutakaTechnologies, Inc.75018 Anomatic Corporation 75019Jefferson IndustriesCorporation75020Silver LineBuilding Products, LLC700
  • 9. LARGEST BANKS AND SAVINGS & LOANS COMPANIES BY CENTRAL OHIO DEPOSITS (COLUMBUS MSA)RANK BANK CENTRAL OHIO DEPOSITS BANK ASSETS NET LOANS AND LEASES1Huntington BancsharesIncorporated$10.32 billion $54.18 billion $37.83 billion2 JPMorgan Chase & Co. $9.42 billion $1.81 trillion $580.06 billion3 PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. $5.56 billion $263.31 billion $154.84 billion4 Fifth Third Bancorp $4.04 billion $114.54 billion $78.65 billion5 Nationwide Bank $3.19 billion $4.48 billion $1.41 billion6 The Park National Bank $1.82 billion $6.28 billion $4.11 billion7 KeyCorp $1.62 billion $86.2 billion $54.21 billion8 U.S. Bancorp $1.04 billion $330.47 billion $197.03 billion9 WesBanco Bank, Inc. $504.1 million $5.52 billion $3.19 billion10 The DCB Financial Corp $472.9 million $523.2 million $350.2 millionSources: Columbus Business First, Book of Lists 2012FASTEST GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES BY ANNUAL SALES GROWTH (COLUMBUS MSA)RANK COMPANY INDUSTRY1 A2Z Field Services LLC Property Services2 Medical Staffing Options Inc. Staffing Services3 Champion Real Estate Services Real Estate4 e-Cycle LLC Waste Management5 PRISM Marketing Marketing6 Zipline Logistics LLC Logistics7 Big Red Rooster LLC Branding8 DataCenter.bz LLC Data Center9 Dynamit Technologies LLC IT Consultant10 Fast Switch Ltd. IT Consultant11 ComResource Inc. IT Consultant12 Worthington Jewelers Ltd. Retail13 MES Inc. Logistics14 Portfolio Creative LLC Staffing Services15 Whitestone Group Inc. Security Services16 CallCopy, Inc. Contact Center17 Axia Consulting LLC Business Consultant18 Lancaster Pollard Finance19 Navigator Management Partners LLC Business Consultant20 Ohio Power Tool Inc. RetailFACTBOOK 9
  • 10. FACTBOOK 10KEY SECTORS: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYFAST FACTS• A large, educated workforce, combined with superior research capabilities and a strong corporate foundation, has allowedCentral Ohio to become one of the fastest growing innovation and technology hubs in the nation.• The 315 Research & Technology Corridor is one of the largest research-based sites in the U.S., employing more than 50,000people and managing more than $1 billion in research grants annually.• Columbus identified as eighth-best city in the U.S. for tech job growth (Praxis Strategy Group 2012).• 2,098 science and technology establishments in the Columbus Region employ more than 42,000 workers. (QCEW 2011)• The MSA has a location quotient of 1.24 in science and technology sector employment compared to the nation. For R&D inphysical, engineering and life sciences, the LQ is 1.39 (QCEW 2011).• The state’s $1.6 billion program to develop industry clusters in targeted high-tech sectors has already changed Ohio’seconomic landscape in such areas as biomedical imaging and advanced materials. As of June 2009, the $469 millionexpended thus far in Third Frontier funds has leveraged over $4 billion of additional funding and created an estimated48,000 direct and indirect jobs.ASSETS• Home to two of the world’s leading private-research institutions, Battelle and Chemical Abstract Services.• Three of Ohio’s six Edison Technology Centers, including BioOhio, Edison Welding Institute, and PolymerOhio,which provide product and process innovation and commercialization services to both established and early-stagetechnology-based businesses.• TechColumbus accelerates the growth of the innovation economy by providing vital resources and assistance to people andenterprises that depend on technology to achieve their business goals.• Science and Technology Campus Corporation, a state-of-the-art research park located on The Ohio State University campus,links world-class academic technical expertise with commercial innovation.• Ohio Supercomputer Center, provides supercomputing, cyber-infrastructure, research and educational resources for academicresearch, industry and government.• The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center taps into the entrepreneurs and ideas generated in the Dublin community.• Transportation Research Center, a world-leading provider of vehicular testing services, independently managing a 4,500 acretransportation research and testing facility serving the needs of industries, governments, trade associations and educationalorganizations worldwide.• INC@8000, a business incubator in New Albany, boasts more than 16,000 square feet dedicated as a hub for startups andentrepreneurial activities, designed to create a flow of ideas and interconnectivity.• 52,550 people in science and technology occupations in the MSA with an average wage of $75,025 (Occupational EmploymentStatistics 2011).
  • 11. FACTBOOK 11MAJOR TECHNOLOGY COMPANIESBattelleOCLC (Online Computer LibraryCenter, Inc.)Sterling CommerceTEKsystems, Inc.Accenture plcInformation Control CorporationSogeti USA LLCQuick Solutions Inc.ModisUnicon International, Inc.Nestle USAIBMSources: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, March 2010; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2011NUMBER OF WORKERS AND AVERAGE HOURLY WAGES IN SCIENCE,ENGINEERING AND IT OCCUPATIONS (COLUMBUS MSA)REGION WORKERS AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE61,410 $34.28Raleigh 41,940 $34.58Atlanta 125,120 $35.91Minneapolis 118,990 $36.33Chicago 161,650 $36.89Austin 77,310 $37.88Seattle 170,930 $41.22San Francisco 167,830 $44.70SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL COUNTY EMPLOYMENTPERCENTAGE.29 – 2.002.01 – 3.003.01 – 4.004.01 – 5.005.01 – 6.72LOGANMARIONMORROWKNOXLICKINGFAIRFIELDPICKAWAYFRANKLINDELAWAREUNIONMADISONOHIO THIRD FRONTIERThe Ohio Third Frontier is anunprecedented commitment to createnew technology-based products,companies, industries and jobs. InMay 2011, the Ohio Third Frontier wasextended through 2015, indicatinga widely held understanding by thepopulace that technology and innovationwill lead to economic prosperity bothtoday and for future generations.The $2.3 billion initiative supportsapplied research and commercialization,entrepreneurial assistance, early-stagecapital formation, and expansion ofa skilled talent pool that can supporttechnology-based economic growth.The Ohio Third Frontier’s strategic intentis to create an “innovation ecosystem”that supports the efficient and seamlesstransition of great ideas from thelaboratory to the marketplace.
  • 12. FACTBOOK 12SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OCCUPATIONS EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES (COLUMBUS MSA)OCCUPATION EMPLOYMENT HOURLY MEAN WAGELife Physical and Social Science Technicians All Other 490 $21.54Electro-Mechanical Technicians 50 $24.73Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 860 $25.17Chemists 440 $31.61Environmental Scientists and Specialists Including Health 700 $31.98Microbiologists 120 $32.55Electrical Engineers 1,240 $33.64Industrial Engineers 1,190 $33.88Computer Hardware Engineers 150 $33.94Food Scientists and Technologists 130 $39.43Aerospace Engineers 70 $44.84Materials Scientists 120 $46.50Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2011; Colliers International, Q3 2012THE OHIO STATE UNIV.MarionCountySCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSETSA - Chemical Abstracts Service B - BattelleC - BioOhio D - Edison Welding InstituteE - Dublin Entrepreneurial Center F - PolymerOhioG - TechColumbus H - Ohio Supercomputer CenterI - Science and Technology Campus CorporationAVERAGE ASKING RENT FOR TECH/R&D SPACEMETRO AREA PER SQ FT PER SQ M$4.82 $51.88Cincinnati $7.24 $77.93Houston $7.94 $85.47Dallas-Fort Worth $8.35 $89.88Portland, OR $9.34 $100.53Denver $9.50 $102.26Oakland $9.72 $104.63Boston $10.78 $116.03Philadelphia $11.00 $118.40Pittsburgh $11.51 $123.89Atlanta $12.21 $131.43New Jersey - Northern $12.26 $131.97Los Angeles $12.69 $136.59Washington, D.C. $14.05 $151.23
  • 13. FACTBOOK 13KEY SECTORS: LOGISTICSFAST FACTS• Located at the heart of the Midwestern United States, the Columbus Region provides easy access to major nationaland global markets.• The Columbus Region is within a 10-hour truck drive of 46 percent of the U.S. population, 47 percent of U.S. manufacturingcapacity and 47 percent of U.S. headquarters operations (ESRI, 2011).• 4,152 logistics establishments with more than 70,000 employees, yielding a location quotient for employment of 1.12of the U.S. (QCEW 2011).• Rickenbacker International Airport handled more than 161 million pounds of air cargo in the 12 months ending September 2012.• The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business is ranked No. 7 among supply chain/logistics programs nationwide(U.S. News & World Report, 2012).ASSETS• Port Columbus International flies to 32 destination airports with over 140 daily flights. In the 12 months ending in September2012, it served more than 6.3 million passengers. The Port Columbus Master Plan demonstrates capacity for future expansionand improvements to accommodate beyond 10 million passengers per year.• The new Heartland Corridor allows double-stacked freight trains to travel directly from the Port of Virginia to astate-of-the-art intermodal facility located at Rickenbacker International Airport in Franklin County.• The Heartland Corridor connects Columbus to Virginia ports that will increase their capacity in anticipation of the PanamaCanal’s expansion in 2014.• Rickenbacker International Airport is a dynamic, international logistics center home to a tremendous base of air, rail and roadtransport companies. It handles more than 300,000 lifts a year and offers $660 million in transportation cost savingsto shippers.• A $59 million CSX intermodal freight terminal expansion is underway in Columbus. The expansion is part of the NationalGateway initiative, linking deep water east coast ports with Midwestern markets.• Combined intermodal facilities to handle 800,000 container lifts annually, with land and capacity to grow.• Home to Foreign Trade Zone #138, which comprises six pre-designated Magnet Sites and can provide FTZdesignation to any site located within a 25-county service area in Central Ohio.• Two national and one regional rail carrier: Norfolk Southern, CSX Transportation and Ohio Central.
