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Columbus is at the center of the Southeastern U.S. aerospace cluster.

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KIA and its suppliers chose Greater Columbus for its engineering and production operations.

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Columbus defense contractors use Fort Moore's presence to compete for government contracts.

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Financial Services

Financial services employ approximately 11,000 people in Columbus.

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Food Production

Columbus has a strong food production sector which delivers existing workforce and infrastructure to support this industry.

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Information Security

Columbus State University’s TSYS Center for Cyber Security graduates a steady supply of workers in the field.

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Workforce training at all levels currently exist in support of robotics. In addition, U.S Army robotics decisions and curriculum are established at Fort Moore.

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Shared Services

Shared Service operations can flourish in Columbus thanks to a well-trained workforce.


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Workforce & Training

In addition to veterans leaving service at Fort Moore the Columbus Region is able to leverage a bi-state workforce (West Georgia/East Alabama), many of whom hold certificates and/or degrees from Columbus State University, Troy University, Auburn University, Columbus Technical College, and dozens of other top colleges and universities. These workers are highly skilled, wage competitive, and have a strong work ethic.