Today’s Advanced Manufacturing Strengths

With 37% of local employment tied to manufacturing, Columbus and Bartholomew County, Indiana, is a place that knows how to build things.  Moreover, with more than 20 mechanical engineers per 1,000 workers, no other metro has a higher concentration of mechanical engineers.

Click below to learn more about our existing industry strengths and why companies in Machinery & Engine, Automotive/Transportation Equipment, Paper Products, Fabricated Metals, Plastics, and Chemical manufacturing industries find great success here.

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Industry Targets

To add increasing diversity to our region’s economic base, the Columbus Indiana Economic Development Corporation is actively recruiting businesses within the following sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • R&D / Engineering Technical Services
  • Office Administrative Services

These targets build upon our existing strengths and companies within these sectors will find that the greater Columbus, Indiana area has much to offer in support of their success.

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