Commercial Centers, Employment & Retail
Located just 10 miles from Columbus airport and Columbus, Westerville, OH might seem like the perfect bedroom community. But years of strategic planning and development have transformed Westerville into a self-sufficient community full of its own opportunities for business, employment, retail, and entertainment and make it one of Ohio’s leaders in job creation. The City of Westerville strives to provide businesses with the support and the resources necessary to continue to grow and develop throughout the community.
State of the Art Innovation: WeConnect
A major draw to the Westerville area for many businesses—but especially hi-tech companies—is WeConnect, the city’s extensive Fiber Optic infrastructure that runs throughout the city and provides businesses with world-class internet connectivity. Part of WeConnect is the Community Data Center, which offers a connectivity hub and support for one of the most advanced fiber optic systems in America. WeConnect has drawn several hi-tech companies to Westerville, including Emerson Network Power, Status Solutions, Exceptional Innovations, and Quick Solutions.
Top Business Centers: Westar Center for Business
Businesses are also attracted by the convenient and amenity-packed business centers offered by Westerville. One such center is the Westar Center for Business, located directly off I-71 for easy commuting. It also offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure, easy access to recreational opportunities, and plenty of shopping and dining within walking distance.
Big-Box Commercial Centers: South State Street
Westerville is home to two main retail and commercial districts. South State Street is the city’s most recognizable commercial corridor, filled with big-box options for grocery, retail, and dining. Recent renovations have improved the appearance of the area and made it safer and more accessible for drivers and walkers alike.
Historic & Small-Town Entertainment: Uptown Westerville
Beautiful historic homes blend with modern shopping, dining, and attractions along the quaint streets of Uptown Westerville. Here, preserved storefronts, decorative street lights, flower baskets, and brick sidewalks offer a quiet charm and beauty, while a plethora of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues provide plenty to do and see. Uptown is also home to many community events throughout the year, such as farmers markets, parades, and holiday activities.
Thriving Healthcare Industry
The “Medical Mile” of South Cleveland Avenue in Westerville and Columbus is home to some of the most cutting-edge research and medical care in Ohio, and offers a plethora of jobs and opportunities. Three major health care system are located here, including Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Medical Facilities, and the OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus, as well as dozens of medical offices and healthcare providers.
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