Expand, grow, and locate your business with confidence in the Cincinnati Region

REDI connects you with the resources, real estate, and partnerships needed to thrive here.

Wade Williams

Business & Pro. Services Landing Page

Connect with Wade Williams, REDI's regional expert, to find out more about why the Cincinnati region is right for your business. Call Wade today at (513) 549-6268 or submit the contact form below.
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Smart investment starts with strategic collaboration

We understand the pressure companies face to choose a location wisely. That’s why our economic development experts guide companies through the process at no cost. We can help you make regional connections to help your business prosper. REDI Cincinnati helps businesses:

  • Find available sites 
  • Explore financing 
  • Connect with business leaders
  • Access tax incentives 
  • Receive customized data and research

John-Barrett

The Cincinnati region is in an “ideal economic situation” thanks to competitive state income tax rates, which hover around five percent, compared to nine percent in places like Connecticut. And as momentum builds around projects like the Amazon hub at CVG, steadily low commercial rents will help us compete with expensive markets like Charlotte, Nashville, and even NYC.”

John Barrett, Western & Southern
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Deepak Sharma

“When we started looking at Cincinnati as a potential region for our global delivery headquarters here in the U.S., we looked at what kind of support we’ll get from the community, and when we worked with REDI Cincinnati, we knew that these are the organizations that will stand by us, in our times of growth and expansion.”

Deepak Sharma, TATA Consulting
TATA Consultancy
Joe-Maas

“Whenever I’ve had something going on or any kind of challenge, I know I can call REDI Cincinnati and they will at least have a touch point for me. They’ve been a tremendous help.

JOE MAAS, J.T.M. Food Group
JTM Food group

WHY CINCINNATI?

A DIVERSE BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM AND TALENT PIPELINE

In our 16-county, 3-state region you’ll find everything from Fortune 1,000 companies to a booming start-up community.

A strategic, globally connected location

Close proximity to partners, suppliers, and customers enables companies to easily (and efficiently) move people and goods. Close proximity to shipping sources and international airports is also important.  The Cincinnati region is within one days’ drive of half the country. Amazon’s $1.5 billion Prime Air is located at the nearby international airport, making Cincinnati the fastest growing air cargo hub in North America. And with all the movement of people and goods comes another consideration: Is a city a welcoming place for people of all backgrounds? Cincinnati has earned a top 20 ranking for most immigrant-friendly cities.

Lowest Cost Index in the Nation

Low operating costs, low cost of living, and high quality of life create an ideal business climate and place to live. Buzzfeed even called Cincinnati, “low-key America’s coolest city.”

Favorable Financing

Tax incentives, workforce grants, R&D loans, and other programs are readily available in the Cincinnati region. Even more helpful are the local organizations like REDI Cincinnati that do the work for you in finding and securing tax incentives and local programs.   

Nationally ranked colleges & universities

Local universities, two-year colleges, and training programs bolster the vibrancy of a city. They’re also an excellent partner for recruiting, innovation, idea sharing, and more. Here, businesses often recruit from the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, and other institutions within a two-hour drive.

Our Core Industries

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Cincinnati is a strategic location for manufacturers, with 33% more production workers and one of the busiest inland ports in the nation.

Biohealth

Here, we have 25% more biohealth workers than the U.S. average. This talent, as well as a robust research community, supports major biohealth companies, universities, and medical institutions as they forge the future of health.

Business & Professional Services

From financial services to consumer insights and back-office workers, you’ll find a large pipeline of workers and fast-growing businesses. Plus, we have one of the largest concentrations of consumer insights talent in the nation.  

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Technology

 IT and tech employment in the Cincinnati region has increased by more than 25% in five years, thanks to a business friendly operating environment and strong talent pool.