Columbus’ Global Business Ties Strong

January 26, 2020


By Chloe Teasley

The Central Ohio business community maintains impressive foreign connections, according to a 2018 report from the Columbus Council on World Affairs, which was profiled in the February 2020 issue of Columbus CEO. It is linked to more than 85 countries, and 60,661 local jobs are provided by foreign-owned companies.

32 local companies operate 1,828 establishments in more than 85 countries around the world.
The top three local companies operate 1,372 foreign establishments in countries around the world (66% of the total).
60,661 are employed by foreign-owned companies, and goods and services exports support 57,966 jobs.

Top 5 local firms by number of foreign countries with establishments:
Vertiv Co.: 55
L Brands: 37
Mettler-Toledo International: 35
Greif: 33
Wendy’s: 31

Source: Columbus Council on World Affairs, 2018-2019 Global Report