The Personal Care and Beauty Campus has attracted 12 industry-leading companies seeking to benefit from common supply chain demands, workforce needs, energy capabilities and logistical considerations. Close proximity to other suppliers drives collaboration and fuels innovation. The campus is a model of agile manufacturing – products travel only 1.9 miles from design and manufacturing to packaging and shipping. Shovel- and technology-ready sites expedite construction and expansion projects while ample land ensures that companies who invest in New Albany have room to grow. The campus offers triple-feed electric – in excess of 500 MW capacity – and a 138-kV transmission network with redundant power systems provided by AEP. Robust, high-speed, 96-strand redundant fiber optics with access to more than 200 carriers and three points of presence (POP) enhance connectivity. With 60 colleges, universities and trade schools in the region and more than 36,000 college graduates annually, the area offers an abundant talent pool. A highly accessible location – there are two highway interchanges on the campus and New Albany is within a ten-hour drive of 48% of the North American population – boosts the appeal. “The health and beauty campus is very unique. It’ a paradigm shift,” says Tara Abrahams, Founder & CEO of Accel, Inc.