The Columbus Region couldn't be a better location for defense contractors. The Region is home to Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence, which has approximately 40,000 military personnel, contractors and civilians already working at the installation. Fort Benning is the intellectual center for the Infantry, Armor and Cavalry Maneuver forces as well as one of the Army's premier training facilities.
Additionally, Fort Benning is the largest employer in the Region with an estimated annual economic impact of nearly $5 billion dollars. This strong military presence gives defense contractors the impetus they need to compete for government contracts and maintain the competitive advantage of a highly-skilled and trained workforce.