O-H... I-O! The 11-county Columbus Region is one of the most dynamic and diverse metropolitan regions in the United States—with 46 percent of the U.S. population within a 10-hour drive! Columbus is among the country's growth leaders, boasting 2.1 million people, 15 Fortune 1000 Headquarters, 5 Fortune 500 Headquarters, and 52 College and University Campuses. Columbus is #1 among the Midwest's largest metros for Job Growth, Population Growth, and GDP Growth. Home to the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Columbus Crew, the Columbus Clippers, and Blue Jackets Hockey, this city is nothing less than exciting. Entertainment hubs include the Polaris Shopping Center, Easton Town Center, or the Short North District to name a few. The city glows with energy, excitement, and promise. Welcome to Columbus!