2018 â€“ 2019
THE GLOBAL REPORT
ECONOMY 32 local companies operate 1,828 establishments in more than 85 countries around the world The top three local companies alone operate
foreign establishments in countries around the world APPROXIMATELY
of the total number
TOP 5 local firms by number of foreign countries with establishments Vertiv Company
TOP 15 local companies with global establishments LOCAL COMPANY
The Wendy’s Company
Abercrombie & Fitch
Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG)
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG)
Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS)
Ocean World Lines
The Wendy’s Company
UNIVERSITIES with partnerships outside the U.S. THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Săo Paulo, Brazil / Dalian, China / Hong Kong, China / Shanghai, China (3) / Suzhou, China / Xi’an, China / Poitiers, France / Monterrey, Mexico / Seoul, South Korea FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY San Salvador, El Salvador / Guatemala City, Guatemala / Mangalore, India / Misantla, Mexico / Muscat, Oman / Poznan, Poland / Wroclaw, Poland / Bratislava, Slovakia / Seoul, South Korea (3) / Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago / Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates / Hanoi, Vietnam OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY Shanghai, China PONTIFICAL COLLEGE JOSEPHINUM Rome, Italy
In the past 5 years, foreign-born residents with a bachelor’s degree has increased by nearly 20%
GREATER COLUMBUS SISTER CITIES Accra, Ghana / Ahmedabad, India / Curitiba, Brazil / Dresden, Germany / Genoa, Italy / Hefei, China Herzliya, Israel / Odense, Denmark / Seville, Spain / Tainain City, Taiwan
JOBS 60,661 JOBS IN THE METRO AREA ARE BY FOREIGN OWNED COMPANIES AND 57,966 BY EXPORTS TOP 5 countries for goods exports
Goods & services exports support a combined 57,966 jobs in the metro area
TOP 5 countries for exported services
More than 400 local residents, professionals, and educators have participated in Global Fluency Training, developing the knowledge, skills, and mindset to successfully and effectively work in an interconnected world.
29% of growth in the metro area came from international migration
TOP 5 countries of origin for immigrants
Columbus residents were born outside the United States
of the total population
Local refugees are more than twice as likely to own a business than the general population.
TOP 3 countries of origin for refugees
579 2016 2017 Refugee resettlements in central Ohio declined by more than half between 2016-17
Democratic Republic of Congo
DIPLOMA PK–12 SCHOOLS
Interpreter requests in local hospitals have increased by more than 450% over the past 10 years.
Over 1,000 central Ohio students are working towards a 3-year global credential through the Global Scholars Diploma program, developing the knowledge, skills, and mindset to thrive in a globallyinterconnected society
WORLD LANGUAGES Spoken at Home Studied at School
students are enrolled in studying a second language
More than 80 different languages are spoken in the homes of central Ohio students
30% of the total PK–12 student population
914 world language teachers throughout the region. Of them:
Nearly 6,700 students from 136 countries contribute more than $1/4 billion per year to the local economy
TOP 5 countries of origin for international students
The central Ohio region has 76 teachers of English as Other Language
TOP 5 study abroad destinations
Nearly 1,700 university students studied abroad in more than 25 countries during the 2016-17 school year
CANADA In Canada, The Wendyâ€™s Company operates more establishments than any other local company.
MEXICO ADS CVG Greif
12 local companies operate establishments in Germany.
L Brands Mettler-Toledo International Online Computer Library Center The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company The Wendyâ€™s Company Vertiv Company Worthington Industries Franklin University The Ohio State University
THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF COLUMBUS
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL Hexion International Risk Consultants Greif The Ohio State University
Company University / College Sister City
The 20 largest foreign-owned companies in Columbus employ 60,661 residents from the metro area
Density by Country (Top 5)
TOP 5 countries by number of local establishments Canada
United Arab Emirates
More H1-B Visas went to workers coming from India than all other countries combined in 2017
FROM INDIA 71 from all other countries
TOP 5 foreign-owned firms by local employment 1.
Honda of America, Mfg
DHL Supply Chain
TS Tech Co. Americas
All data refers to the Columbus metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and reflects most updated figures as reported by official sources.
SHANGHAI, CHINA Abercrombie & Fitch Cardinal Health
L Brands operates nearly 50 establishments in the Middle East and Franklin University has partnerships with two Middle Eastern Institutions.
Greif Hexion International Risk Consultants Mettler-Toledo International Ocean World Lines Worthington Industries The Ohio State University (3 partner institutions) Otterbein University
INDIA Battelle Memorial Institute CVG Greif Hexion SOUTH AFRICA 3 local companies operate 20 establishments in South Africa. (L Brands, Hexion, Greif)
International Risk Consultants L Brands Mettler-Toledo International The Wendyâ€™s Company Vertiv Company Worthington Industries Franklin University
950+ passengers fly internationally from John Glenn Columbus International Airport daily Over the past 5 years, John Glenn International Airport has seen a
increase in international passenger travel
TOP 5 countries by number of daily passengers flying from John Glenn International: 1.
These destinations represent nearly half of daily international travel
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