Driving Success in Key Industries
Cincinnati USA is home to a broad range of vibrant industries
and businesses. Industry cluster groups - an unusually
high concentration of specific industries and their suppliers
- have formed in the region and serve as the backdrop for our
economic prosperity. From aerospace to automotive and chemistry to
consumer goods, Cincinnati USA has globally competitive strength in
these established and emerging industries.
Established industry clusters
Cincinnati USA is a region known for its manufacturing assets
and its tremendous access to markets. These strengths have helped
establish the region as a preferred location for companies in the
automotive, aerospace, chemistry and plastics, and financial
services industries. The Cincinnati USA Partnership is committed to
growing these key industries and others through our
Regional Business Retention
Supported by a strong commitment at the federal and state
levels, our region is poised to take advantage of the fast-growing
alternative and renewable energy industry. From wind and solar to
fuel cells and biofuels, Ohio and the region provide outstanding
access to capital and talent for this emerging industry.
The region is home to more than 220 businesses involved in the
research, testing and production of pharmaceuticals, medical
devices and equipment, as well as agricultural products. It also
supports a wide range of manufacturers, suppliers and support
Consumer Products and Brand
Driving Cincinnati USA's strong consumer services industry and
its burgeoning creative services is a strong core of global
companies such as Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Macy's. Just as
importantly, smaller, fast-growing companies, such as dunnhumbyUSA
and Lightborne Communications, are helping tell the story of the
region's creative power.
Food Processing and Agriculture
Cincinnati USA is considered a hub for the over $20
billion worldwide flavor industry. Three of the top 10 flavorings companies in
the world have their North American Headquarters and R&D centers here.
French-owned Mane, Inc., Swiss-owned Givaudan Flavors and German-based Wild
Flavors all have corporate campuses in Cincinnati USA.
Finance, Insurance and IT
Cincinnati is a regional leader in the financial services
industry. The region is home to more than 3,500 businesses
employing 62,000 area residents in this important field. Cincinnati
USA profits from a robust and diverse IT cluster that includes
"FORTUNE®" 1000 companies, a strong network of
highly-rated academic institutions, a number of global IT service
providers, world-class infrastructure, and passionate, engaged IT
leadership. Many notable technology companies were born in
Cincinnati USA, including Cincom®, Nielsen BuzzMetrics,
Bluespring™ and Hyperquake, as well as technology-enabled
businesses such as Paycor® and Convergys.
The Cincinnati-Dayton corridor ranks in the top 15 areas
nationally for the number of companies directly involved with
aerospace products and parts manufacturing. The region is home to
more than 400 aerospace and related support businesses, including
aircraft and parts, aircraft engines parts, fabricated metal
products, instruments and related goods.
Nearly 80 percent of North American light-vehicle production
takes place in Ohio or within 500 miles of its borders. And, when
combined with tier-one suppliers in Indiana and Kentucky, the
tristate area accounts for more than 25 percent of the tier-one
suppliers in the United States.
As a leader in chemical and plastics employment, Cincinnati USA
is home to almost 300 businesses involved in the manufacturing of
basic and specialty chemicals; pharmaceuticals; soaps and cleaners;
flavorings; printing inks; adhesives, paints, and coatings; and
plastics and rubber products.
If you would like additional information about the region's
industry clusters, please contact REDI Cincinnati at (513) 579-3182. For a complete listing of Partnership
staff, please visit our Staff Directory.