Columbus named as one of “The 6 Best Cities to Start a Business Right Now.” Inc. magazine, May 2, 2017
The Columbus Foundation in February 2017 celebrated Columbus’ national #1’s, recognizing business and nonprofit leaders and innovators who were named the best in the US In 2016. They included:
The Kaufman Foundation in May 2016 named Columbus as #1 in scaling startups and #4 metro for entrepreneurial growth and in 2015 the #1 fastest growing city for startup activity.
http://www.kauffman.org/kauffman-index/reporting/startup-activity (choose Metro Trends 2015 report)
Rev1 Ventures was named #1 VC investor in the Great Lakes Region from 2012 to 2015 by Pitchbook with 45 investments through 2015.