  • 14. FACTBOOK 14MAJOR LOGISTICS COMPANIESAbbott NutritionAllied Mineral Products, Inc.Big Lots, Inc.Calypso LogisticsCardinal Health, Inc.DB Schenker LogisticsExel Inc.Faro Logistics Solutions, Inc.FedEx CorporationFST Logistics, Inc.Hyperlogistics GroupKahiki Foods, Inc.Kraft Foods Inc.Limited Brands, Inc.The McGraw-Hill CompaniesMettler-Toledo International Inc.Midwest Express GroupNash Finch CompanyNEX Transport, Inc.ODW Logistics, Inc.Ohio Steel Industries Inc.Pacer International, Inc.Plaskolite, Inc.RCV II LogisticsSpartan LogisticsSterling CommerceTech InternationalUnited Parcel Service, Inc.Vista Industrial PackagingMARIONLOGANMORROWKNOXLICKINGFAIRFIELDPICKAWAYFRANKLINDELAWAREUNIONMADISONNUMBER OF WORKERS AND AVERAGE HOURLY WAGES IN TRANSPORTATIONAND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS (COLUMBUS MSA)REGION WORKERS AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE65,520 $14.51Indianapolis 80,850 $15.46Memphis 76,220 $15.74Los Angeles 344,890 $15.84Pittsburgh 67,150 $16.07Atlanta 172,900 $16.58Chicago 326,720 $16.69Louisville 58,940 $17.46PERCENTAGE2.27 – 4.004.01 – 6.006.01 – 8.008.01 – 10.0010.01 – 14.63Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, March 2010; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2011LOGISTICS PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL COUNTY EMPLOYMENT
  • 15. FACTBOOK 15LOGISTICS OCCUPATIONS EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES (COLUMBUS MSA)OCCUPATION EMPLOYMENT HOURLY MEAN WAGEPackers and Packagers Hand 8,150 $10.51Laborers and Freight Stock and Material Movers Hand 22,770 $12.00Conveyor Operators and Tenders 190 $14.02Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,720 $14.60Machine Feeders and Offbearers 890 $13.68Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers 2,550 $15.67Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 4,400 $15.95Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,220 $17.67Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 9,420 $20.39First-Line Supervisors of Helpers Laborers and Material Movers Hand 1,740 $22.58First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,610 $24.75First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 3,080 $25.88Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Except Technical and Scientific Products 9,170 $28.28Business Operations Specialists All Other 6,370 $31.98Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Technical and Scientific Products 4,580 $36.96Transportation Storage and Distribution Managers 930 $43.83Purchasing Managers 340 $50.23AVERAGE ASKING RENT FOR DISTRIBUTIONAND WAREHOUSING SPACEMETRO AREA PER SQ FT PER SQ M$2.64 $28.42Dallas $3.05 $32.83Atlanta $3.19 $34.34Cincinnati $3.22 $34.66Charlotte $3.29 $35.41Chicago $3.62 $38.97Jacksonville $3.78 $40.69Pittsburgh $4.46 $48.01Denver $4.63 $49.84Oakland $4.68 $50.38Baltimore $4.72 $50.81Houston $5.24 $56.40Los Angeles $6.11 $65.77New Jersey - Northern $6.16 $66.31Long Island, NY $9.67 $104.09LOGISTICS ASSETSSources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2011; Colliers International, Q3 2012Knox CountyLicking CountyFranklin CountyFairfield CountyPickawayCountyMadisonCountyDelawareCountyMorrowCountyMarionCountyLoganCounty UnionCountyMajor AirportIntermodal TerminalDual Rail Industrial ParkNational Gateway CorridorHeartland Rail CorridorNational Freight Rail LineMajor HighwaysFedEx HubUPS Hub
  • 16. FAST FACTS• The 1,759 manufacturing establishments in the Columbus Region employed 79,343 in 2011 (QCEW). The sectorcontributed $10.0 billion to regional output in 2012.• Columbus Region manufacturing workers averaged $125,046 of output each in 2012.• The Columbus Region experienced a 31 percent increase in manufacturing productivity (output per worker) afterinflation between 2001 and 2012.• Quality sites and buildings with more than 256 million square feet of industrial space and available property average adirect asking rate of $3.12/SF.• High output location quotients for manufacturing of beverages (2.04), electrical equipment (1.51), transportationequipment (1.25), and nonmetallic mineral products (2.52) (Economy.com, 2012).ASSETS• Battelle, the world’s largest contract research and development organization, brings a unique blend of science andtechnology disciplines to solve significant logistics challenges for its clients.• Edison Welding Institute, North America’s leading organization dedicated to the research and development of weldingand materials joining technologies.• The Ohio State University enrolls over 55,000 students and ranks No. 2 among universities nationwide in industry-sponsored research.- Fisher College of Business is ranked No. 15 in the nation among MBA programs in production/operationsand No. 6 among undergraduate programs in this specialization. (U.S. News & World Report 2013).- Graduate program in industrial and systems engineering is ranked No. 19 in the nation (U.S. News & World Report 2011).• Columbus State Community College, one of the nation’s largest community colleges, with engineering certificateprograms in manufacturing, assembly, and computer-aided design.• The Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Ohio MEP) supports the diversity and strength of Ohio’s manufacturingindustry by providing the products, services and assistance that are dedicated to the productivity, growth and globalcompetitiveness of Ohio manufacturers.FACTBOOK 16KEY SECTORS: MANUFACTURING
  • 17. FACTBOOK 17ASSETS CONTINUED• Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) is a single entry point formaking The Ohio State University’s technical resources availableto Ohio manufacturers and to facilitate the use of those resourcesfor economic development. OMI collaborates with university faculty,students, and scientists in the following technical areas to findsolutions for manufacturing challenges:-Machining, Tribology, Metrology, Forming and Corrosion-Process, Microstructure and Performance Modeling-Additive Manufacturing-Welding and Joining-DesignMANUFACTURING PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL COUNTY EMPLOYMENTLARGEST MANUFACTURERSMANUFACTURER FTEHonda of America Mfg., Inc. 10,540Whirlpool Corporation 3,066Abbott Nutrition 2,200TS TECH Co., Ltd. 2,078Emerson Network Power 1,800Worthington Industries, Inc. 1,390Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane,Inc. / Roxane Laboratories, Inc.1,250Ariel Corporation 1,241The Anchor Hocking Company 1,200The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 1,165Rolls-Royce plc 1,132Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. 1,125Owens Corning 1,024Lancaster Colony Corporation 856Columbus Castings 800Mettler-Toledo International Inc. 800Cardington YutakaTechnologies, Inc.,750Anomatic Corporation 750Jefferson Industries Corporation 750Silver Line Building Products, LLC 700Momentive SpecialtyChemicals Inc.650AGC Glass CompanyNorth America, Inc.640Stanley Electric US, Co. 605Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. 580HBD Industries, Inc. 580DuPont 560American Showa, Inc. 550PPG Industries, Inc. 520G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company 470Boeing Guidance Repair Center 450Keihin Thermal Technologyof America, Inc.440LOGANMARIONMORROWKNOXLICKINGFAIRFIELDPICKAWAYDELAWAREUNIONMADISONFRANKLINPERCENTAGE4.42 – 7.007.01 – 12.0012.01 – 17.0017.01 – 22.0022.01 – 34.13Source: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, 2010; Columbus Business First Book of Lists, 2012; Local Economic Development AgenciesNOTE: Excluding Delaware and Franklin Counties,manufacturing represents 19.3 percent of employmentin the remaining nine counties of the Columbus Region.Manufacturing activity is especially concentrated in thenorthwest counties: Union (34.1 percent), Logan (28.0percent) and Marion (24.4 percent). Within Franklin County,manufacturing is more concentrated in the southern part ofthe county (8.3 percent) compared to other areas(4.9 percent).
  • 18. FACTBOOK 18MANUFACTURING OCCUPATIONS EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES (COLUMBUS MSA)OCCUPATION EMPLOYMENT HOURLY MEAN WAGEPackers and Packagers Hand 8,150 $10.51Team Assemblers 8,650 $13.67Machine Feeders and Offbearers 890 $13.68Production Workers All Other 1,910 $15.53Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers 2,550 $15.67Welders Cutters Solderers and Brazers 1,200 $16.49Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,220 $17.67Machinists 2,090 $18.01Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 400 $18.69Maintenance Workers Machinery 270 $22.52Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,600 $23.54First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 3,080 $25.88Business Operations Specialists All Other 6,370 $31.98Electrical Engineers 1,240 $33.64Industrial Engineers 1,190 $33.88Mechanical Engineers 1,660 $34.63Industrial Production Managers 990 $48.63INDUSTRIAL PARKSNUMBER OF WORKERS AND AVERAGE HOURLYWAGES IN PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONSMETRO AREA WORKERSAVERAGEHOURLY WAGE51,320 $15.56Indianapolis 56,170 $16.88Chicago 300,860 $16.93Pittsburgh 65,500 $17.29Louisville 48,210 $17.36Minneapolis 123,910 $17.47Detroit 150,960 $19.52Seattle 89,430 $20.5846836179161161MarionMountGileadMountVernonNewarkDelawareCirclevilleMarysvilleLondonLancasterBellefontaine13KnoxCountyLickingCountyFranklinCountyFairfieldCountyPickawayCountyMadisonCountyDelawareCountyMorrowCountyMarionCountyLoganCounty UnionCountyMajor US/State HighwayInterstate HighwayIndustrial ParksSources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2011; Columbus 2020
  • 19. FACTBOOK 19FORTUNE 1000 COMPANIESHEADQUARTERED IN THE REGIONCompany NameFortune 1000RankingCardinal Health, Inc. 21Nationwide MutualInsurance Company100American Electric Power Co. 176Limited Brands, Inc. 256Momentive SpecialtyChemicals Inc.452Big Lots, Inc. 467Greif, Inc. 550Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 561The Wendy’s Company 694Huntington BancsharesIncorporated700The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 704Worthington Industries, Inc. 802Mettler-Toledo International Inc. 838Express, Inc. 903DSW Inc. 915KEY SECTORS: HEADQUARTERS & BUSINESS SERVICESFAST FACTS• The Columbus Region is home to the headquarters of 15 Fortune 1000companies, six of which are Fortune 500 companies.• More than 20,000 workers employed directly in 340 corporate managingoffices in the Columbus Region, yielding a location quotient of 1.53(QCEW 2011).• Large back office companies and operations include: TeleperformanceUSA, Verizon Wireless, Time Warner Cable, JPMorgan Chase, NationwideInsurance, State Farm Insurance, Aetna.• Insurance carriers are a particularly important segment of the Region’sback office operations. These firms employ more than 26,500, giving alocation quotient of 1.74 (QCEW, 2011).• The Columbus Region has the most competitive corporate tax climatein the Midwest.• More than 250,000 in occupations in management, business and finance,office and administrative support, and IT in the MSA, giving an overalllocation quotient of 1.09 (OES, 2011).• Ample business service support is available in the Region, with 63,721employed in more than 5,700 professional and technical establishments(location quotient of 1.17) and 60,603 in more than 2,600 administrativesupport establishments (location quotient of 1.21) (QCEW 2011).• Home to 54 college and university campus locations with a totalenrollment of more than 147,000 undergraduate and graduate students.• More than 8,300 people in the Columbus MSA are employed in apparelretail company headquarters, office, and distribution facilities. TheColumbus location quotient of 8.3 compared to the U.S. is higherthan both the New York and Los Angeles MSAs, at 3.4 and 3.6respectively (ESRI 2011).ASSETS• Job Creation Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit to companies creating at least 25 full-time jobs (within three years) in Ohio.• Workforce Guarantee Program provides 100 percent reimbursable training grants to employers that are creating at least 20job positions. Projects can be funded up to $750,000.• Enterprise Zones/Community Reinvestment Areas provide property tax abatements for businesses that invest in designatedareas of Ohio.• The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business ranks 25th in the U.S. for its MBA program and 14th for its undergraduateprogram (U.S. News and World Report, 2012 and 2011, respectively). The College has eight Master’s programs and threePh.D. programs.Latest as of July 14, 2011
