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10. (Tie) Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

RIAs in 2011: 5
AUM in 2011: $294 million

RIAs in 2010: 1
AUM in 2010: $91 million

Columbus is the state capital and largest city in Ohio. A number of Fortune 500 companies (Limited Brands) are based in Columbus, as are units of foreign companies such as Siemens. Columbus suffered from the Great Recession less than other major cities, and as a result has a relatively low jobless rate of 5.9 percent (August).

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