↓ "Columbus has a generally strong and diverse economy. Market Watch ranked
Columbus and their metro area as the #7 best place in the country to operate a business in 2008.
In 2008, Ohio was ranked #5 in the nation for headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, with
Columbus home to the most in the state. In 2007, the city was ranked #3 in the United States by
fDi magazine for "Cities of the Future", and #4 for most business-friendly in the country.
Columbus was ranked as the seventh strongest economy in the United States in 2006, and the best
in Ohio, according to Policom Corp.
During the recession of 2008-2009, Columbus's economy was not
impacted as much as the rest of the country based on decades of diversification work by long-time
corporate residents, business leaders, and past political leaders. The current administration of
Michael B. Coleman has continued the work, although the city faced financial turmoil and had to
increase taxes, due in part to alleged fiscal mismanagement. As Columbus is the state capital,
there is a large government presence in the city. Including city, county, state, and federal
employers, government jobs provide the largest single source of employment within Columbus. [more,
including major employers, via link below]"
-- Columbus, Ohio. (2010, January 6). In
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:50, January 8, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Columbus,_Ohio&oldid=336249454