  • 20. FACTBOOK 20HEADQUARTER AND BUSINESS SERVICES OCCUPATIONS EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES (COLUMBUS MSA)OCCUPATION EMPLOYMENT HOURLY MEAN WAGEHealthcare Support Occupations 33,490 $12.24Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16,320 $16.48Sales and Related Occupations 90,950 $17.58Community and Social Services Occupations 13,290 $21.98Education, Training and Library Occupations 51,180 $25.30Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 12,370 $25.97Life, Physical and Social Science Occupations 7,250 $29.41Business and Financial Operations Occupations 53,750 $30.73Architecture and Engineering Occupations 13,120 $32.33Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 53,210 $34.33Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 41,040 $35.77Legal Occupations 6,120 $41.56Management Occupations 39,660 $50.80NUMBER OF WORKERS AND AVERAGE HOURLY WAGES IN MANAGEMENT,BUSINESS AND OFFICE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONSMSA WORKERS AVERAGE HOURLY WAGENashville 214,790 $24.29255,730 $24.80Indianapolis 226,010 $24.81Dallas 840,240 $26.31Chicago 1,152,420 $27.88Atlanta 684,260 $27.99Charlotte 237,380 $28.12Minneapolis 499,930 $29.18Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2011
  • 21. FACTBOOK 21MarionCountyKnoxCountyFortune 1000 HeadquartersBack Office or Call Center OperationData CenterLoganCountyOFFICE RENTAL ASKING RATES(PER SQUARE FOOT)METRO AREA PER SQ FT PER SQ M$18.51 $199.24Orlando $21.51 $231.53Pittsburgh $21.76 $234.22Atlanta $22.15 $238.42Phoenix $22.58 $243.05Charlotte $22.66 $243.91Nashville $23.20 $249.72Denver $23.43 $252.20Boston $25.80 $277.71WestchesterCounty, NY$26.52 $285.46Chicago $26.99 $290.52Houston $27.31 $293.96Miami $30.50 $328.30Seattle $32.13 $345.84Los Angeles $33.72 $362.96LOGANMARIONMORROWKNOXLICKINGFAIRFIELDPICKAWAYFRANKLINDELAWAREUNIONMADISONPERCENTAGE.09 – 1.001.01 – 3.003.01 – 5.005.01 – 7.007.01 – 7.26Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, March 2010; Grubb & Ellis, Office Market Trends Q3 2012HEADQUARTERS AND BUSINESS SERVICES LOCATIONSHEADQUARTERS AND BUSINESS SERVICESPERCENTAGE OF TOTAL COUNTY EMPLOYMENT
  • 22. FACTBOOK 22INDUSTRY RANKINGSSources: Site Selection Magazine, March 2012, November 2012; Business Facilities – Annual Rankings Report, July 2012; Forbes, May 2012TOP 10 STATES BY NUMBER OFNEW AND EXPANDED FACILITIESREPORTED, 2012RANK STATENUMBER OFPROJECTS1 OHIO 4982 Texas 4643 Pennsylvania 4534 North Carolina 3105 Virginia 2736 Georgia 2347 Illinois 2168 Kentucky 1989 Tennessee 19010 Louisiana 181TOP 10 STATES FORBUSINESS CLIMATERANK STATE1 North Carolina2 OHIO3 Texas4 Georgia5 Virginia6 Alabama7 Louisiana8 Tennessee9 South Carolina10 FloridaTOP 10 STATES FOR AUTOMOTIVEMANUFACTURING STRENGTHRANK STATE1 Tennessee2 Kentucky3 South Carolina4 Georgia5 Michigan6 Alabama7 OHIO8 Indiana9 Missouri10 TexasTOP 10 CITIES FOR TECH JOBSRANK CITY1 Seattle2 Washington, D.C.3 San Diego4 Salt Lake City5 Baltimore6 Jacksonville7 San Jose89 Raleigh10 NashvilleTOP 10 STATES FOR TRANSPORATIONINFRASTRUCTURERANK STATE1 Texas2 Florida3 Georgia4 OHIO5 Tennessee6 Illinois7 California8 New York9 North Carolina10 UtahTOP 10 STATES FORECONOMIC GROWTH POTENTIALRANK STATE1 Louisiana2 Virginia3 North Dakota4 OHIO5 Utah6 Texas7 Georgia8 Tennessee9 Pennsylvania10 Kentucky
  • 23. FACTBOOK 23QUALITY WORKFORCEPOPULATIONThe Columbus population, well educated and relatively young, is growing at a pace above the national average.POPULATION CHANGE, METRO AREAS AND U.S., 2000-2011MEDIAN AGE, METRO AREAS AND U.S., 2011IndianapolisKansas CityLouisvilleMilwaukeeNashvillePittsburghU.S. average16.2%14.8%11.4%11.1%10.4%4.0%22.7%- 2.9%35.4 35.736.738.3 37.036.042.637.3Sources: Population Estimates 2000, 2011; American Community Survey, 2011
  • 24. FACTBOOK 24EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATIONThe Columbus MSA has a majority white-collar workforce, including a talent pool of 39,660 in management occupations, 53,750in business and financial occupations, and 41,040 in computer and mathematical science occupations.Sources: American Community Survey, 2011; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2011MANUFACTURING, TRANSPORTATION,CONSTRUCTION & FARMING18.9%MANAGEMENT &PROFESSIONAL54.5%SALES & SERVICES26.6%IndianapolisKansas CityLouisvilleMilwaukeeNashvillePittsburghU.S.31.1%38.5%32.8%40.2%25.5%33.0%31.9%39.9%30.7%36.7%29.4%38.5%28.5%36.3%33.0%40.0%PERCENT OF POPULATION AGE 25+ WITH ASSOCIATE’S OR BACHELOR’S DEGREE AND HIGHER
  • 25. FACTBOOK 25INSTITUTIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE – EDUCATIONAND RESEARCHUNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGESThe Columbus Region is home to more than 50 college and university campuses with a totalenrollment of more than 147,000 students.The Ohio State University, the state’s flagship university and the largest university in the U.S.,has over 56,000 students at its main campus in Columbus. With 168 undergraduate majors andmore than 215 master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs, Ohio State provides theRegion with a diverse and talented workforce for the future.Ohio State ranks No. 2 among all U.S. universities in industry-sponsored research, accordingto the National Science Foundation, with leading research programs in chemical engineering(ranked No. 1 nationally), material sciences (No. 3 nationally), and mathematics (No. 6 nationally).Nearly $750 million of federally and privately sponsored research is spent annually for researchat Ohio State. In 2011, $832 million of federally and privately sponsored research was spent forresearch at Ohio State.THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY – FISHER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS• Full-time MBA program ranked No. 25 in U.S. News and World Report, 2012.• MBA programs in Logistics Engineering and Operational Excellence are both ranked in thetop 10 for programs specialized in supply chain and manufacturing, respectively.• 6,005 undergraduate business majors and 240 full-time MBA students (2012 enrollment).• 10 research centers, including the fields of entrepreneurship, supply chain and production.THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY – COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING• Since 2005, more than 350 individual companies have invested in research in theCollege of Engineering.• 7,202 undergraduate and 1,638 graduate students (2012 enrollment).• An important source of talent for regional employers. For example, 112 engineers with OhioState degrees are employed by Honda Research of America (HRA), plus 55 co-opstudents annually.• OSU’s 60-plus research labs and centers include the Center for Automotive Research,Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), Information Processing Systems Laboratory,Institute for Materials Research and the Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI).COLUMBUS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE• The largest community college in Ohio and among the largest in the nation.• Offers associate degrees in automotive technology, aviation maintenance, businessmanagement, civil engineering, information technology, electro-mechanical engineering,electrical engineering and numerous other business and engineering fields.• Logistics – Attracting and Retaining Talent, a new program designed to train entry tomid-level workers for the Region’s logistics companies, with $4.6 million in federal funding.• Center for Workforce Development can provide customized training services for employers.
  • 26. FACTBOOK 26COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIESNO. COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT1 The Ohio State University 56,8672Columbus State CommunityCollege - Main Campus30,9213 Franklin University 7,4654 DeVry University - Ohio 5,2875 Central Ohio Technical College 4,2466 Capital University 3,5507 Otterbein University 2,9978 Ohio Dominican University 2,9139 Marion Technical College 2,78810 The Ohio State University - Newark 2,67711 Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2,57412 Ohio University - Lancaster 2,51413 Ohio Christian University 2,38214 Denison University 2,28815Ashland University -Columbus Center2,23016 Ohio Wesleyan University 1,82917 Kenyon College 1,65818 The Ohio State University - Marion 1,52519 Columbus College of Art and Design 1,45920Mount Vernon Nazarene University -Gahanna Campus1,21221 Hondros College 1,14022 Mount Carmel College of Nursing 91423 Fortis College 82624 Chamberlain College of Nursing 61025 Bradford School 60326 ITT Technical Institute - Hilliard 50727 Park University - DSCC 49928 Central Michigan University 42029 ITT Technical Institute - Columbus 36730 Kaplan College - Columbus Campus 33531 Miami-Jacobs Career College 33132 Methodist Theological School 22433 Harrison College 21334Kent State University - School ofLibrary & Information Science20035 Ohio Business College 19436 Pontifical College Josephenum 17537 Trinity Lutheran Seminary 13638 National College 12439 Daymar College 93NO. COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT40 Indiana Wesleyan University* 9241 Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary 1542Columbus State CommunityCollege - Westerville Center*-43Columbus State CommunityCollege - Delaware Campus*-44Franklin University - DelawareCenter*-45 Strayer University* -46Ohio University - PickeringtonCenter*-47Columbus State CommunityCollege - Dublin Center*-48Franklin University - DublinCenter*-49Franklin University -Westerville Center*-50Mount Vernon NazareneUniversity - Columbus Campus*-51Ohio Christian University - DublinCenter*-52Central Ohio TechnicalCollege - Knox Campus*-53Central Ohio TechnicalCollege - Pataskala Campus*-54Mount Vernon NazareneUniversity - Newark Campus*-COLUMBUS REGION COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY LOCATIONSSources: NCES, CBF, Columbus 2020*School currently in operation, but no enrollment reported.
