Greater Columbus Georgia provides existing and prospective employers with a community rich with skilled workers. Located approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Greater Columbus and its broader labor shed are home to more than 250,000. The region also boasts extremely competitive wages and a sustained pipeline of talent thanks to the presence of several colleges and universities, including Columbus Tech and Columbus State University. These strengths are projected to propel the creation of more than 5,000 jobs throughout the region over the next decade.
The region is also home to Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence, which has approximately 40,000 military personnel, contractors and civilians working at the installation every day. 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. Some 10,000 individuals exit their military service from Fort Benning each year, providing the region with a steady supply of well-trained, work-ready employees.