TRANSFORMING TECH

Information technology businesses—from software, internet services, and systems design to data security, hosting, and consulting—find our region a great place to grow. Thanks to a cost-competitive operating environment and a strong technology talent pipeline, IT and tech employment here has increased by more than 25% in five years.

  • CYBERSECURITY: With the constant and continuous advancement of sophisticated cyberattacks, data security spending continues to soar and spur the growth of cybersecurity businesses.
 
  • DATA ANALYTICS: The explosive growth of data and the advance of analytics technologies promise a bright new world—our region’s data analytics leaders enjoy access to a strong, cost-competitive talent pipeline to help create it.
 
  • SMART SUPPLY CHAIN AND TRANSPORTATION TECH: The Cincinnati region is rapidly becoming a hub of innovation—an ideal setting to support the promise of cloud-based digital management systems and automation in supply chain and transportation management.

The Cincinnati Region's Innovation District

Innovation is Here to Stay

“A unique and thriving ecosystem, The Cincinnati Innovation District is anchored by the University of Cincinnati, a Carnegie Level 1 research institution, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, a nationally ranked pediatric and research institution – combined they produce in excess of $450M per year in research. The University of Cincinnati is 46,000 students strong across many disciplines and is focused on solving society’s problems. With the acceleration of STEM graduates and research talent, the Cincinnati Innovation District is positioned to attract talent and the organizations that seek that talent.”

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Did you know? The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) named the University of Cincinnati in its Top 100 universities for patents. Read more.

Cincinnati MSA Technology Industry Snapshot

Notable Technology Companies in the Cincinnati Region

FIS Office

Success Story

FIS

“The Cincinnati region provides FIS—the largest FinTech company in the world—direct access to top talent from its local universities, key partners in the payments and banking industries, and to a variety of amazing clients—from Fortune 500 companies to small- to mid-sized businesses. The strategic collaboration taking place right here in the Queen City empowers FIS to be increasingly innovative and advance the ways the world pays, banks, and invests.”

Stephanie Ferris, Chief Operating Officer, FIS; Miami University ’95

Lisner

Why is the Cincinnati region the right place for LISNR and other Startups?

LISNR’s head of marketing & growth offers these key factors.

You have really talented individuals who are working for Fortune 100 companies that might want to dive into the startup scene. The cost of living’s cheap. You have really talented people all over the place. You have an awesome startup ecosystem and a lot of approachable investors, whether that be through CincyTech USA or the Queen City Angels. You have a lot of incubator programs that are right here in the heart of Cincinnati, like Cintrifuse and The Brandery. You have a lot of the guts of what a good startup city should be.”

Jeff Hudson, Marketing and Growth, LISNR

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