Yes, things are tough all over - here in the Silicon Valley, jobs have fled to India, China, etc. We were supposed to be the "growth area" of the country. . .even Chevron and Levi's (two local companies)_are outsourcing to other countries. There are now NO Levi's made in the USA - sad. If you call about your Chevron/Texico credit card, you will be talking to Manila, Philippeans!!!
Those problems aren't isolated to Columbus. Here in Colorado we've seen TWO consecutive years of negative job growth. (Last time that happened here was in 1930-31.)
But Columbus is a nice town. I lived there twice; once while at OSU in the late 60's and again during the recession of '80-'83. Columbus is unique among the great cities of the midwest, because it has so many large employers who are NOT manufacturers. Last time I looked, the top five central Ohio employers were all non-mfgrs.