  • 27. FACTBOOK 27MAJOR RESEARCH INSTITUTIONSCentral Ohio is home to two of the world’s leading private-research institutions, Battelle and Chemical Abstracts Service.BATTELLE• The world’s largest contract research and development organization, dedicated to scientific, educational, technologyand community endeavors and investments.• 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide.• Operates seven national laboratories for the U.S. government, managing two-thirds of the nation’s energy research.• Annual research budget of more than $5 billion.• Won more R&D 100 awards than any other organization in the country except General Electric. In 2011 alone,Battelle added 21 R&D 100 awards bringing the historical tally to 281.CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS SERVICE (CAS)• A division of the American Chemical Society, CAS is the world’s largest and most current, comprehensive source for chemicaland scientific information.• CAS monitors, indexes and abstracts the world’s chemistry-related literature and patents, updates this information dailyand makes it accessible through state-of-the-art information services.• Adds more than 4,500 records each day to the CAS database, currently totaling over 36 million.ONLINE COMPUTER LIBRARY CENTER (OCLC)• The world’s largest library cooperative, with a mission to further access to the world’s information by reducing costsand improving services through shared, online cataloging.• A worldwide organization, OCLC membership comprises 27,000 libraries, archives and museums in 171 countries.FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL RESOURCESA large, educated workforce, combined with superior research capabilities and a strong corporate foundation has allowed theColumbus Region to become one of the fastest growing innovation and technology hubs in the nation. Organizations likeTechColumbus have recently helped Columbus achieve its position as the “No. 1 up-and-coming tech city in the United States,”according to Forbes in 2008.TECHCOLUMBUS• A world-class technology incubator that provides funding, guidance, and other resources to create new companies andstrengthen existing businesses.• A catalyst for technology-driven economic development in the Columbus Region, TechColumbus helps to connect theRegion’s technology assets.• TechColumbus membership includes more than 700 tech-based and tech-enabled businesses in the Region, representingover 175,000 employees.OHIO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER (OSC)• OSC provides a reliable high-performance computing and communications infrastructure for a diverse, statewide/regionalcommunity including education, academic research, industry and state government.• With more than two decades of innovation and service, today OSC is a fully scalable center with mid-range machines tomatch those found at the National Science Foundation centers and labs across the nation.
  • 28. FACTBOOK 28SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS CORPORATION (SCITECH)• A state-of-the-art research park located on The Ohio State University campuslinking world-class academic technical expertise with cutting-edge commercialtechnology-based innovation.• SciTech consists of almost 500,000 square feet of office, laboratory, manufacturing andwarehouse space which provides research and development opportunities for both newand existing high technology companies in the Region.• At its completion, SciTech will contain over one million square feet of floor space for anestimated 2,000 on-site workers.OHIO TECHANGELS• Provides investment capital for commercialization of innovations in IT, advanced materialsand medical technology.EDISON TECHNOLOGY CENTERSThe Columbus Region contains three of Ohio’s six Edison Technology Centers, which provideproduct and process innovation and commercialization services to both established and early-stage technology-based businesses:• BioOhio: Statewide center focused on promoting bio-life sciences industry in Ohio,including pharmaceutical and medical device development. Principal efforts are inassisting small- to medium-sized entrepreneurial organizations by developing andcommercializing bio-life sciences technology.• Edison Welding Institute: An internationally recognized membership-based organizationthat is focused on materials joining technology. EWI conducts research and developmentfor both industry and government.• PolymerOhio: Networking group committed to the global competitiveness and growthof Ohio’s polymer industry. Members include Ohio polymer companies, leading polymeracademic agencies and service providers.TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTER INC.• Established by The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, TRC is a world-leadingprovider of vehicular testing services, providing R&D and compliance and certification testingfor vehicles and components for crash testing, emissions testing, dynamic testing anddurability testing.• Part of its 4,500 acres in East Liberty is a track used by Honda, which owns TRC, to test safety,durability and fuel efficiency for its vehicles.
  • 29. FACTBOOK 29COST OF DOING BUSINESSTAXESSources: Ohio Department of Development; Competitiveness of state and local business taxes on new investment,Ernst & Young, 2011; Location Matters, Tax Foundation, 2012STATES WITH LOWEST EFFECTIVE TAXRATE ON NEW INVESTMENTRANK STATE INDEX1 Maine 3.0%2 Oregon 3.8%3 OHIO 4.4%4 Wisconsin 4.5%5 Illinois 4.6%6 Virginia 5.4%7 New Hampshire 5.4%8 Delaware 5.7%9 Wyoming 5.8%10 Minnesota 6.0%OHIO RANKING FOR TOTAL EFFECTIVETAX RATE BY BUSINESS FACILITY TYPEFACILITY TYPE NEW EXISTINGOverall 3 5Corporate HQ 9 7R&D Facility 10 12Call Center 10 17Distribution Center 1 35Capital-IntensiveManufacturing 3 6Labor-IntensiveManufacturing3 12OHIO’S TAX REFORMOLD TAX STRUCTURECURRENT TAXSTRUCTURECORPORATE INCOME /FRANCHISE TAXTax rate of 8.5 percent on net incomeover $50,000OR4.0 mills on corporate net worthTAX ELIMINATEDCOMMERCIAL ACTIVITY TAX NoneTax rate of 0.26 percent on incomein excess of $1 millionSALES AND USE TAX Top tax rate of 6.0 percent Top tax rate of 5.5 percentPERSONAL PROPERTY TAXMedian state tax rate of $1.6002per $100 of market valueTAX ELIMINATEDREAL PROPERTY TAXMedian state tax rate of $1.7003per $100 of market valueMedian state tax rate of $1.7915 per $100 ofmarket value. Eliminated 10 percent tax rollbackon business propertyPERSONAL INCOME TAXTop tax rate of 7.5 percent onincome over $200,000Top tax rate of 5.925 percent onincome over $204,200
  • 30. FACTBOOK 30STATES WITH NO CORPORATE INCOME TAXNOTE: The effective state and local tax rates (taxes divided by before-tax income) on new capital investments are calculated for four selected manufacturingindustries (food processing, pharmaceuticals, electronic components and motor vehicles) and three service industries (information services, computerservices, and research and development). The representative firms are multi-state companies selling primarily in regional, national and international markets.The included state and local taxes are those imposed directly on a company’s new capital investments (machinery, plant and equipment): corporate incomeand net worth taxes, property taxes, the sales tax imposed on the purchases of capital equipment and structures, and the Commercial Activity Tax. The taxparameters for each state are based on the tax features scheduled to be in effect by 2010, the year that Ohio’s tax changes are fully effective.STATE BUSINESS TAX BURDEN (COMPANY WITH $5M IN SALES, 50% IN-STATE/50% OUT-OF-STATE)NOTE: Total sales (i.e., net gross receipts) of $5,000,000; expected profit margin of 5.0 percent, with 50 percent of sales in-state and 50 percentof sales to out-of-state customers; purchase of $1,500,000 in personal property (required for State of Michigan tax calculations).EFFECTIVE TAX RATE ON NEW CAPITAL INVESTMENT (COMPARISON OF LOGISTICS SITES)NOTE: In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Development’s Policy Research and Strategic Planning Office conducted a comparative analysis to estimateactual tax costs for a sample of logistics sites in the Midwest region. The analysis included various relevant state and local taxes, including sales and use tax,income tax, property tax and business tax. Key assumptions for each site include $34 million in capital investment, a workforce of 51 full-time employees witha combined payroll of $1.4 million per year, C-corporation status for the business, and locational sales of $4.8 to $7.3 million per year of sales to out-of-statecustomers; purchase of $1,500,000 in personal property (required for State of Michigan tax calculations).OHIOKentuckyIndianaPennslyvaniaWest VirginiaMichigan$13,425.00$4,050.00$15,747.50$17,786.00$19,987.00$28,676.00Sources: Ohio Department of Development, Logistics Tax Comparison Study, 2011; Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council 2012OHIO – (Rickenbacker)Illinois – NapervilleIllinois – Orland ParkIndiana – IndianapolisKentucky – LouisvillePennsylvania – PennsburyPennsylvania – PittsburghTennessee – Memphis1.66%1.78%1.94%2.11%1.66%1.82%1.82%2.07%
  • 31. WORKFORCE COST FACTORSPRIVATE SECTOR WORKFORCE UNIONIZATION RATEUNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TAX COSTOhio has a cost of $341.58 per employee, below the national average of $439.66.WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PREMIUM RATESFACTBOOK 315.14.13.82.76.97.78.510.010.410.4 10.6AtlantaMemphisOmahaDenverMinneapolisLosAngelesChicagoDetroitLousivilleSt.Louis10.9SeattleMichiganFloridaOHIOGeorgiaNorth CarolinaKentuckyTennesseePennsylvaniaIllinois$1.73$1.82$1.84$1.88$1.90$1.96$2.02$2.15$2.83GeorgiaIndianaKentuckyOHIOU.S. AverageNorth CarolinaNevadaPennsylvaniaMichigan$212.99$300.16$319.10$341.58$439.66$452.90$488.06$520.43$523.26Sources: Unionstats 2010-2012 3-year average; 2012 Oregon Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary;Unemployment Insurance Opportunity Report, October 2012
  • 32. FACTBOOK 32REAL ESTATE AND UTILITIESCOST PER SQUARE FOOT: DOWNTOWN CLASS A OFFICE$22.85$22.65$21.39$19.48$24.28$23.78$29.98$31.48$36.12$36.85 $37.25$45.85$53.80$68.99CharlotteNashvilleAtlantaPhoenixOrlandoDenverSeattleLosAngelesHoustonChicagoBostonWashington,D.C.NewYork–MidtownSources: Colliers International, Q3 2012; U.S. Energy Information AdministrationStates with electricityretail choice programsStates with gas and electricityretail choice programsStates with gasretail choice programsIn 2001, the Ohio state legislaturepassed bill that resulted in the OhioElectric Choice Program. This programdrives competition in the energy mar-ketplace, providing businesses with achoice in how they spend their moneyon electricity. Likewise, businessesmay choose the provider of theirgas under the Natural Gas CustomerChoice Program.OHIO ELECTRICAND NATURAL GASCHOICE PROGRAMS
  • 33. FACTBOOK 33Sources: Site Selection Magazine, November 2012; Corporate Knights, June 2012; Forbes, June 2012BUSINESS CLIMATEFORBES BEST PLACES FOR BUSINESS AND CAREERSRANK METRO AREA COST OF DOING BUSINESS JOB GROWTH PROJECTED EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT1 Provo, UT 33 30 282 Raleigh, NC 29 15 133 Fort Collins, CO 66 23 64 Des Moines, IA 37 35 545 Denver, CO 130 45 186 Ogden, UT 27 39 737 Lincoln, NE 9 28 398 Dallas, TX 160 18 439 Austin, TX 165 3 1610 Nashville, TN 32 41 7911 Omaha, NE 50 36 4512 Oklahoma City, OK 17 24 10913 San Antonio, TX 21 11 13014 Durham, NC 94 31 1115 Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 108 16 11516 Seattle, WA 161 53 1417 Asheville, NC 10 67 8218 Charlotte, NC 92 40 5219 Fayetteville, AR 40 59 13320 Houston, TX 185 8 9921 Atlanta, GA 96 122 3622 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 156 104 2023 San Francisco, CA 197 76 524 79 65 4925 Cambridge, MA 198 37 4TOP STATE BUSINESSCLIMATE RANKINGSRANK STATE1 North Carolina2 OHIO3 Texas4 Georgia5 Virginia6 Alabama7 Louisiana8 Tennessee9 South Carolina10 FloridaTHE GREENEST CITIES IN AMERICARANK CITY SCORE RANK CITY SCORE1 Portland 35 8 Chicago 311 San Francisco 35 8 Minneapolis 311 Seattle 35 8 Philadelphia 314 Denver 33 8 Phoenix 315 Albuquerque 32 8 Sacramento 315 Charlotte 325 Oakland 328 31SCORES ARE OUT OF 38
