Who We Are
Located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta on the Chattahoochee River, the Greater Columbus Region is a place like none other, surpassing the needs and expectations of its residents while fueling progress at the same time. It is a place where twin cities – one in Georgia, one in Alabama – face each other in partnership across the river, and across the state line.
For generations, the region has encouraged business development so our communities can achieve greater levels of success. With the military base at Fort Benning here, too, the region understands the power of healthy growth through community partnership and focused direction. It is through active involvement and strong leadership, the region continues to attract new industry as well as families seeking an extraordinary quality of life.
Today, Columbus is a thriving metro area of more than 300,000 in West Georgia and East Alabama. The region benefits from easy access to major metro areas in the Southeast through a network of interstates and four-lane highways. It is also just 90 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which offers over 1,000 flights per day and direct flights to more than 380 locations around the globe.
It’s largely because of this great access that Columbus enjoys a thriving business environment. Major corporations like Aflac, TSYS, Synovus, and WC Bradley Corporation have their headquarters in Columbus. Other multi-national companies have significant operations in the region, including Kia, NCR, and Pratt & Whitney, have major operations employing several thousand employees.