During the first three quarters of 2014, Columbus 2020 worked out 74 deals with companies resulting in the creation of 6,330 jobs. As of early December, the economic development engine had announced another seven commitments.
During the first three quarters of 2014, Columbus 2020 worked out 74 deals with new and existing companies resulting in the creation of 6,330 jobs. As of early December, the economic development engine had announced another seven commitments totaling $94.9 million in new regional investments.Exact Holding
Specializing in software solutions for small- to medium-sized manufacturers and distributors, this Dublin expansion will create 15 full-time positions and add payroll of $1.2 million.Klarna
Europe's largest payments company has selected Columbus as host to its first U.S. office. The Swedish company will move into temporary offices in the Arena District until a permanent site is selected. Klarna has committed to invest an initial $300,000 in the development and fill 82 skilled positions (including designers, computer engineers, sales and service associates) by December 2017.SupplyHouse
Web-based plumbing and HVAC supplier SupplyHouse has committed $300,000 to open an 87,000-square-foot fulfillment center in the Columbus Region. The Long Island-based company will begin filling 40 new packing and receiving positions in early 2015.KTH Parts Industries
This three-decades-old Tier-1 supplier for the automotive industry has committed to build a R&D facility in Union County. KTH will invest $6.7 million to construct the 30,000 square-foot facility and train 26 new employees.Lubrication Specialties, Inc.
Automotive Supplier LSI has committed to replace its Mount Gilead facility with a new 30,000 square-foot facility in Morrow County in 2015. LSI will invest $1.9 million and create 20 new jobs.Sage Sustainable Electronics
This Ohio-based electronics refurbishing startup will invest $2.5 million to open a 26,000 square-foot headquarters and processing center on the west side of Columbus in 2015. Sage has committed to add 50 new positions by 2017.Stanley Electric US Co.
This London, Ohio supplier of automotive and motorcycle climate and lighting systems has committed to build a new production facility. Stanley will invest more than $82 million and create 150 new jobs at the facility.