Cincinnati Metropolitan Area
From rolling hills to city streets, the 15-county Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area, ranked among the top-25 largest in the United States, is a great place to live and work. Whether your destination is Kentucky, Ohio or Indiana, the Cincinnati area offers something for everyone.
The 15-county area covers 4,400 square miles of land and has a total population of 2,137,735 with a civilian workforce of 1.1 million. Located within 600 miles of two thirds of the US population, the Cincinnati MSA is a convenient location for both businesses and citizens. The number of outstanding cultural venues, recreational amenities, entertainment venues and sports opportunities are among the reasons why the area is recognized nationally for quality of life.
Many well-known companies, including Procter & Gamble, the Kroger Company and GE Aircraft Engines have long histories in the Cincinnati MSA. This region provides diversity among other large employers in many key industries, including aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, brand design & creative services, chemistry, financial services, IT services and consumer goods. All of this contributes to the strong economy of the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati region.
The Cincinnati MSA is home to 9 Fortune 500 headquarters, including 2 in Northern Kentucky:
- AK Steel
- Ashland (Northern Kentucky)
- Fifth Third
- General Cable (Northern Kentucky)
- Procter & Gamble
- Western & Southern Financial Group
| Top Ten Employers in the Cincinnati MSA
(Ranked by Full-Time Employees)
|University of Cincinnati
|Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
|Proctor & Gamble Co.
|Catholic Health Partners/Mercy Health Partners
|St. Elizabeth Healthcare
|Fifth Third Bancorp
| Source: Business Courier, 2013 Book of Lists