Industry Sectors

Clusters and Campuses Promote Collaboration and Commerce

In an increasing complex, knowledge-based economy, our innovation clusters and campuses deliver unique advantages that go beyond our highly accessible location, robust, low cost utilities and competitive incentives.

New Albany’s targeted investment in five specialized industry clusters within The New Albany International Business Park attracts national and multinational enterprises seeking to grow in a business climate conducive to innovation, collaboration and commerce.

Developed for businesses with complementary capabilities, common supply chain contractors or similar energy, logistics or security needs, these clusters aggregate key areas of expertise in information and technology, corporate office and R&D, healthcare and personal care and beauty.

Corporate Office and R&D

The corporate home of some of the most successful retail enterprises in the world, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works and Tween Brands, New Albany’s credentials have attracted an elite cadre of corporate headquarters companies as well as entrepreneurs who often leave corporate America to form related startups. Benefitting from large expanses of available land and the third largest population of fashion designers in the country, A&F’s 400-acre headquarters, on a secluded wooded site with its own lake and recreational areas where young professionals hold meetings around a large fire pit or zip to their next meeting on motorized scooters, is a key part of its creative culture. One of the latest additions to the cluster, Bob Evans Farms, was attracted to the lush green meadows and white horse fences that reflect its “farm fresh” brand’s agrarian heritage as well as ample room to grow.

Corporate Office and R&D Companies Opened Size Investment Employees
Aetna 1998 205,000 $42,000,000 825
Bob Evans 2012 175,000 $35,000,000 510
Brickman Group 2011 30,000 $20,000 96
Discover Phase I 2000 325,000 $72,000,000 1,581
6530 West Campus Oval 2001 83,000 $73,000 70
Mission Essentials 2014 20,000 95
6525 West Campus Oval 2001 34,000 180
Commercial Vehicle Group 2008 60,000 $11,600,000
Water’s Edge I 2009 108,000 $14,000,000
TS24 95
Limited 145
e-Cycle 70
Water’s Edge II 2013 108,000 $14,000,000
Sedgwick 240
DESCO 15
MXD Group 140
Avery Dennison 20
Water’s Edge III/NiSource 2015 50,000 $8,250,000 150
Water’s Edge Phase IV 2017 57,000 $8,000,000 150
iQor 2013 50,000 $5,000,000 800
Tween Brands 2001 21,000 $17,900,000 450
Abercrombie & Fitch Corporate Office 1999 2,100,000 $315,000,000 2,100
New Albany Signature Building 2005 32,000 $5,280,000 70
3,458,000 $548,123,000 7,917
Personal Care & Beauty

New Albany’s International Personal Care and Beauty Campus has revolutionized the concept of speed to market. The first of its kind in the country, the campus has attracted global industry leaders as a result of its ability to seamlessly turnkey product manufacturing, labeling, packaging and distribution within an expansive site that affords ample room for growth. Featuring a highly accessible location, adapted vehicular circulation patterns and LEED-certified building standards, the highly integrated hub has attracted national attention as well as hundreds of millions in private investment from some of the industry’s leading organizations. An on-shoring solution that maximizes efficiencies and minimizes turnaround times, products at the Personal Care and Beauty Campus travel 1.9 miles from concept to creation and distribution. Within a one-day drive of 50% of the North American population, the campus provides significant logistics advantages.

Personal Care & Beauty Campus Companies Opened Size Investment Employees
Accel 2011 500,000 $17,500,000 400
VeePak 2011 105,000 $12,000,000 120
KDC/Tri-Tech 2012 200,000 $55,000,000 250
Axium Plastics 2012 400,000 $105,000,000 600
Sonoco Plastics 2012 120,000 $17,000,000 60
Pizzuti Multi-Tenant Bldg I 2012 303,000 $15,100,000
Alene Candles 2012 135
Jeyes 2012 150
Arminak/Reike 2012 50
Magnanni 2014 15,000 $1,200,000 7
Exhibit Pro 2013 54,000 $3,000,000 10
Bocchi 2015 10,000 $1,500,000 300
Veriano Fine Foods & Spirits 2015 10,000 $1,500,000 10
CCL 2017 126,000 $7,000,000 80
L Brands/BBW 2015 500,000 $50,000,000 200
Pizzuti Multi-Tenant Bldg II 2016 266,000 $14,000,000 175
4,604,000 $420,000,000 2,797
Information and Technology

