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Cincinnati Region Again Recognized as Top Ten Metro for Investment


CINCINNATI –MARCH 1, 2021 – For the 18th year in a row, the Cincinnati region has been named to Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup rankings, which measures the number of new and expanded corporate facilities per capita in each state and region.

“The Cincinnati region continues to be a leader in the country for economic development, which is helping to power the region’s strong recovery from the pandemic,” said Kimm Lauterbach, REDI Cincinnati president and CEO. “This recognition is more proof of the success from the REDI Cincinnati team and our partners across Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana.”

This year, the Cincinnati region was ranked ninth in the country among major U.S. metros and seventh on a per capita basis. Additionally, Ohio maintained its second spot in the overall rankings and first on a per capita basis. Indiana and Kentucky also ranked in the Top 10 for total projects at number six and seven, respectively. The full metro and state rankings can be found here.

2020 Metro
1 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
2 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
3 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
4 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
5 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
T6 Austin-Round Rock, TX
T6 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
8 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
9 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

About REDI Cincinnati

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