Rankings & Business Climate

When you locate in a community that is different by design,

unexpected, unforgettable

things result.

Welcome to Columbus, Indiana.

Here's what others are saying about us.


#1 Metro in U.S. for affordability, education, & growth among young professionals
Stateline Analysis / Pew Charitable Trust, 2017

Great for Business

Top 35 “Best Small Places for Business and Careers”.
Forbes.com 2019


Top Third “Best Performing Small Cities” for High-Tech GDP & Job Growth.
Milken Institute Report 2019

Talent Found Here

National “Talent Hub” City
Lumina Foundation, 2017

Outstanding Business Environment

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Check out our “Workforce & Wages” page to see more rankings specific to our nationally acclaimed engineering & manufacturing workforce.

#6 in U.S.
for Architectural Innovation

Columbus, Indiana is ranked sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design by the American Institute of Architects, right behind Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C.

Visitors to Columbus can see more than 70 buildings and pieces of public art by internationally noted architects and artists, including I.M. Pei and Eliel Saarinen.

The Columbus story has been featured in dozens of regional and national publications, and to learn more about our world renowned architecture, public art, and tour information, please visit the Columbus Visitors Center.

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