With the city’s state-of-the-art infrastructure, robust communications network and highly secluded locations, New Albany’s Information and Technology cluster meets the specific needs of a rapidly growing number of mission critical operations and data centers. New Albany Net, the city’s high speed, carrier neutral fiber optic network operated by Wide Open West, offers users the flexibility to choose from hundreds of carriers while significantly reducing network costs. Triple feed electric capabilities and redundant power systems housed in separate substations enable companies to operate without fear of interruption. Companies also find access to a highly-skilled workforce — Central Ohio is home to 61 colleges and universities graduating approximately 36,000 students annually, many in fields related to ICT. The campus continues to attract a variety of global information and technology enterprises that require maximum uptime and minimal risk in their site selection criteria.

Information and Technology Companies Opened Size Investment Employees
Motorists Data Center 2010 18,000 $14,000,000 14
Nationwide 2012 120,000 $125,000,000 40
TJX 2011 60,000 $84,000,000 28
AEP Data Center 2016 105,000 $61,300,000 26
PCM 2014 20,000 $9,400,000 15
Discover Phase II 2013 97,000 $70,000,000 162
AEP Mission Critical 2008 83,000 $44,000,000 120
Amazon 2017 150,000 $300,000,000 25
AEP Transmissions 2015 195,000 $39,000,000 636
848,000 $746,700,000 1,066
High-Tech Manufacturing and Logistics

Access to highly-skilled labor, a central location within a one-day drive of 50% of the North American population, reliable, low cost energy and available land – key factors affecting location decisions for advanced manufacturing – are spurring growth in a new high-tech/advanced manufacturing cluster in New Albany International Business Park. Central Ohio is home to 61 colleges and universities graduating approximately 36,000 students annually, many in fields related to ICT, engineering and material sciences. With internationally renowned research institutions, including The Ohio State University and Battelle Memorial Institute, our region offers considerable R&D capabilities to drive discovery. New Albany, Ohio and the entire central Ohio region boast a high degree of collaboration and partnerships between government, businesses and universities as well as a robust technology startup environment that contribute to a thriving innovation ecosystem.

High-Tech Manufacturing Opened Size Investment Employees
Abercrombie & Fitch 1999 2,000,000 $170,000,000 400
Magnanni
Exhibit Pro
Veriano
Healthcare

Situated on a 20-acre forested nature preserve with easy access to the interstate, the healthcare innovation cluster continues to build upon New Albany’s impressive and growing cluster of healthcare-related institutions, including Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital, Ohio’s only orthopaedic surgical hospital, and the international enterprise, Pharmaforce, a division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals. Other businesses include general and specialty medical practices and organizations engaged in everything from healthcare informatics to drug delivery systems. Anchored by the surgical hospital which draws 10,000 patients each year from across the country, organizations of all kinds are attracted to the location’s robust fiber optic network, triple feed electric capabilities and many retail amenities, include two business class hotels.

Healthcare Companies Opened Size Investment Employees
Mount Carmel Surgical Hospital 2003 96,000 $24,000,000 204
MOB I 2005 60,000 $9,000,000 125
MOB II 2011 60,000 $9,000,000 120
Central Ohio Surgical Institute 2003 20,000 $4,000,000 45
Smits Mill Office Park 2005 44,000 $7,500,000 114
PharmaForce 2013 81,000 $32,000,000 300
404,000 $106,500,000 1,018
“New Albany’s robust, high speed fiber optics is a great asset to our organization. It’s very critical for me to be able to access information immediately and share it with all of our colleagues throughout the world with live surgical feeds.”
Adolph Lombardi MD, FACS Co-Founder and Partner, Joint Implant Surgeons