Columbus, Ohio is the 14th largest city in the United States and is the 11th fastest growing city in the nation. Columbus has historically been #1 in the Midwest for population growth, job growth, and wage growth. Columbus is also top ten in the nation in Rental Rate Growth.
Columbus, Ohio is the capital city of Ohio with National, State, and Local Government. The city is home to the Ohio State University, and over 50 other universities and 135,000 college students. Fifteen Fortune 1000 Companies are headquartered in Columbus including Nationwide Insurance, Wendy's, Ohio Health, Cardinal Health, CoverMyMeds, L Brands and Victoria Secret.
Columbus is an innovative city and in 2016 won the world's first Smart City Grant, which is an initiative to advance and integrate technologies with community platforms, such as busing systems, logistics and healthcare. In 2017 Columbus was recognized as the #1 city for Tech Workers, #2 City for College Grads, and in other recent years named the #1 City for Opportunity, #3 Best City for Millennials, and is consistently among the best cities for millennial growth nationally.
Columbus, Ohio continues to set the standard for economic growth with little big town charm, and is bolstered by its public-private partnerships and civic, academic and business leaders who lead with the next generation in mind.