Entrepreneur magazine just noted Columbus’ place as the Fast-Growing Start-Up City in the nation.
According to the magazine:
“According to The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, which is an ‘umbrella of annual reports that measures U.S. entrepreneurship across national, state and top 40 metro levels,’Columbus, Ohio’s capital, is the fastest-growing city in the country for startup activity. According to CB Insights, Ohio had less than 10 active venture investors in 2009 but saw more than 40 different VCs invest in 2014.
“’ The community here is so close-knit and so supportive and helpful in wanting to see you succeed,’George said of Columbus. ‘It’s the best of both worlds, a close startup ecosystem and a really supportive corporate environment.’
“According to Columbus.gov, Columbus is headquarters to at least 20 Fortune 1000 companies. In addition, blue-chip firms such as Limited Brands, Chase, Kroger and Anheuser-Busch have major facilities in the area.”