With multiple interstate highway (I-75, I-74, and I-71) corridors running through our region, Cincinnati companies have direct access to automotive companies throughout the Midwest and Southeast. The Cincinnati region’s geographic location means automotive suppliers can reach 77% of North American auto production and 96% of U.S. and Canadian auto production within a one-day drive (1,000-KM radius). The automotive supply chain is projected to continue to grow as new technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles develop. With projected industry growth and ongoing demand for automotive manufacturers, the Cincinnati region is well-positioned to support new companies.

Where America's Automotive Industry Intersects

Cincinnati MSA Automotive Industry Snapshot

Notable Automotive Companies in the Cincinnati Region

UGN Team

Success Story


UGN, Inc. is a Tier 1 automotive supplier of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products. Originally selecting Monroe, OH for its manufacturing location in 2014, UGN committed to an expansion in 2018. The 150,000-square-foot expansion added 111 jobs and approximately $40MM in capital investment. Location to customers and success in finding a skilled workforce led to UGN choosing the Cincinnati region for a second time.

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The Cincinnati region is extremely advanced in technology. We have industry leaders like GE Aviation and P&G that are looking 10-20 years in the future. They are asking questions about future workforce needs that will drive our educational institutions’ offerings. TechSolve works with AMIP and the regional educational institutions on a statewide initiative to upskill 5,000 Ohioans with innovative earn-and-learn (apprenticeship) strategies.”

“Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP) was designed to bring local manufacturers together to collaborate and find solutions for our industry’s skills gaps. Currently, AMIP has 250 active members. In 2019, we had the largest collection of Manufacturing Day events in the country, hosting more than 5,000 students at about 70 company locations. Together, we are working to better connect with our future talent pipeline.”

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