Known affectionately as the “Queen City,” Cincinnati is home to 2.2 million residents and the largest metropolitan statistical area in Ohio, a state whose economy would rank among the top-25 largest national economies of the world.
Cincinnati is home to nine Fortune 500 companies, including such household names as Proctor and Gamble, Kroger and Duke Energy. In addition to consumer products, the broadly diversified regional economy boasts financial services, insurance, aerospace, bioscience, chemistry and automotive concentrations.
According to Moodys, Cincinnati features an attractive cost of living (95% of the US average) as well as low costs of doing business (93%), which bode well for future growth. However, above-average levels of foreclosure inventories point to attractive acquisition opportunities.