List of largest Central Ohio employers

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The following is a list of the forty largest employers in the Columbus MSA as of 2016. Asterisks denote companies headquartered locally.

Company/Organization Sector Local Full-time Employment
The Ohio State University* Education 29,685
The State of Ohio* Government 22,030
JPMorgan Chase Financial Activities 16,975
OhioHealth* Health Care 16,000
Nationwide* Financial Activities 11,235
United States Government Government 10,800
City of Columbus* Government 8,653
Columbus Public Schools* Education 8,611
Mount Carmel Health System* Health Care 8,448
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. Manufacturing 7,400
Franklin County* Government 6,048
Nationwide Children's Hospital* Health Care 5,762
Kroger Company Retail Trade 5,417
Limited Brands* Retail Trade 5,200
Huntington Bancshares Inc.* Financial Activities 4,170
Cardinal Health* Health Care 4,030
Medco Health Solutions Health Care 3,831
American Electric Power* Utilities 3,527
Battelle Memorial Institute* Professional Services 2,618
Southwestern City Schools* Education 2,500
Abbott Nutrition Manufacturing 2,055
Alliance Data Information 2,030
Emerson Network/Liebert Corporation* Control Systems 2,000
State Farm Insurance Financial Activities 1,894
Dublin City Schools* Education 1,750
TS Tech Manufacturing 1,720
Hilliard City Schools* Education 1,700
Olentangy Local Schools* Education 1,700
Teleperformance Information 1,620
DHL Supply Chain* Logistic 1,600
Giant Eagle Retail Trade 1,600
Ashland, Inc. Chemicals/Technology 1,500
McGraw-Hill Publishing 1,495
Big Lots, Inc.* Retail Trade 1,310
Chemical Abstracts* Information 1,300
Worthington Industries* Manufacturing 1,229
Anchor-Hocking Manufacturing 1,200
Aetna Health Health Care 1,180
Anthem Blue Cross Manufacturing 1,129
Boehringer Roxane Pharmaceuticals 1,110
Time-Warner Cable TV/Internet/Telephone 1,084


Below is a list of the largest employers in the Columbus MSA as of 2004.

Company/Organization Sector Local Full-time Employment
The State of Ohio Government 26,037
The Ohio State University Public Education 17,361
United States Government Government 13,300
JPMorgan Chase Financial Activities 12,130
Nationwide Financial Activities 11,293
OhioHealth Health Care 8,398
Columbus City Schools Public Education 8,024
City of Columbus Government 7,919
Limited Brands Corp. Mgt./Retail Trade 7,200
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. Manufacturing 6,350
Franklin County Government 6,218
Wal-Mart Stores Retail Trade 6,100
Mount Carmel Health System Health Care 5,558
Kroger Company Retail Trade 4,632
Wendy's International, Inc. Corp. Mgt./Retail Trade 4,500
American Electric Power Utilities 3,900
Huntington Bancshares Inc. Financial Activities 3,500
AT&T Ohio (formerly SBC Ohio) Information 3,000
Ross Products Division, Abbott Labs Manufacturing 2,800
Nationwide Children's Hospital Health Care 2,706
Medco Health Solutions, Inc. Health Care/Wholesale Trade 2,528
South-Western City School District Public Education 2,516
Battelle Memorial Institute Professional Services 2,368
Retail Ventures, Inc. Corp. Mgt./Retail Trade 2,170
Big Lots, Inc. Corp. Mgt./Retail Trade 2,100
Discover Financial Services, Inc. Financial Activities 2,100
Cardinal Health Health Care/Wholesale Trade 2,000
Dispatch Printing Company Information 1,900
State Farm Financial Activities 1,795
National City Corp. Financial Activities 1,780
Alliance Data Systems Information 1,757
Hilliard City Schools Public Education 1,688
NetJets, Inc. Transportation 1,650
Owens Corning Manufacturing 1,531
ARC Industries, Inc. Manufacturing 1,500
Teleperformance (formerly CallTech Communications LLC) Professional Services 1,500
Dublin City Schools Public Education 1,482
United Parcel Service Transportation 1,445
Westerville City Schools Public Education 1,441
Ashland, Inc. Wholesale Trade 1,363

References[edit]

Major Employers in Columbus (2016 archive)

Columbus Chamber of Commerce {{dead link|date=April 2014}}

Columbus Chamber of Commerce Home Page