Why Cincinnati?

If you’re considering a personal move or business relocation to the area, here are some tips and tidbits that might “seal the deal” for you — organized in no particular order, but all highly relevant:

  • Nine Fortune 500 companies have established headquarters in Cincinnati. That ranks the region in the nation’s Top 10 markets for number of Fortune 500 headquarters per million residents, higher than New York, Boston, Chicago or Los Angeles.
  • Cincinnati is a key part of the supply chain for many companies in the automotive industry including Honda and Toyota. The area is a leader in light vehicle production, with Ohio ranked second nationally (1.9 million vehicles annually), in 2004.
  • In addition to Fortune 500 headquarters, more than 360 Fortune 500 companies maintain satellite operations in Cincinnati.
  • More than 1.5 million workers live within 50 miles of the heart of Cincinnati.
  • Cincinnati has an unusually high concentration of — and competitive advantage for — companies in a number of key industries, including aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, brand design & creative services, chemistry, financial services, IT services and consumer goods.
  • Cincinnati is within a 600 mile radius of 43 of the US population and 44 of US manufacturing facilities.
  • The Cincinnati area has more than 220 businesses with involvement in the research, testing and production of pharmaceutical, medical and agricultural products including Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, P&G Pharmaceuticals, and Kendle International.
  • Cincinnati has 35,600 skilled workers employed by the chemical and plastics companies. Of these, more than 3,000 are chemists, chemical engineers and technicians, and chemical plant and systems operators working within the 300 chemical-related businesses located in the area.
  • Companies tap into the power of 300 colleges and universities within a 200-mile radius. Collectively, these institutions enroll 972,000 students and add more than 100,000 young professionals to the regions’ workforce each year.
  • The city is the 24th largest metro in the United States and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport is the nation’s second largest Delta hub.