For the sixth consecutive year, Columbus, Indiana was named one of Area Development Magazine’s “Leading Locations” for new and expanding businesses. Columbus ranked #4 overall among all US metropolitan statistic areas, and came in at #1 for both small cities and Midwest cities. According to Area Development, the annual rankings are based on four factors: prime workforce, economic strength, year-over-year growth, and five year growth.

This is Area Development’s seventh year publishing its “Leading Locations” list, of which Columbus has been in the top 10 every year since 2012, including four years as #1 in the Midwest, and as the¬†overall US #1 Leading Location in 2012.

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