Foreign Direct Investment

We can make your transition to the U.S. easier

Bringing a business to America involves a lot of moving parts — from navigating regulations to understanding employment law, the challenges can be daunting without the right resources.

REDI Cincinnati offers a one-stop shop for businesses looking to scale the American marketplace. We will provide you with the tools and connections it takes to ensure success. Our U.S. location at the heart of Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana affords quick, easy access to a number of top markets — helping you get closer to valued customers, partners and suppliers.


Your company has to have the right people to ensure your business will grow in the U.S. With a 1.3-million-person workforce spread across three states, Greater Cincinnati offers the well-trained workers you need — in every field from consumer products branding to robotic manufacturing. Want to develop a specific skillset?

Learn how regional companies partner with colleges and universities 

Taxes and Incentives

The Cincinnati region is made up of three distinct states, each with its own tax structure, financing and incentive opportunities. And that’s great news for growing businesses that have the power to decide which tools and incentives make the most sense for their unique needs.

Learn how Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana can uniquely support your growth:

Ohio incentives Kentucky incentives Indiana incentives

The Greater Cincinnati Region

Available Sites

Finding the right site is often priority number one for growing businesses. In Greater Cincinnati, you’ll find a wide range of location opportunities that includes:

  • Large manufacturing sites, both inside and outside the urban core
  • New buildings along a redeveloped riverfront
  • Unique historic buildings that can be transformed into one-of-a-kind spaces Spacious office parks in suburban and rural communities

Explore the sites currently available

Foreign Trade Zones

Regional businesses can take advantage of two active Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs), which promote international trade, ease access to customs-related advantages and connect company leadership to valuable state and local inventory tax exemptions.

Foreign Trade Zone

Both of Greater Cincinnati’s currently active FTZs support companies selling machinery and equipment, oil and petroleum, textiles and footwear, vehicle parts and consumer products.

To learn more, visit the Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zone online, where you can browse qualification requirements, assess potential benefit using an online savings calculator and much more.

Our Greater Cincinnati Story

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