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Surprised by these recent accolades? Well, there’s more.

Sure, we’re buttoned up, but we’re tatted-up, too. We’re home to more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other city in the country AND the fastest-growing startup scene in the MidWest.

Our industry strengths are diverse and ever-growing:

P&G Headquarters | photo credit Louis Rideout

With the global headquarters of P&G and Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional grocer, both headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, the Cincinnati region is abuzz with nationally renowned branding and marketing firms and talented industry professionals. The Cincinnati region is also a heavyweight in the market research business. More top 50 market research firms can be found here than any other city, except New York City.

photo provided, Brandemonium

Cincinnati Northern Kentucky (CVG) Airport

Let’s talk about planes, trains and automobiles. Greater Cincinnati International Airport was named the #1 airport in the country on Skytrax World’s Best Airports list. Home to DHL’s global cargo hub and with a new Amazon hub underway, we’re one of North America’s top 10 cargo airports. We’re the largest inland port and a top 15 port in the country. Multiply highways connect to and through our region. And, then there’s the expert support services around these transportation modes.

photo provided, CVG Airport

Cincinnati Children's Medical

The polio vaccine, the Heimlich Maneuver, the Heart/Lung Machine, the first FDA-approved 3D imprinted drug are just a few of our medical breakthroughs and contributions. Our region is home to 30 acute-care hospitals and nearly 18,000 physicians, life scientists and engineers. Children’s Hospital Medical Center, UC Medical Center and the Shriners Burn Institute have gained international status as research and treatment powerhouses, and attract patients from around the world. And nearly 600 Biohealth businesses are already located in the region.

photo provided, REDI Cincinnati

Cincinnati GE Advanced Manufacturing

The Cincinnati region was ranked a Top 5 most competitive in North America for aerospace (#2), chemicals and plastics (#4) and metals (#5) by Site Selection magazine, 2015. We have a long and deep history in this industry that has generated more than 2500 manufacturing companies and thousands and tens upon thousands of skilled workers.

photo provided, REDI Cincinnati

Cincinnati Skyline Great American and First Financial

Some of today’s largest and most successful financial services in the nation were founded in the Cincinnati region in the 1800s. Names like Fortune® 500s Fifth Third Bank and Cincinnati Financial Corp, along with American Financial Group, Western & Southern Financial Group, PNC Bank, Fidelity Investments, Huntington Bank and U.S. Bank all have either headquarters or significant operations in the area.

photo credit | Louis Rideout

Cintrifuse Cincinnati StartUp at Union Hall

The Cincinnati region represents the #1 startup ecosystem in the state and #18 in the entire country - ahead of such cities as Boston, Seattle, Portland and Chicago - according to the highly regarded 2017 Kauffman Index on Startup Activity. Our region has a history of turning startups into Fortune 500 companies dating back to 1837 when William Proctor and James Gamble created a family-run soap and candle-making business that grew into the largest consumer goods company in the world. Our strength lies in our combination of financial resources, innovative and collaborative leaders and affordable lifestyle.

To start your IT job search, visit: For all things #startupcincy and small business, head to and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's Resources for Startups & Small Business hub.

photo credit | Louis Rideout

We’ve only scratched the surface of our industry assets and capabilities.

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