The Capital City
Located in the heart of our state, Columbus is the capital and largest city in Ohio, packed with art, music, theater, museums, and culture Columbus is a creative-minded destination. Due to the ever-evolving Ohio State University, and a collection of businesses, it’s also home to a robust and energetic workforce. From destinations like the Ohio Theater to the Columbus Museum of Art, this is a city that invites exploration.
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The creative economy generates $9.1 billion in the Columbus MSA (metropolitan statistical area). It supports 60,011 jobs and supplies more than $3 billion in wages and proprietor income. Advertising and public relations lead the creative industries. The sector is responsible for $1.1 billion dollars and supports 5,338 jobs in the Columbus MSA.
The mix of creative industries reflects the region’s service sector economic core. Publishing and design services are well represented as is architectural services, performing arts and museums. Manufacturing related sectors are not large drivers in the Columbus economy. Only sign manufacturing made the top fifteen list and it is a relatively small sector.