Columbus is the state capital and the most populous city in the state of Ohio. With a population of 892,533, Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States and one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation. Columbus is the second-most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, Illinois.

Columbus is home to a number of colleges and universities, including Ohio State University, Capital University, Otterbein University, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus College of Art & Design, and many more. Furthermore, Columbus is home to the headquarters of a number of large national companies, including Nationwide Insurance, Wendys, Chipotle, the Limited Brands (Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Bath & Body Works, etc.), Huntington Bank, Worthington Industries, Scotts Miracle-Gro, NetJets, and Cardinal Health, to name just a few.

Columbus is also home to a wide range of great sports teams, including the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers, Columbus Crew, and of course, Ohio State Football. In addition to college and professional sports, there are an almost endless number of entertainment options, including several music venues, award winning restaurants, shopping, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.