Columbus has been dubbed a Midwestern style capital by The New York Times and one of the top ten best cities to start a career by Time.
A major metropolis and the 14th largest city in the U.S., Columbus is home to more than two million in the metro area. The city has an open-minded approach to life, business and ideas.
Business innovation and education
Columbus is one of the leading research and tech cities in America, home to institutions like Battelle, Chemical Abstracts and the IBM Client Center:
Analytics Solutions Lab, a first-of-its-kind center that draws the best and brightest minds in technology. The city is a great incubator for small businesses,
like Homage Vintage Apparel, Hot Chicken Takeover and Columbus Idea Foundry (the largest makerspace on the planet). Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies that
call Columbus home include L Brands, Nationwide, AEP, Huntington, Abercrombie, Scotts, Honda and Cardinal Health.
Columbus recently beat out 78 cities in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge to win $50 million in grants to supplement the $90 million the city has raised to modernize transportation; plans include corridors for self-driving vehicles and a fleet of electric city cars.
Our love of new ideas and the people who have them can be found in the critically acclaimed attractions you'll find in every corner of the city. In fact,
independent rankings have cited Columbus for having the #1 zoo (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium), the #1 public library (Columbus Metropolitan Library), the #1
science center (COSI) and even the #1 ice cream (Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams). Nineteen metro parks offer oases of nature around the city, and a growing system of bike and fitness trails connects suburbs and river trails to downtown's riverfront park system.
Columbus has grown into one of the country's most innovative foodie capitals. Experts from all over the country are discovering the amazing food scene in Columbus,
with The Washington Post calling Columbus "A Certified Food Lovers' Town." Enjoy a unique dining experience at one of the locally owned member restaurants of
Dine Originals Columbus, experience the Columbus Coffee Trail or travel the Columbus Ale Trail.