  • 34. FACTBOOK 34Situated in the middle of the State of Ohio, the Columbus Region has a rich and varied climate. Exposed equally to air fromCanada and the tropics, Columbus enjoys seasonal variability with cold winters and warm, humid summers.PRECIPITATION• Columbus is favored with a balanced rainfall throughout the year. Each month averages at least two inches of rainfall,while none average more than five.• Located outside of the Midwestern lake effect Snow Belt, Columbus receives on average 28.4 in of snow annually incomparison to 38.8 in Chicago and 59.3 in Cleveland.• Columbus enjoys a broad June through September peak in sunshine and relatively cloud-free conditions, each monthreceiving slightly more than 60 percent of maximum possible sunshine.LOW RISK OF NATURAL DISASTERS• The Columbus Region is located outside major U.S. earthquake, hurricane, volcano and tsunami zones.• Any severe weather typically includes occasional tornadoes, hail, high winds and winter storms.• Severe droughts and floods are a rare occurrence for the city. While flooding does occur occasionally, it is restrictedto lowland areas as most rainfalls can be handled effectively by area stream and river basins. Droughts in Ohiooccur on average two times per decade.WEATHER FACTS• July is the average warmest month.• The highest recorded temperature was 102 degrees F in 1954.• The average coolest month is January.• The lowest recorded temperature was -28 degrees F in 1994.• The maximum average precipitation occurs in July.TOPOGRAPHIC FEATURES• The Columbus Region lies in between the vast flat rolling terrain of the west and north and the majestic foothills of theAppalachian Mountains in the southern and eastern portions of the state. This provides residents with access to a varietyof seasonal outdoor recreational options including boating and hiking in the summer and snow skiing in the winter. In fact,the Metro Parks system comprises 16 natural area parks with a combined 25,000 acres of land and water in seven CentralOhio counties.WEATHER AND CLIMATECOLUMBUS MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARYMONTH DAILY MAX TEMP. F° DAILY MIN TEMP. F° MEAN TEMP. F° PRECIP. (INCHES)January 36.2 20.3 28.3 2.53February 40.5 23.5 32.0 2.20March 51.7 32.2 42.0 2.89April 62.9 41.2 52.0 3.25May 73.3 51.8 62.6 3.88June 81.6 60.7 71.2 4.08July 85.3 64.9 75.1 4.62August 83.8 63.2 73.5 3.72September 77.1 55.9 66.5 2.92October 65.4 44.0 54.7 2.31November 52.4 34.9 43.7 3.19December 41.0 25.9 33.5 2.93Annual 62.6 43.2 52.9 38.52Sources: NOAA National Climatic Data Center, 30 year Averages; NOAA National Climatic Data Center; Weather.com
  • 35. * Degree day data are used to estimate amounts of energy required to maintain comfortable indoor temperature levels. Daily values are computed fromeach day’s mean temperature (max + min/2). Each degree that a day’s mean temperature is below or above 65 degrees Fahrenheit is counted as one heat-ing or cooling degree day. These measurements can help relate each day’s temperatures to the energy required to heat and cool buildings and can be veryhelpful in understanding and comparing electric usage.For example, if the low temperature for a day was 40° and the high temperature was 70°(40° + 70° = 110°), the average was 55° (110°/2 = 55°).This average is 10 degrees colder than 65°, so this day had 10 heating degree-days.Any average daily temperature below 65° would represent a heating degree-day, because you would operate the heater to offset the colder weather.FACTBOOK 35CLIMATE AND THE ECONOMY• Due to its location and atmospheric conditions, Ohio is a water-rich state, providing resources for commerce, agricultureand recreation. The state boasts 74 state parks, 34 with marinas and 60,000 miles of streams. Lake Erie lies along 262miles of its northern border and the Ohio River spans 436 miles of the southern border. A great beneficiary of Ohio’s waterrich environment is agriculture. Corn and soybeans are the top Ohio crops, followed by dairy products, greenhouse andnursery products. Ohio leads the country in egg and cheese production and ranks among the top state producers offlowers, especially poinsettias. Other crops include: winter wheat, hay, tomatoes for processing, apples, grapes, sweet corn,mushrooms, maple syrup and more. Ohio also harvests and exports a significant amount of its hardwood forests in thesoutheastern hills.COLUMBUS HEATING ANDCOOLING DEGREE DAYS*MONTH HEATINGDEGREEDAYSCOOLINGDEGREEDAYSJanuary 1,154 0February 940 0March 731 2April 415 9May 152 61June 27 198July 3 305August 7 254September 80 109October 347 12November 654 1December 982 0Annual 5,492 951MINNEAPOLIS HEATING ANDCOOLING DEGREE DAYSMONTH HEATINGDEGREEDAYSCOOLINGDEGREEDAYSJanuary 1,616 0February 1,273 0March 1,034 0April 560 4May 222 41June 44 146July 7 259August 20 190September 178 56October 516 3November 978 0December 1,428 0Annual 7,876 699AUSTIN HEATING ANDCOOLING DEGREE DAYSMONTH HEATINGDEGREEDAYSCOOLINGDEGREEDAYSJanuary 475 7February 319 18March 163 59April 44 147May 2 323June 0 495July 0 605August 0 610September 2 439October 32 207November 205 51December 406 13Annual 1,648 2,974Other cities for comparison:Sources: NOAA National Climatic Data Center, 30 year Averages; NOAA National Climatic Data Center, Climate of Ohio Report
  • 36. TAX CREDITS AND ABATEMENTSJOB CREATION TAX CREDITThe Job Creation Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit to companies creating at least 25 full-time jobs within three years in Ohio.The minimum may be reduced to at least ten full-time jobs if they are high wage. The tax credit is measured as a percentage of thestate income tax withholdings for all new employees hired under the program, and is applied toward the company’s commercial ac-tivity tax liability. Should the amount of the credit exceed the company’s commercial activity tax liability for any given year, the dif-ference is refunded. A business must apply for the credit before committing to the project. Applicants must be approved throughthe Ohio Tax Credit Authority before hiring begins.OHIO ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAMThe Ohio Enterprise Zone Program provides real property tax incentives for businesses that expand or relocate in Ohio. Toestablish an Enterprise Zone, a municipality or county must apply to the Director of Development for certification. To securebenefits, businesses must apply to the local community. Certain qualifying businesses may be eligible for additional benefits.COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREASThe Community Reinvestment Areas provide companies locating in a designated Community Reinvestment Area an exemptionof up to 100 percent of improvement value for up to 15 years on real property taxes. To be eligible, a company must make anagreement with the local community prior to going forward with the qualifying project.FINANCINGRESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT LOANThe Research and Development Investment Loan Fund provides loan financing between $500,000 and $5 million for projectsprimarily engaging in research and development activity. Rates are fixed (at- or below-market rates) with other loan terms similarto those of commercial bank financing. Companies receive a dollar-for-dollar, non-refundable Ohio commercial activity tax creditfor principal and interest payments made during the year up to $150,000 during the loan term.RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT TAX CREDITThe Research and Development Investment Tax Credit provides a non-refundable tax credit up to seven percent for qualifiedresearch and development expenses. Qualifying expenses fit into two categories: in-house research expenses, and contractedresearch expenses. Any unused portion of a tax credit may be carried forward for up to seven years.OHIO ENTERPRISE BOND FUNDThe Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund provides revenue bond financing through an S&P rated fund, whereby proceeds from the sale ofbonds are loaned to companies for fixed-rate, long-term capital asset financing. Rates are market-driven and fixed prior to funding.Loan terms range between 7 to 10 years for equipment and 15 to 20 years for real estate. Up to $10 million in financing is availablethrough the program.166 DIRECT LOANThe 166 Direct Loan provides loans for land and building acquisition, construction, expansion, or renovation, and equipmentpurchases for eligible businesses. The program provides low-interest loans up to 40 percent not to exceed $1.5 million.REGIONAL 166 DIRECT LOANThe Regional 166 Direct Loan provides loans for land and building acquisition, construction, expansion, or renovation, andequipment purchases for eligible businesses. Regional economic development agencies administer the program. It provideslow-interest loans up to 75 percent collateral value, not to exceed $500,000.INNOVATION OHIO LOAN FUNDThe Innovation Ohio Loan Fund provides loans for acquisition, construction, and related capital costs of technology, facilities, andequipment purchases. The fund was created to assist existing Ohio companies in developing next-generation products and serviceswithin the state’s Industry Sectors up to 75 percent ranging from $500,000 to $1.5 million.FACTBOOK 36INCENTIVES
  • 37. FACTBOOK 37GRANTSROADWORK DEVELOPMENT (629)Roadwork Development (629) funds are available for public roadway improvements, including engineering and design costs.Funds are available for projects primarily involving manufacturing, research and development, high technology, corporateheadquarters and distribution activity. Projects must create or retain jobs. Grants are reimbursable and provided to a localjurisdiction and require local participation.WORKFORCE TRAINING GRANTThe Workforce Training Grant supports companies that are making investments in facilities, equipment, and training thatresult in the retention and creation of jobs for Ohioans. The program provides reimbursable financial support to employers fortraining, paying for a portion of instructor salaries, materials, travel and special needs.OTHERCLEAN OHIO REVITALIZATION FUNDThe Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund is a key financial component to helping a community build economic capacity by providingfunding for Brownfield redevelopment. Brownfield redevelopment allows a community to reclaim and improve its lands, makingproperty viable for new development. Grants are made through a competitive process that includes local evaluation.BROWNFIELD REVOLVING LOAN FUNDThe Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund, Ohio, offers this program that offers below market rate loans to assist with theremediation of a Brownfield property to return the property to a productive economic use in the community.VOLUME CAPVolume Cap provides a federal tax benefit by allowing eligible issuers to issue tax exempt Private Activity Bonds up to a statelimit known as the “Volume Cap.” The State of Ohio’s allocation of Volume Cap is determined annually by the Internal RevenueService on a per capita basis, and may be used for projects consisting of multi-family housing, single-family housing, exemptfacilities, manufacturing and student loan bonds.
