Awareness of Columbus is growing

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

Take a look at the coverage received in recent weeks about Columbus as a great place to do business:

Business Week
The Pros of Planting Startups in Smaller Cities: Quality of life and local incentives can lend a competitive advantage to entrepreneurs when they need it most
Plenty of factors make the city [Dublin]of 38,000 outside Columbus attractive for starting up: Abundant, inexpensive office and lab space; a major university, Ohio State, nearby; a growing population; and good local schools to attract workers with families. "It draws the highly skilled and educated people you need to bring in, especially to a high-tech startup company," (Philip) Eggers says.

Fox Business News
Dublin, Ohio is the number one city for starting a business (video)

Business Expansion Journal
Features BioOhio, Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth
“While the medical device cluster strengths are situated in Cleveland and northeast Ohio, the Columbus area has an emerging cluster. The region is home to some of the most progressive medical technology being used to train surgeons and medical students. Surgeons at Columbus’ Riverside Methodist hospital use a GPS-like navigation system during orthopedic surgery.”

Earlier this year the Columbus Chamber conducted a survey of CEOs nationwide to gauge their awareness of Columbus and perspective of our community as a place to do business. Four years ago the same survey revealed that only 40% of business executives nationwide had any awareness of Columbus. Now, 60% of business-decision makers know enough about Columbus to consider our city as a business destination. In addition, nearly 90 percent of Columbus-based executives rate Columbus positively as a place to do business.