Columbus, OHio

The Creative Arts, Technology, & Engineering is in Our blood.

Columbus is the capital of Ohio and the 14th largest city in the country [population 903,852, 2020 US Census].

Columbus is an arts powerhouse with more than $3 billion in annual receipts. Business-wise, the region is home to five Fortune 500 and sixteen Fortune 1000 companies, including Nationwide, JPMorgan Chase, Honda, L Brands, Abbott Labs, Cardinal Health, Huntington, Amazon, AEP, Alliance Data, Abercrombie & Fitch, Safelite, DHL, Battelle, Wendy’s, White Castle, and Eddie Bauer. Intel is building its $20 billion semiconductor manufacturing project in New Albany, a northeast suburb of Columbus. Centers for Google, Meta, and a host of tech companies are following suit in the “Silicon Heartland.” To the west, the Springfield area hosts the The National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence (NAAMCE) tech hub, near the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB).

People That Drank The Water From Around Here

 

What do Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, R. L. Stine, Archie Griffin, Simone Biles, Josh Radnor, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Bow Wow, 21 Pilots, and Dwight Yoakam have in common? Columbus.

Just What Is In Ohio’s Water?

Maybe ask that question later after the East Palestine train derailment fiasco that dumped loads of toxic chemicals into the ground, not far from the Ohio River, which provides drinking water to 5 million people, is cleared up.

Meanwhile, more Ohioans you can cite to quickly impress people include John Glenn, Steven Spielberg, Halle Berry, Nina Blackwood, Drew Carey, George Clooney, Dave Chappelle, Doris Day, Phil Donahue, Mike Douglas, Carmen Electra, Woody Harrelson, Arsenio Hall, Lillian Gish, Nikki Glaser, Clark Gable, Jami Farr, DEVO, Dean Martin, Rob Lowe, Black Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, Molly Shannon, Jerry Springer, Debra Winger, Jonathon Winters, Ray Wise, Billy Bass, Ambrose Pierce, Erma Bombeck, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Wes Craven, Jim Jarmusch, Toni Morrison, Neil Armstrong, Charles Kettering, The Wright Brothers, Charles Kettering,  BF Goodrich, William Packard, Jack Warner, Les Weiner, Ted Turner, James M Cox, Anita Baker, Kathleen Battle, Tiny Bradshaw, Cheetah Chrome, Bootsie Collins, Guided By Voices, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Benjamin Orr, Trent Reznor.