Talented workers give your company a competitive edge
Manufacturing companies can access 117,000 industry workers
within 50 miles of Cincinnati's city center. Our talent pool is one of our
manufacturing company’s most valued assets.
Our workforce has skills and expertise that spans several
industry sectors, including:
- Aerospace – Greater Cincinnati
is home to one of the highest concentrations of aerospace talent in the U.S.
Five of the nation’s Top 50 aerospace and engineering universities are within
200 miles of the region.
- Automotive – The region is
located within 600 miles of 58 automotive assembly plants.
- Chemicals and plastics – More than 280
companies and 3,200 industry workers are located in Greater Cincinnati.
Industry workers include chemists, chemical engineers, chemical technicians,
chemical plant and system operators, and chemical equipment operators and
- Industrial machinery and metalworking –
More than 27,000 skilled workers are employed at close to 750 companies
throughout the region.
Several institutions offer programs to help companies develop their workforces’
Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center - Offers workforce
education and training that meets manufacturing companies’ specific content,
timetable and location requirements. Through a $2.75 million U.S. Department of
Labor grant, Cincinnati State established the Greater Cincinnati Manufacturing Careers Accelerator to give manufacturers
a pool of skilled employees trained in welding and Computerized Numerical
Gateway Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions – Serves more than
350 companies through customized workforce training on-site or in the
classroom, including lean manufacturing.
Partners for a Competitive Workforce – Focuses on
meeting employer demand by growing the skills of our current and future workforce
in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Tri-State Tooling and Manufacturing Association – Partners with
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development, Butler Tech, Gateway
Community and Technical College, Miami University, and Partners for a
Competitive Workforce to develop skilled workers in Greater Cincinnati.
One – Sets the vision, policy direction and performance
expectations for the regional workforce development system. The Workforce One
Investment Board of Southwest Ohio made up of leaders from business, education,
labor and government.
Kentucky FAME - KY FAME (The Kentucky Federation for Advanced
Manufacturing Education) is a company-sponsored partnership of regional
employers who share the goal of creating a pipeline of highly skilled workers. Employers
start training students while they are still in school. Students receive
hands-on and classroom training that gives them access to high-paying advanced
REDI Cincinnati is
your first point-of-contact to locate or expand your manufacturing company in
our region. To learn more, contact REDI at (513) 562-8474 or