Food & Flavoring
Strategically positioned to create, manufacture, package and distribute food and perishables, Northern Kentucky is experiencing high growth and expansion in food research, manufacturing and distribution.
SUPERIOR SUPPLY CHAIN ADVANTAGES
- Industry Expertise: Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are the #3 most competitive location in North America for food and beverage production. (Source: World’s Most Competitive Cities, Site Selection 2017)
- Cost: Northern Kentucky offers a lower cost business climate than other metros that specialize in food, including Dallas, Chicago, and Atlanta. (Source: KPMG Competitive Alternatives Report, 2016)
- Location: Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are the #1 location in the country for population served within one day’s drive. (Source: Claritas, 2016)
With a labor shed of over 1.1 million people and more than 10,000 people currently employed in food R&D, processing and manufacturing, Northern Kentucky offers both professional and production workers to supply the food and flavoring industries. Northern Kentucky also offers a comparable, if not lower, labor cost compared to metros like Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago.
|Job Title||Empl.||Avg. Annual Wages||Avg. % Growth, Cincinnati
|Avg. % Growth, USA|
|Industrial Engineering Technicians||670||$66,300||2.7%||0.8%|
|Mechanical Engineering Technicians||390||$50,300||2.5%||1.1%|
|Food Sciences and Technologists||211||$67,200||3.7%||2.1%|
Source: JobsEQ, 2017
MAJOR REGIONAL FOOD & FLAVOR COMPANIES
More than 30 food & flavor companies are already located in Northern Kentucky, with additional companies located throughout Greater Cincinnati.