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Doing Life and Business in Cincinnati

Centennial, Inc. has called Greater Cincinnati home since its beginnings in 1975. Over the years we have partnered with a variety of nonprofits and for-profits, helping them hire the best leaders for their organization.  Some of those clients include: our region’s Fortune 500s; small businesses bolstering their team to accommodate growth; nonprofits wanting to expand their impact; and international organizations ready to launch a US presence.

As a well-established Cincinnati recruiter, we’re thrilled to see the advancements that the region has enjoyed over the last several decades.  The proactive work that has been done to make Greater Cincinnati an attractive place to live and work has been a tremendous asset to attracting and retaining top talent in the region.

Cincinnati Executive Search

We are proud to be a part of this thriving economy and to contribute to the success of organizations by finding the best people to join their team.  The future continues to look bright for our area as top talent seeks out a safe, flourishing area to settle and they discover all that Cincinnati has to offer.

Using data from Cincinnati Chamber’s “2023 State of the Region Report“, we’ve compiled some statistics that tell the story of our area’s impressive offerings and future potential.

Let’s dive into these numbers, starting with defining, “Greater Cincinnati”.  The Cincinnati region is a metropolitan area spanning 16 counties across three states – Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana – covering over 4,800 square miles. Within that geographical footprint there is a lot to admire.

Economic and Educational Powerhouse:

  • Home to five Fortune 500 companies and poised to increase to six with GE Aerospace’s recent spin off of its own company which will increase Cincinnati’s total to six.
  • With a robust economy generating $23.2 billion annually in regional exports, Cincinnati stands as the 4th largest exporter among its peer cities.
  • Host of over 12 colleges and universities, including prestigious institutions like the University of Cincinnati, Xavier, Miami University, and Northern Kentucky University.

Healthcare Excellence:

  • Home to world-class healthcare institutions, including the renowned Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
  • Reflecting this dedication, the healthcare and social assistance sector reigns supreme, providing 154,453 total jobs – a testament to the region’s focus on well-being.

Quality of Life:

  • Cincinnati surpasses national averages in median household income and maintains a lower cost of living, ensuring a high quality of life for residents.
  • The region boasts a low violent crime rate, standing as a model of safety among peer metros.
  • Greater Cincinnati is home to a rich tapestry of cultures, with significant populations from India, Mexico, China, Guatemala, and the Philippines.

Thriving Job Market:

  • Demonstrated resilience post-pandemic, with significant job growth in accommodation, food services, and healthcare sectors.
  • The manufacturing sector is flourishing, offering over 120,000 jobs, surpassing expectations for a region of its size.

Future Outlook:

  • The region anticipates further growth in transportation and warehousing, with projections indicating an increase of over 9,000 jobs in the next five years, solidifying its status as a premier logistics hub.
  • Housing values are on the rise, indicating sustained economic prosperity and attractiveness for residents and investors alike.

Entertainment in Greater Cincinnati

If entertainment is what you’re looking for, Cincinnati has you covered.

  • Cultural Institutions: Cincinnati is home to several museums, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The city also has a vibrant performing arts scene, with theaters, music venues, and annual festivals.
  • Sports: Sports fans will find plenty to cheer for in Cincinnati, with professional teams like the Cincinnati Reds (MLB) and the Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) and FC Cincinnati (MLS). The city also hosts major sporting events, including the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament and the Flying Pig Marathon.
  • Food and Drink: Cincinnati is famous for its chili, which is served in various ways across the city. The region also has a thriving craft beer scene, with numerous breweries and brewpubs offering a wide range of options for beer enthusiasts.
  • Outdoor Recreation: The Greater Cincinnati area offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, and water sports along the Ohio River and in nearby parks. The region includes over 700 parks ranging from neighborhood play areas to sprawling acreage that include camp sites, golf courses, splash parks and miles of trails.
  • Historic Architecture: Cincinnati boasts a rich architectural heritage, with beautiful historic buildings and neighborhoods to explore. Highlights include the Over-the-Rhine district, known for its 19th-century Italianate architecture, and landmarks like the Carew Tower, the Roebling Suspension Bridge, Music Hall and Union Terminal.
  • Performing Arts: Cincinnati has exceptional performing arts that bridge the classics and the cutting edge. These include the Cincinnati Ballet, Opera, Symphony, as well as many themed festivals. The metro area is also home to a thriving theater scene.

From its robust economy to its vast entertainment offerings, Cincinnati, and its surrounding suburbs, continue to carve its path as a dynamic and thriving metropolis. As it looks to the future, the region remains poised for even greater achievements and opportunities.

Leveraging our executive search expertise, we intend to come alongside the businesses and nonprofits that bring vitality to the area and help them hire the best people possible.  It’s clear to see Cincinnati is prepared for continued prosperity in the years to come and we are here for it!