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One Columbus Recognizes VPL as Contributor to Region’s Status as Technology Hot Spot

VPL Expands in Columbus, Invests More Than $2.5 Million

Columbus, Ohio – VPL, a leader in supply chain technology solutions, has announced plans to invest more than $2.5 million to expand its operations in Columbus. The company will create 80 new jobs and will immediately begin hiring for operations, software development and technology positions. VPL will expand its headquarters in Columbus to accommodate the company’s ongoing growth and allow for adding new talent to its 40-person workforce.

“We’re excited to announce this important step forward for our growing operations,” said VPL President and CEO Rob Doone. “Since launching, VPL has benefited from the rich pool of talent in the Columbus Region and we’re looking forward to furthering our success with this latest expansion.”

Founded in 2011, VPL delivers leading-edge technology solutions to healthcare and academic institutions resulting in significant expense reductions and unparalleled visibility along the supply chain. The company is dedicated to developing solutions to make supply chains smarter, easier and better.

“VPL’s investment further establishes Columbus as a leading logistics hub,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “Columbus’ prime geographic location and local talent pool make it a great place to accelerate VPL’s ongoing success.”

With more access to the U.S. market than any other major metro area, the Columbus Region is a strategic location for the movement of goods. More than 4,400 logistics establishments employing over 83,000 people thrive on the Columbus Region’s ultra-modern interstate highway system, third-party logistics companies and multiple rail terminals.

“VPL’s expansion demonstrates how the Columbus Region stands at the center of both logistics and information technology,” said JobsOhio Managing Director Ted Griffith. “The tech talent here is supporting VPL’s rapid growth, which will bring 40 new software development and IT jobs and increase the size of its Columbus facility footprint.”

Original press release available here.

About One Columbus

As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the One Columbus Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. Consistently named among the best economic development organizations in the country, Columbus 2020 expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.

About the City of Columbus, Ohio

The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 879,170 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the City. Columbus is gaining nationwide recognition for its booming downtown, historic neighborhoods, arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at columbus.gov/development/Economic-Development.