Welcome to One of Tech’s Fastest Growing Hotspots.

Spanning three municipalities in one of the fastest-growing metros in the United States, The Beta District is an innovative region that provides a competitive edge to businesses and project teams alike.

The Beta District is located in the Columbus Region, which is home to some of the world’s most recognizable brands and is one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country. In addition to being the 14th largest city in the U.S., Columbus is known for its friendly and open atmosphere. Whether you need talent, capital or collaboration — you’ll find it here.

The Ideal Ecosystem for Collaboration, Research, and Innovation.


Partnership Opportunities

Innovative government projects, cross-industry collaborations, and close access to CROs and specialized vendors.

Government Collaboration

Local and state incentives encourage investment in new technology, equipment, and projects because local communities thrive on innovation.

Unique Resources

From closed labs to data centers to supercomputers, find the tools you need to scale your research efforts.

Connected Platform

Real-world environments outfitted with fiber and collaboration.

Living Labs

Deploy and test year-round in all weather conditions in growing city, exurban city, open highway, and field environments.

A Region That
Gives You A Competitive Advantage

State Reputation for Business

  • Top 10 state for business (Area Development, CNBC, Chief Executive, Site Selection, and U.S. News & World Reports)
  • 4th in the nation for manufacturing gross domestic product (JobsOhio)
  • 7th largest economy in the U.S. (JobsOhio)
  • #21 economy worldwide (JobsOhio)
  • Accelerated environmental permitting process takes 180 days or less (JobsOhio)
  • Stable ratings from Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch of Aa1/AA+/AA+ for more than 20 years (JobsOhio)

Access to STEM Talent

  • Second-highest college enrollment in the U.S. (One Columbus)
  • More than 134,000 students (One Columbus)
  • 22,000 college graduates each year (One Columbus)
  • 42% of those moving to the area are college graduates (One Columbus)
  • Top 10 city for tech talent (One Columbus)
  • Top 10 for millennial concentration (One Columbus)
  • Nationally ranked as one of the top places for millennials to live and work (New York Times)


  • Corporate Profits
  • Inventory
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • R&D Investments
  • Products sold to customers outside Ohio

Central US Location

  • Ohio is a freight-logistics center for the United States with 60% of the U.S. population and 40% of the Canadian population within a one-day drive
  • 48% of U.S. headquarters operations can be reached in a single day’s drive
  • John Glenn Columbus International Airport is located less than 30 minutes from The Beta District and is home to hundreds of flights each day
  • OSU Airport and other small regional airports are located within The Beta District and are frequently used for corporate travel

Vibrant & Diverse Culture

  • Nationally known for its energetic blend of arts and culture
  • Top 5 city for work-life balance (One Columbus)
  • One of the top 10 best big cities to live and work in (One Columbus)
  • Top 10 city for Pride (One Columbus)

Why columbus?

With our innovative atmosphere, solid values, and diverse community, the Columbus Region is the ideal place to grow a business, a career, and a family. We’ve cultivated an environment of unique neighborhoods, companies, institutions, and entertainment that will make you want to call Columbus home.

Columbus Fast Facts

  • 2,230,960 residents
  • 35.9 median age
  • 826,729 households
  • $63,498 median household income
  • 17 Fortune 1000 headquarters
  • 302 foreign-owned establishments
  • 80+ languages spoken
  • 60+ colleges & universities
  • Top 10 millennial concentration


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