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To find out more about why Columbus, Indiana, is the perfect home for global talent, visit At the site, you can further explore any of the any topics found in this guide, find an ambassador who can give you a peer perspective on what Columbus is truly like, and enter yourself into the Columbus TalentBank—a repository that captures talent profiles from around the world and matches those skills with the high-tech, high-concept, high-production and high-touch jobs that our region has available.

Notable Talent From Columbus, Indiana

• Jamie Hyneman: host of MythBusters (Born in Marshall, Michigan)

• Tony Stewart: USAC, NASCAR, Indianapolis 500 driver; multiple national championships; race track & race team owner

• Chuck Taylor: shoe designer & basketball player

• Scott McNealy: Chairman & co-founder of Sun Microsystems

• Clessie Cummins: Salesman, Founder of engine manufacturer Cummins Inc.

• Bruce Tinsley: creator of syndicated cartoon Mallard Fillmore

• J. Irwin Miller: Industrialist

• Ross and Don Barbour: Founding Members of the group “The Four Freshmen”

• Forest Lucas: owner/creator of Lucas Oil Products; sponsor Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium.

• Lee H. Hamilton: Co-chair 9/11 Commission, Member of Congress

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