With its smart growth policies that protect investment for the long term, New Albany is a nationally renowned community that offers an enviable work-life balance, affordable cost of living and educated talent pool – the region produces 22,000 college graduates annually. A pedestrian-friendly Village Center, 55+ miles of leisure trails and highly rated school system attract a diverse range of residents, including C-level executives, knowledge workers and entrepreneurs. The city’s strong collaborative culture and successful public private partnerships combined with business centric assets, including a highly accessible location, triple feed electric, high-speed fiber optics and ample space for expansion accommodate the needs of organizations ranging from large multinational companies to mid-market enterprises, small businesses and startups.
Described by Industry Week as the Silicon Valley of personal care and beauty manufacturing, the integrated campus has revolutionized the concept of speed to market by increasing innovation, efficiencies and productivity at every point in the value chain. Developed for businesses with complementary capabilities, common supply chain contractors and comparable logistics needs, the integrated campus has drawn global industry leaders as a result of its ability to turnkey design, product manufacturing, packaging and distribution as well as opportunities to collaborate up and down the supply chain on new product releases. Campus companies benefit from strong transportation economics – the highly accessible location is within a 10-hour drive of 46% of the U.S. population and features a 24/7 intra-park shuttle that transports products between supply chain partners.
New Albany’s state-of-the-art infrastructure, robust communications network and technology- and shovel-ready sites have attracted a rapidly growing number of data centers and mission critical operations, including Facebook, Google, Amazon and TJX. American Electric Power’s 765,000 V transmission system, the largest in the country, combined with redundant power sources provide ample capacity with uninterrupted power 24/7 for organizations that require maximum uptime and minimal risk. Its high-speed fiber optic network offers access to hundreds of carriers while significantly reducing network costs. Expedited permitting and streamlined planning allow organizations to build quickly and efficiently. Companies also find access to a highly-skilled workforce — Central Ohio is home to 60+ colleges and universities that graduate 22,000 students annually.
A vibrant business environment, access to a highly educated talent pool, favorable operating costs and a central location are attracting multinational companies like Amgen to New Albany’s Health and Life Sciences cluster. The city’s technology- and shovel-ready greenfield sites, ample room for expansion, high speed fiber optics and reliable, redundant triple feed electric make New Albany an attractive location for companies anticipating growth as the pace of innovation and product lifecycles continues to accelerate. Central Ohio’s robust bioscience, technology and engineering talent pool, post-secondary educational institutions and clinical research hospitals provide the right ingredients to support innovation and fuel growth. Amgen joins American Regent, formerly Pharmaforce, which has nearly doubled its presence since 2013. Hims & Hers, a direct-to-consumer digital health and wellness company, recently built a new mail-order pharmacy and fulfillment center.
Access to skilled labor, a central location within a one-day drive of 46% of the United States population, reliable triple feed electric, abundant natural resources and available land are spurring significant capital investment in New Albany’s High-Tech Manufacturing & Logistics cluster. In New Albany, companies also find strong government support, expedited permitting and technology- and shovel ready sites. The region’s 60 colleges and universities graduate approximately 22,000 students annually, many in fields related to ICT, engineering and material sciences. New Albany boasts a high degree of collaboration and partnerships between government, businesses and universities as well as a robust technology startup environment. The region’s research anchors, including The Ohio State University and Battelle Memorial Institute, provide R&D capabilities to drive discovery.