  • 38. FACTBOOK 38Located in the heart of the Midwest, the Columbus Region provides easy access to majornational and global markets. In fact, Inbound Logistics recently ranked Columbus as oneof the nation’s logistics hotspots in 2010. The Region’s transportation infrastructureallows the cost-effective delivery of products and services anywhere at any time.Central Ohio is located within a 10-hour drive or one-hour flight of nearly half thepopulation of the U.S.HIGHWAYS AND ROADSTRANSPORTATION & COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKRANK CITY GOOD1 Atlanta 84%2 Jacksonville 74%3 Orlando 70%4 Phoenix 67%5 Dayton 64%6 Nashville 62%7 Tampa-St. Petersburg 62%8 Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 61%9 60%10 Miami 56%U.S. Urban Road Average 34%RANK CITY POOR1 Jacksonville 1%2 Atlanta 1%3 Tampa-St.Petersburg 2%4 Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 4%5 5%6 Bakersfield 5%7 Miami 6%8 Salt Lake City 7%9 Nashville 7%10 Orlando 7%U.S. Urban Road Average 24%CLEVELANDDETROITINDIANAPOLISCHICAGOLOUISVILLEPITTSBURGHCINCINNATIATLANTAST. LOUIS807590809064708071COLUMBUS 70777764756540250 miles 400 km500 miles 800 kmRICHMONDTORONTOCrossed by eight major interstate highways, the Columbus Region has easysouthbound access through the Mid-Atlantic states to the Southeast. The Region’seast-west corridors traverse the country from coast to coast and into the Rockies.Interstate access also provides major benefits to in-state commerce with easy travelpossible from any market in the state to another.Cities (>500,000 population) with the HighestPercentage of Roads in Good ConditionCities (>500,000 population) with theLowest Percentage of Roads in Poor ConditionSource: Tripnet Urban Roads Report, September 2010
  • 39. FACTBOOK 39PORT COLUMBUSPort Columbus International Airport flies to 32 destination airports withover 140 daily flights. In the 12 months ending in September 2012, itserved more than 6.3 million passengers. The Port Columbus MasterPlan demonstrates capacity for future expansion and improvements toaccommodate beyond 10 million passengers per year.BUSINESS TRAVEL AMENITIES• Valet parking• Free wi-fi• USB and power outlets• Business center and meeting roomsRICKENBACKER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTRickenbacker International Airport is a high-speed, international, multi-modallogistics hub and strategically planned cargo complex that serves severalkey business segments, including international airfreight, cargo airlines,freight forwarders, logistics companies, e-tailers, corporate aviationbusinesses, manufacturers, and distributors.Located just 10 miles south of Columbus, Rickenbacker containstwo 12,000 ft. runways capable of handling any aircraft in the world.Rickenbacker gives businesses a key competitive advantage for gainingaccess to the global marketplace.AIRMAJOR AIRPORTS IN THE COLUMBUS REGIONAIRPORTS IN THE COLUMBUS REGIONPRIMARY AIRPORT1. Port Columbus InternationalCOMMERCIAL SERVICES – NON-PRIMARY2. Rickenbacker InternationalRELIEVER AIRPORTS3. Bolton Field4. The Ohio State UniversityGENERAL AVIATION AIRPORTS5. Bellefontaine Regional6. Delaware Municipal7. Fairfield County (Lancaster)8. Knox County Regional9. Madison County (London)10. Marion Municipal11. Morrow County (Mount Gilead)12. Newark-Heath (Newark)13. Pickaway County Memorial (Circleville)14. Union County (Marysville)
  • 40. FACTBOOK 40NONSTOP FLIGHT DESTINATIONS
  • 41. FACTBOOK 41FREIGHT RAIL AND PORT ACCESSCLEVELANDDETROITINDIANAPOLISCHICAGOLOUISVILLEPITTSBURGHNORFOLKCOLUMBUSCINCINNATIRickenbackerIntermodal YardNORFOLKBALTIMOREWASHINGTON, D.C.WILMINGTONRickenbackerIntermodal YardCLEVELANDDETROITINDIANAPOLISLOUISVILLEPITTSBURGHCOLUMBUSCINCINNATIMAP – HEARTLAND AND NATIONAL GATEWAY CORRIDORSThe new Heartland Corridor allows double-stacked freight trains to travel directly fromthe Port of Virginia (Norfolk International Terminals) to a state-of-the-art intermodalfacility located at Rickenbacker International Airport in Franklin County.The National Gateway Corridor provides the Columbus Region additional port connections inBaltimore, MD, and Wilmington, NC, an advantage for gaining access to the global marketplace.
  • 42. FACTBOOK 42FOREIGN TRADE ZONE #138 AND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTUREFTZ #138 is comprised of six pre-designated Magnet Sites with the main site encompassing industrial parks surroundingRickenbacker International Airport. In addition, FTZ #138 is able to provide FTZ designation to any site located within a25-county service area in Central Ohio.
  • 43. FACTBOOK 43OARnet, a multidisciplinary research center of OSU, operates a 1,850+ mile fiber optic network around Ohiowith speeds recently upgraded to 100 Gbps.FIBER NETWORKCOLUMBUS REGION FIBER MAPLATENCY STUDY MAPAccording to CBRE, Columbus has become a data center hub for retail, finance and other sectors due to low to mediumlatencies and lower total cost of ownership.Source: CBRE, Special Report: Data Centers - Latency Impact, August 2012PhoenixLos AngelesSan FranciscoSilicon ValleySeattleChicagoDetroitTorontoSt. LouisClevelandBostonNew YorkNorthern NJPhiladelphiaNorthern VAWashington, D.C.CharlotteMiamiLegend: Latency ChartAvg < 5.0Avg < 10.0Avg < 15.0Avg < 20.0Avg < 25.0Avg < 30.0Avg < 35.0Avg < 40.0Avg > 40.0HoustonDallas500 Mi/805 KmAtlantaNashvilleCincinnatiKansas CityToledoAkronPittsburghDenver Dayton
  • 44. FACTBOOK 44QUALITY OF LIFEHIGHLIGHTS• Wide range of entertainment and recreation options• The No. 1 ranked zoo, public library and science museum in the nation• Affordable housing market, diverse housing communities• Commute time below the national average• Healthcare providers among the best in the country• Cost of living well below other metro areasFESTIVALS & EVENTSJANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL- Central Ohio Home &Garden Show- Arnold SportsFestivalMAY JUNE JULY AUGUST- Ohioana BookFestival- Asian Festival- Komen Racefor the Cure- Columbus Arts Festival- Creekside Blues &Jazz Festival- Juneteenth Celebration- Worthington Art Festival- German Village Hausund Garten Tour- Columbus Pride Festival- Red, White &Boom!- Jazz & Rib Fest- Ohio State Fair- Dublin IrishFestival- Festival Latino- ReynoldsburgTomato FestivalSEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER- Greek Festival- India Festival- ColumbusOktoberfest- MarionPopcornFestival- Columbus Italian Festival- Columbus Marathon- Circleville Pumpkin Show- HighBall Halloween- All American QuarterHorse Congress- ColumbusInternationalFestival- Columbus JewishFilm Festival- First NightColumbusMAJOR SPORTING EVENTSArnold Sports Festival MarColumbus Blue Jackets (NHL) Oct-AprColumbus Clippers (AAA baseball) Apr-SepColumbus Crew (MLS) Mar-OctHonda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio AugMemorial Tournament (PGA) JunThe Ohio State University(NCAA sports)Aug-May(varying)ARTS & CULTURAL ATTRACTIONSBallet MetCATCOCenter of Science and Industry (COSI)Columbus Jazz OrchestraColumbus Museum of ArtColumbus Symphony OrchestraColumbus Zoo and AquariumFranklin Park ConservatoryThe Kings Arts ComplexLincoln TheatreOhio Historical CenterOhio TheatreOlentangy Indian CavernsOpera ColumbusPalace TheatreShort North Arts DistrictWexner Center for the Arts
  • 45. FACTBOOK 45METRO PARKSThe Metro Parks were established in 1945 toacquire and protect land proximate to thecity of Columbus. Today, the Metro Parkssystem comprises 16 natural area parks witha combined 25,000 acres of land and waterin seven Central Ohio counties.FIGURE 3A. METRO PARK MAP
  • 46. FACTBOOK 46COST OF LIVINGCOST OF LIVING INDEX METRO AREAS (U.S. = 100)PERCENT OF HOMES AFFORDABLE FOR MEDIAN INCOME, METRO AREAS, Q3 2012St. LouisCharlotteAustinAtlantaSalt Lake CityPittsburghPhoenixDetroitClevelandDenverMinneapolisBaltimoreChicagoBoston89.289.693.794.495.095.795.796.098.9101.9105.1110.8118.0118.6142.8DENVER LOUISVILLE HOUSTON CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCOMEDIAN SALESPRICE ($000) 140 240 139 171 185 659AFFORDABILITYRANK (OUT OF225 METROS)118 153 85 191 172 224Sources: American Chamber of Commerce Research Association (ACCRA), 2012; National Association of Home Builders, Q3 201278.1% 84.4% 70.5%31.4%81.6% 74.3%
  • 47. FACTBOOK 47U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S 2012-2013 HONOR ROLLHOSPITALSNO. OF SPECIALTIESNATIONALLY RANKEDNO. OF SPECIALTIESHIGH-PERFORMINGVOhio State University Wexner Medical Center 10 3Grant Medical Center-Ohio Health 2 10Riverside Methodist Hospital-Ohio Health 1 11Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital 1 -Doctors Hospital - 1Mount Carmel East and West Hospitals - 1Mount Carmel St. Anns - 1COLUMBUS REGION HOSPITAL ADMISSIONSRANK2011ADMISSIONSBUSINESS NAMEPATIENT SERVICESREVENUEEMPLOYEES1 92,091 OhioHealth $2.6 billion 14,0252 64,667 Mount Carmel Health System $1.1 billion 7,9613 60,456 Ohio State University Health System $1.7 billion 8,3004 20,434 Nationwide Childrens Hospital $770.0 million 7,4725 10,429 Fairfield Medical Center $20.6 million 1,8206 7,843 Licking Memorial Health Systems $151.5 million 1,5787 6,774 Maryhaven $15.1 million 2708 3,076 Berger Health System $69.0 million 5649 2,459 Memorial Hospital of Union County $67.8 million 579COLUMBUS REGION MAJOR HOSPITALS, NUMBER OF BEDSOhio State University HospitalRiverside Methodist HospitalMount Carmel WestNationwide Children’s HospitalGrant Medical CenterMount Carmel Saint Ann’sLicking Memorial HospitalOSU Arthur G. James Cancer HospitalTwin Valley Behavioral HealthcareFairfield Medical CenterSelect Specialty HospitalMarion General HospitalDoctors Hospital951771721451383256227226224216186171170HEALTHCARESources: American Hospital Directory, data retrieved 12/14/12; Columbus Business First, Book of Lists 2012; OneSource; U.S. News & World Report, July 2012Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of only 12 children’s hospitals around thecountry on U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-2013 Honor Roll.
