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Columbus, Indiana is home to the highest concentration of Industrial Engineers in the nation and #1 for Industrial Engineering Technicians.  We’re also consistently ranked Top 5 in the U.S. for Mechanical Engineers, and Electrical Engineering is on the rise.  Whether recruiting globally or locally at Purdue Polytechnic Institute, engineering talent is at home here. 

Moreover, since we are a city that is “different by design”, how could we not love engineers? 

By the Numbers

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Why Columbus, Indiana Should
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Hear from Dave Glass, President & CEO of LHP Engineering Services, speak on new investments in autonomous and clean energy vehicles, partnerships his company enjoys throughout the state, and what he likes about doing business in the greater Columbus, Indiana area. 

Specialized Workforce

With numbers like the above, rest easy setting up ops in a place that is a magnet for engineers and technicians. Tap new recruits with our close proximity to acclaimed engineering schools at Purdue and Notre Dame and locally on our shared campus of Purdue Polytechnic, Ivy Tech, and Indiana University Columbus.  Point top recruits to our community’s complimentary ColumbusTalent.com marketing site, and watch how our lower cost of living allows your job offer to be more competitive vs. higher priced markets. 

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Hear from Shen Macheel, Co-Owner of LER TechForce, talk about the success her woman-owned engineering services business enjoys in Columbus, Indiana, what it’s like to recruit global talent to Columbus, Indiana, and resources she encourages other companies to take advantage of. 

You're In Good Company Here

LHP Engineering Services

LHP Engineering Services, founded in Columbus in 2001, has grown to be the global leader in Functional Safety applications for automotive, aerospace, and other industries, including training, testing, and other solutions in ADAS, Analytics, Embedded Cyber Security and more.0


AXISCADES is a technology solutions company that caters to the engineering, technology, manufacturing and digital needs of fortune 100 clients in aerospace, defense, heavy engineering, automotive, energy & medical equipment sectors. HQ in Bagalore, India, the company announced its Columbus, Indiana operations in 2018. 

LER Techforce

LER TechForce, founded in Columbus in 2020, is a woman-owned business which specializes in recruiting and deploying engineering talent that serves mechanical, software, and autonomous development needs. They have grown to have over 350 engineers on staff or at customer locations.  

Manufacturing & Engineering

Check out our Next Gen Mobility page for examples of leading manufacturers with significant engineering centers in Columbus, Edinburgh, or Bartholomew County, Indiana, including Cummins, Faurecia Clean Mobility, and more. 

And More!

Dozens of other engineering services firms call our area home. Examples include Analytical Engineering, Inc. (engine development), Birlasoft (I.T.), KPIT Technologies (mobility), SGS (testing & certification), Strand Associates (civil), and many, many more. 


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