Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

REDI makes your transition to the U.S. easier.

REDI Cincinnati offers a one-stop-shop for businesses looking to scale in the American marketplace. We will provide you with the tools and connections it takes to ensure success. The Cincinnati region is a strong choice for foreign companies in advanced manufacturing, automotive, biohealth, food and flavoring, information technology, and shared service industries. Ohio is the ninth-largest exporting and 11th largest importing state in the nation. Within a one-day drive of most major U.S. metros, the Cincinnati region’s location means products arrive at the customer’s door faster. Our strong logistics industry moves large and small items via air, river, rail, or road.  

Foreign Firms in the Region

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Success Story

Ocado, a UK based company and one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, announced the Cincinnati region as its selection for America’s high-tech customer fulfillment center in partnership with The Kroger Co. This $55 million capital investment brought 410 new jobs to Southwest Ohio.

Kroger is joining with the best partners in the world to co-innovate and leverage technology to redefine the customer experience.” Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman, and CEO

Workforce

With a workforce of 1.3 million spread across three-states, the Cincinnati region offers the well-trained talent you need—in every field including consumer products branding, technology, logistics, engineering, advanced manufacturing, and more. Want to develop a specific skill set?

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS

Taxes and Incentives

The Cincinnati region is made up of three distinct states, each with its own tax structure, financing, and incentive opportunities. REDI Cincinnati helps companies navigate which tools and incentives make the most sense for their unique needs.

Learn how the REDI team can uniquely support your growth with incentives in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, or Southeast Indiana.

EXPLORE TAXES & INCENTIVES
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AVAILABLE SITES

Finding the right site is a priority for your expansion plan. REDI Cincinnati helps companies navigate and identify the right industrial or office site location. In the Cincinnati region, you’ll find a wide range of location opportunities that include:

  • Large manufacturing sites, both inside and outside of the region’s urban core
  • New buildings along a redeveloped riverfront
  • Picturesque historic buildings that can be transformed into one-of-a-kind spaces
  • Spacious, green filled office parks in suburban and rural communities
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Foreign Trade Zones

The Cincinnati region’s two foreign trade zones, 46 and 47, create a business-operations-focused federal program designed to help regional businesses compete in the global marketplace through the elimination, deferral, or reduction of customs duties on imported and exported/re-exported merchandise.