Market: Columbus, Ohio
College football is fantastic, but Columbus offers far more to residents than sports! Columbus continues to be on the rise while it’s fellow Rust Belt cities putter along. As the capital city of Ohio, Columbus’ job market is a blend of government, corporate, industrial, and university positions. Thanks to an educated population and strong workforce, many businesses are attracted to Columbus. The combination of industry, education and workforce provides a healthy buffer to weather a variety of economies.
Out of 125 US metro areas analyzed by US News Columbus ranked 51 for for best places to live and 53 for best places to retire. The report focused on quality of life, job market, value of living there and general desire to live there. Forbes ranks Columbus as #28 for best places for business and careers.
What do we love about Columbus?
The steady population growth and energy millennials bring! Columbus’ prosperous economy draws a younger generation and the energy is tangible! While Rust Belt buddies Cincinnati and Cleveland stagnate, Columbus continues to rise. What does this mean for our investors? A likelihood of faster and greater appreciation! With a strong workforce and diverse commerce a level of economic insulation.
On a sentimental note, the first Wendy’s opened in Columbus. Read more here why that warms our hearts.