  • 48. 7 U.S. CITIES WITH THE BIGGESTBANG FOR YOUR BUCKRANK CITY1 Omaha2 St. Louis3 Dallas45 Houston6 Tucson7 RaleighFACTBOOK 48CITIES WITH HIGHEST INCOMESADJUSTED FOR COST OF LIVINGMETRO AREA ADJUSTED INCOMEHouston $61,581San Jose $59,838Detroit $57,016Memphis $55,908Dallas $55,564Charlotte $54,816Cincinnati $54,580Austin $54,393Seattle $53,874$53,691TOP 10 BEST CITIES FOR FEMALEENTREPRENEURSRANK CITY1 New York2 Houston3 Dallas4 Washington, D.C.5 Atlanta6 San Francisco78 Denver9 Philadelphia10 San Diego2012 BEST CITIES FORWORKING MOTHERSRANK CITY12 New Orleans3 Hartford4 Cincinnati5 Providence6 Birmingham7 Cleveland8 Richmond9 Buffalo10 LouisvilleINTELLIGENT COMMUNITIESFORUM TOP7CITYOulu, FinlandStratford, CanadaTaichung City, TaiwanTallinn, EstoniaTaoyuan County, TaiwanToronto, CanadaBEST CITY FOR RECENTCOLLEGE GRADUATESRANK CITY1 Boston, Massachusetts2 Seattle, Washington3 Denver, Colorado4 Baltimore, Maryland5 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania6 Washington, D.C.78 Austin, Texas9 Washington, D.C.10 San Francisco, CATOP 10 BIG CITIES FORHOMEOWNERSHIPRANK CITY1 Fort Worth, TX2 Charlotte, NC3 San Antonio, TX4 El Paso, TX5 Jacksonville, FL6 Austin, TX7 Phoenix, AZ8 Indianapolis, IN9 Denver, CO10U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S TOP U.S. HIGH SCHOOLSIN COLUMBUS REGIONRANK SCHOOL CITY120 Bexley High School Bexley156 Dublin Jerome High School Dublin216 Olentangy Liberty High School Powell244 Upper Arlington High School Upper Arlington256 Olentangy High School Lewis Center410 Dublin Coffman High School Dublin583 Dublin Scioto High School Dublin659 New Albany High School New AlbanySources: Forbes, July 2012, October 2012; Fiscal Times, October 2012; U.S. News & World Report, 2012 Best High Schools
  • 49. FACTBOOK 49THE COLUMBUS REGION IS GUIDED BY COLUMBUS 2020, AN AGGRESSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY.Columbus 2020 is an economic development organization representing the 11-county Columbus Region, an area ranked as a toplocation for business. Columbus 2020 works in collaboration with state and local partners to offer comprehensive services tocompanies evaluating the area.Our team leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academicinstitutions, logistics infrastructure and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainablefuture for Central Ohio.GOALS TO ACHIEVE BY THE YEAR 2020:• Add 150,000 net new jobs• Increase personal per capita income by 30 percent• Add eight billion dollars of capital investment• Be recognized as a national leader in economic developmentTHE PLAN:• Retain and expand the companies and industries that call the Columbus Region home today• Attract major employers to establish operations in the Columbus Region• Create more commercial enterprises by leveraging research assets and entrepreneurs• Improve civic infrastructure and political conditions that enhance the economic development environmentColumbus 2020ABOUT US
  • 50. FACTBOOK 50THE Columbus 2020 TEAMKENNY MCDONALD, CECD, CHIEF ECONOMIC OFFICER614-225-6060 | KM@COLUMBUSREGION.COMKenny McDonald, CEcD, serves as the primary leader of all economic development and business attraction efforts. His previous experienceincludes seven years as the executive vice president of the Charlotte Regional Partnership as well as leadership positions at the AlbuquerqueEconomic Development Corporation, Fluor Daniels Global Locations Strategies and the Savannah Economic Development Authority. McDonaldreceived his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Dickinson State University and a Master of Public Administrationdegree from Georgia Southern University.BECKY BLATT, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF ECONOMIC OFFICER614-225-6067 | BB@COLUMBUSREGION.COMBecky Blatt joined Columbus 2020 in January 2012 and serves as executive assistant to the chief economic officer. Prior to joining Columbus2020 Blatt worked for the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission and spent seven years as the Associate Director of the Conway Center for FamilyBusiness in Columbus. She understands the economic impact family-owned businesses have on the Columbus Region as well as the value artsand culture play in making communities desirable places to work, live and visit. During her career, Blatt has worked for SSTI, Columbus UrbanGrowth Corporation, the Ohio Department of Development and the Ohio House of Representatives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree inPublic Administration from Miami University.MATT MCCOLLISTER, VICE PRESIDENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT614-225-6953 | MM@COLUMBUSREGION.COMMatt McCollister joined Columbus 2020 in November 2010 as vice president of economic development. McCollister brings more than14 years of regional economic development experience to the team. Prior to Columbus 2020 McCollister served as vice president of EconomicDevelopment for the Columbus Chamber and as Business Development Manager for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce.McCollister earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and English from the University of South Carolina and graduated from the University ofOklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.PATTY HUDDLE, VICE PRESIDENT, EXISTING BUSINESS SOLUTIONS614-225-6065 | PATTY_HUDDLE@COLUMBUS.ORGPatty Huddle joined the Columbus 2020 team in September 2011 as vice president, existing business solutions. In her capacity as vice president,she will be responsible for leading initiatives to retain and expand businesses in the 11-county Columbus Region. Huddle has extensive economicdevelopment experience. Prior to joining Columbus 2020 she held positions at TechSolve, the Ohio Department of Development and theCity of Upper Arlington, where she served as Deputy City Manager – Economic Development. Huddle earned a bachelor’s degree in BusinessAdministration/International Business from The Ohio State University. She is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional and hasbeen active in numerous economic development-related associations.DEBORAH SCHERER, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL MARKETS614-225-6096 | DS@COLUMBUSREGION.COMDeborah Scherer brings more than 15 years of global business development experience from the private and public sectors. Prior to joiningColumbus 2020, Scherer was the director of the Ohio Department of Development’s Global Markets Division and an International Sales Managerfor a private capital equipment manufacturer. Scherer is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and holds a Bachelor of Businessdegree from Ohio University with areas of concentration in International Business, Marketing and Spanish.MATT MCQUADE, DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, NORTH AMERICA614-225-6920 | MMQ@COLUMBUSREGION.COMMatt McQuade is responsible for identifying new business attraction opportunities in targeted North American markets and sectors. Prior tojoining the Columbus 2020 team in January 2011, McQuade managed the Ohio Business Development Coalition’s sales strategy, which includeda sales force consisting of 20 of Ohio’s largest economic development organizations. He holds Master of Public Administration and Bachelor ofArts degrees from The Ohio State University.JUSTIN BICKLE, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER614-225-6083 | JB@COLUMBUSREGION.COMJustin Bickle joined the Columbus 2020 team in November 2010 as senior project manager. Previously, Bickle spent seven years with economicdevelopment organizations at the city, county and regional level in both Ohio and Texas. Most recently, he served as manager of economicdevelopment at the Columbus Chamber. Bickle holds a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in history and political science, as well as a Masterof Public Administration & International Affairs, both from Bowling Green State University. He is also a recent graduate of the University ofOklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.KATIE HAMILTON, PROJECT MANAGER614-225-6945 | KMH@COLUMBUSREGION.COMKatie Murphy Hamilton joined the Columbus 2020 team in November 2010 as project manager, Economic Development. Prior to joiningColumbus 2020, Hamilton spent three years working with the City of Columbus in both the City Planning Division and the EconomicDevelopment office. Her experience also includes the Columbus Downtown Development Corp. and Capitol South. Hamilton holds a Bachelorof Science in Business Administration from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University with concentrations in both Economics,and Real Estate and Urban Analysis.
  • 51. FACTBOOK 51CHRIS STRAYER, CLIENT SOLUTIONS OFFICER614-225-6905 | CHRIS_STRAYER@COLUMBUS.ORGChris Strayer joined the Columbus 2020 team in November 2011. He is the primary contact for many top executives, business owners andcommunity and government leaders in the Columbus Region. Chris has extensive knowledge in economic development and processes toattract and retain businesses. Chris has economic development experience in positions with the Ohio Department of Development, the City ofCanal Winchester, the Village of Granville and HNTB Corporation. Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree in science from Michigan State University.STEPHANIE I. BOSCO, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR614-225-6935 | SB@COLUMBUSREGION.COMStephanie Bosco joined the Columbus 2020 team in August 2010 as economic development coordinator and administrator for the Mid-OhioDevelopment Exchange. Bosco brings eight years of professional experience from a variety of industries. Previously Bosco held positions inboth membership and economic development at the Columbus Chamber. Earlier in her career, Bosco worked in publishing as an editor forMcGraw-Hill Education and with the public as the van pool coordinator for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. Bosco holds a Bachelorof Arts & Science degree in English Literature from the University of Cincinnati.KARIN REDELBERGER, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR614-225-6088 | KR@COLUMBUSREGION.COMKarin Redelberger joined Columbus 2020 in February 2012. As an economic development coordinator, Redelberger supports Columbus2020’s projects team and connects with local economic development organization professionals, business leaders and government officials.She is a client services professional of 18 years whose previous industry experience includes legal, telecommunications, and higher education.Redelberger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree from the University of Dayton and is currently enrolled in The University ofOklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.BETH HARRINGTON, VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTOR RELATIONS614-225-6951 | BH@COLUMBUSREGION.COMBeth Harrington serves as the primary liaison for current and potential investors to the fundraising effort. Harrington previously enjoyed20 years of experience raising money in a variety of leadership positions for organizations in Nashville, Richmond, San Diego and Houston.Harrington earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University inCorporate Communications.IRENE ALVAREZ, DIRECTOR, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS614-225-6941 | IA@COLUMBUSREGION.COMIrene Alvarez leads the planning, management and execution of all marketing, communications and media relations programs for Columbus2020, with the goal of promoting the Columbus Region on a local, national and international level. She previously led Columbus branding andadvertising initiatives through her work at agency Fahlgren Mortine, and prior to that worked as marketing manager at Experience Columbus.She holds a B.S. in communications from Ohio University.JUNG KIM, RESEARCH DIRECTOR614-225-6913 | JUNG_KIM@COLUMBUS.ORGJung Kim joined the Columbus 2020 team in November 2010 to direct economic and business research. His prior experience includesCommunity Research Partners, a nonprofit research center based in Columbus; the State of New Jersey’s Office of Smart Growth; and StrategicPlanning Advice, an economics and planning consulting firm in the UK. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the UrbanLand Institute. Kim has a Master of Science in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts insociology and urban studies from Northwestern University.JAY KNOX, RESEARCH ANALYST614-225-6937 | JAY_KNOX@COLUMBUS.ORGJay Knox joined the Columbus 2020 team in January 2011 as research analyst. Knox brings market research and Geographic InformationSystems (GIS) experience, including the GIS Department of Ohio Army National Guard, and business research for Nextedge Applied Researchand Technology Park. Knox holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Urban Planning from Wittenberg University and a Master ofGeography degree from The Ohio State University, concentrating in urban geography and GIS.VICTOR THORNE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT614-961-7805 | VT@COLUMBUSREGION.COMVictor Thorne joined the Columbus 2020 team in April 2012 as managing director, strategic development. Thorne began his career at MorganStanley and has consulted for Lucent Technologies’ Supply Chain Networks and Coffou Partners, a retainer-based executive search firm. Hemost recently was a director at TechColumbus and the Ohio TechAngel Funds, the largest angel investment network in North America.JEFF ZIMMERMAN, DIRECTOR, COLUMBUS REGION LOGISTICS COUNCIL614-225-6086 | JEFF_ZIMMERMAN@COLUMBUS.ORGJeff Zimmerman joined the Columbus Chamber of Commerce team in February 2012 as Director, Columbus Region Logistics Council. Hecontributes to Columbus 2020’s initiatives by serving as a staff member to the Council as both administrator, chief advocate and steward ofthe CRLC mission supporting Infrastructure, Workforce, Technology and Business Environment issues. Previously, Jeff held positions as anindependent Business Development consultant, Sales/Operational Leadership roles with Boise Cascade Office Products/ OfficeMax and MooreBusiness Forms. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Buffalo State College and holds a Certified Logistics Associate certificationfrom Columbus State Community College.
