Columbus is located within a 10-hour drive of 46 percent of the country’s population, making it a point of access for businesses and consumers. With access to top transportation networks like John Glenn International Airport, Rickenbacker International Airport, numerous rail terminals and national interstates, Columbus is a certified logistics hub. No industry accounts for more than 18 percent of employment, meaning Columbus’ economy is more diversified than ever. The area is home to numerous Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 companies, reinforcing its reputation as a first class business environment.
Warehouse and distribution space remains the biggest driver in the industrial market. Columbus’ proximity to major interstates and a cargo airport have added an influx of new warehouse construction in the region. There is a good mix of build-to-suit and speculative development, and construction numbers for these property types will continue to grow into the next few years.