Food & Flavoring
Strategically positioned to create, make, package and distribute food, candy, beer, spirits and perishables, Northern Kentucky is experiencing high growth and expansion in food research, manufacturing and distribution. Our region is also home to craft breweries and distilleries.
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 NORTHERN KENTUCKY FOOD & FLAVOR COMPANIES
More than 30 food and flavor companies, breweries and distilleries are already located in Northern Kentucky, with additional companies located throughout the Cincinnati region.