  • 52. FACTBOOK 52COMPANY NAME CITY A/E/ER PRODUCT OR SERVICE INVESTMENT ($M) JOBS2Checkout.comGrandviewHeightsE Electronic payment services - 189Accel inc. New Albany ERPackaging company for personalcare and beauty products20.0 231AcuSport Corporation Bellefontaine EOutdoor sporting goods HQ anddistribution3.0 80Algaeventure Systems, Inc. Marysville ER Algal products, filtration 9.0 220American Howa Kentucky Delaware AManufacturer of sun shadesfor automobiles1.8 85Anomatic Corporation New Albany ERManufacturer of anodized caps forpersonal care and beauty products8.7 185Aoki Manufacturing Columbus, Inc. Columbus A Manufacturer of auto parts - 15Ariel Corporation Mount Vernon E Gas compressors 11.5 100Axium Plastics Inc. New Albany AManufacturer of plastic containersfor food, personal care, healthcare,automotive16.0 165Bare Escentuals Beauty, Inc. Groveport A Consumer products 9.4 75The Brickman Group, Ltd. New Albany AOperations center for the landscapecompany0.9 120Cardington YutakaTechnologies, Inc.Cardington E Tier II Honda supplier - 200CitiFund Services Ohio, Inc Columbus E Fund services 2.8 300Closed Loop Refining &Recovery, Inc.Columbus A Electronics recycling 2.0 55Columbia Gas of Ohio Columbus E Utility 50.0 650Diamond Innovations, Inc. Worthington ERManufacturer of industrial gradediamond products14.8 445Discover Financial Services, Inc. New Albany E Data center 76.2 662DSW Inc. Columbus ER Office and distribution center 17.0 926e-Cycle, LLC Hilliard ER Electronics recycling 1.5 250East Liberty Auto Plant(Honda/Acura )East Liberty E Automotive manufacturing 166.0 NAExel Inc. Obetz A Logistics - 275Florida Production Engineering Circleville EInjection molding forauto manufacturing2.5 270FT Precision Inc. Fredericktown ER Automotive parts supplier 82.6 310Food Safety Net Services Columbus A Food testing laboratory 0.8 40Frank Brunckhorst Co. LLC Columbus A Deli meat distributor 20.0 93Green Gourmet Foods of Ohio LLC Baltimore A Microwaveable potato products 8.4 123Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Marysville E Automotive research & development - NAHonda Transmission Manufacturingof America, Inc.Russells Point E Automatic transmissions 425.0 100MAJOR SUCCESSES 2010 TO 2012
  • 53. IBM Columbus A Advanced data analytics 3.2 500inVentiv Health Inc. /GSW Advertising L.L.C.Westerville EHealthcare communicationsnetworks- 165Jeyes Group Ltd. New Albany AManufacturer of household cleaningproducts- 172JPMorgan Chase & Co. Gahanna E Financial services - 500JPMorgan Chase & Co. Westerville E Financial services 5.2 350Kern, Inc. Grove City ERIntellectual property for mailingproductions equipment- 75Knowlton Development Corp. New Albany AManufacturer of personal care andbeauty products55.0 200Kraft Groveport E Food manufacturer - 100La Senza Corporation Columbus E Fashion retailer - 50Manta Media Inc. Columbus E Provider of online business profiles - 130Midwest Express Group East Liberty E Autoparts consolidation 0.7 242MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. Columbus A Distribution center 55.0 250Nestle USA Dublin ER Research laboratory 12.0 200Netsmart Technologies Dublin ESoftware company, health andhuman services industry- 93Niagara Bottling, LLC Gahanna A Water bottling plant 50.2 73Pacer International, Inc. Dublin ER Logistics - 455PACS Industries, Inc. Mount Vernon EManufacturer of switch gears andcontrol panels2.5 152Pactiv Dublin ERManufacturer and distributor of foodpackaging products1.4 176Parker Hannifin Carroll ER R&D 2.7 87Restoration Hardware, Inc. West Jefferson EROnline marketing servicesand consulting13.0 163Rolls-Royce plc Mount Vernon ERDistribution center and customerservice4.7 240Sedgwick CMS Hilliard E Business services 1.6 200Sika Corp. Marion A Construction materials 4.0 10Star Dynamics Corporation Hilliard ER Radar equipment/defense 4.0 101Teleperformance Hilliard, Dublin E Call center - 550The Orchard & Company Plain City E Apple food products - 60Thirty-One Gifts, LLC Columbus A Distribution center - 1,350Transportation ResearchCenter, Inc.East Liberty EAutomotive testing and researchfacility16.0 360Vee Pak of Ohio New Albany ADistribution-produces packages andlabels for personal care products11.4 120Wendys Dublin ER Headquarters for restaurant chain 14.9 423Zulily Obetz A Fulfillment center 2.0 580FACTBOOK 53
  • 54. FACTBOOK 54COLUMBUS REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACTSThe Columbus Region is a community of partners. Together, we make the Region rich in diversity, geography and demographics.Our partners throughout the 11-county region are ready to help you by providing details about their communities, whetheryou need distribution space, existing real estate or room to build, city living or rural land.Fairfield 33 Development AllianceBob ClarkEconomic Development Director210 East Main St., Room 407Lancaster, OH 43130rdclark@co.fairfield.oh.us740-652-7162www.co.fairfield.oh.us/dev/Franklin County Department of DevelopmentJames SchimmerDirector, Economic Development and Planning150 S. Front St., FSL Suite 10Columbus, Ohio 43215jrschimmer@franklincountyohio.gov614-462-7301development.franklincountyohio.gov/City of GahannaAnthony JonesDevelopment Director200 S. Hamilton RoadGahanna, Ohio 43230anthony.jones@gahanna.gov614-342-4020www.gahanna.gov/City of ColumbusWilliam WebsterDeputy Director of Jobs & Economic Development150 S. Front St., Suite 220Columbus, Ohio 43215wpwebster@columbus.gov614-645-8605www.cityofcolumbus.org/City of Canal WinchesterLucas HaireDevelopment Director36 S. High St.Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110lhaire@canalwinchesterohio.gov614-837-1894www.canalwinchesterohio.gov/Columbus 2020Kenny McDonaldChief Economic Officer150 S. Front St., Suite 200Columbus, Ohio 43215km@columbusregion.com614-225-6060www.columbusregion.com/Delaware CountyGus Comstock, CEcDEconomic Development Director101 N. Sandusky St.Delaware, Ohio 43015GComstock@co.delaware.oh.us740-833-2100www.co.delaware.oh.us/City of DelawareDan WhitedAssistant City ManagerOne S. Sandusky St.Delaware, Ohio 43015dwhited@delawareohio.net740-203-1016www.delawareohio.net/City of DublinColleen GilgerEconomic Development Administrator5800 Shier-Rings RoadDublin, OH 43016CGilger@dublin.oh.us614-410-4615dublinohiousa.gov/City of Grove CityCharles W. Boso, Jr.City Administrator4035 BroadwayGrove City, Ohio 43213cboso@grovecityohio.gov614-277-3003www.grovecityohio.gov/City of GroveportJeff GreenDevelopment Director655 Blacklick St.Groveport, Ohio 43125jgreen@groveport.org614-836-5301www.groveport.org/City of Grandview HeightsPatrik BowmanDirector of Administration,Economic Development1016 Grandview Ave.Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212pbowman@grandviewheights.org614-481-6215www.grandviewheights.org/City of HilliardDavid MeeksEconomic Development Director3800 Municipal WayHilliard, Ohio 43026dmeeks@hilliardohio.gov614-334-2357hilliardohio.gov/Licking County Chamber of Commerce/Grow Licking County CICDan EversDirector of Economic Development50 W. Locust St.Newark, Ohio 43055devers@lickingcountychamber.com740-345-9757 ext. 5http://www.lickingcountychamber.com/Area Development Foundation of Knox CountySteve WaersPresident110 E. High St.Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050steve@knoxadf.com740-393-3806www.knoxadf.com/City of LondonDavid EadesMayor102 S. Main St.London, Ohio 43140deades@rrohio.com740-852-3243 x 103ci.london.oh.us/Madison County CIC730 Keny Blvd.London, Ohio 43140740-852-2250www.madisoncountychamber.org/Logan County Chamber of CommercePaul BenedettiPresident & CEO100 S. Main St.Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311ceo@logancounty.com937-599-5121www.logancountyohio.com/City of New AlbanyJennifer ChryslerDirector of Community Development99 W. Main St., P.O. Box 188New Albany, Ohio 43054jchrysler@villageofnewalbany.org614-855-3913www.newalbanyohio.org/Marion CAN DO!Craig ThompsonPresident205 W. Center St.Marion, Ohio 43302craigt@marioncando.com740-387-2267marioncando.com/Morrow County Development OfficePatricia DaviesDirector of Operations80 N. Walnut St., Suite BMt. Gilead, Ohio 43338pat@morrowcountydevelopment.com419-947-7535www.morrowcountydevelopment.com/
  • 55. FACTBOOK 55City of PataskalaTim BolandCity Administrator621 W. Broad St., Suite 2-BPataskala, Ohio 43062tboland@ci.pataskala.oh.us740-964-2416www.ci.pataskala.oh.us/COLUMBUS REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACTS CONTINUEDCity of WestervilleJason BechtoldEconomic Development Administrator21 S. State St.Westerville, Ohio 43081jason.bechtold@westerville.org614-901-6403www.westerville.org/City of WhitehallZach WoodruffDirector of Development360 S. Yearling RoadWhitehall, Ohio 43213zach.woodruff@whitehall-oh.us614-338-3103www.whitehall-oh.us/City of WorthingtonRobyn StewartAssistant City Manager, Economic Development6550 N. High St.Worthington, Ohio 43085rstewart@ci.worthington.us614-786-7354www.worthington.org/City of ReynoldsburgBrad McCloudMayor7232 E. Main St.Reynoldsburg, OH 43068bmccloud@ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us614-322-6804www.ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us/City of PickeringtonJoe HendersonDevelopment Services Director51 E. Columbus St.Pickerington, OH 43147jhenderson@pickerington.net614-833-2204www.ci.pickerington.oh.us/City of Upper ArlingtonRobert LambCommunity & Economic Development Manager3600 Tremont RoadUpper Arlington, Ohio 43221rlamb@uaoh.net614-583-5046www.uaoh.net/Violet TownshipJoy Davis, CEcDEconomic Development Specialist12970 Rustic Drive NWPickerington, OH 43147ec.development@violet.oh.us614-382-5988www.violet.oh.us/Union County Economic Development PartnershipEric PhillipsCEO227 E. Fifth St.Marysville, Ohio 43040ephillips@unioncounty.org937-642-6279www.unioncounty.org/economic-developmentPickaway Progress PartnershipRyan ScribnerEconomic Development Director114 W. Franklin St.P.O. Box 506Circleville, Ohio 43113rscribner@pickawayprogress.com740-420-6498www.pickawayprogress.com/Village of ObetzRod DavissonVillage Administrator4175 Alum Creek DriveObetz, Ohio 43207rdavisson@obetz.oh.us614-491-1080www.obetz.oh.us/

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