Hundreds of companies headquartered and invested in NKY region

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Balluff Inc. is represented worldwide in more than 60 countries or regions and has its North American headquarters in Florence.

Per capita, the Northern Kentucky, including Greater Cincinnati, region is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters than New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. The Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) – including seven Northern Kentucky counties – is home to nine regulars on the list on the north side of the Ohio River. Five additional members in Kentucky account for $10 billion in annual revenues.

The largest public employer in the MSA is The Kroger Co., which has 21,263 employees, according to data from REDI Cincinnati. Kroger is headquartered in Cincinnati and has distribution facilities in Northern Kentucky, in addition to its retail stores. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), located in Hebron, is the third-largest employer in the MSA, with 12,682 employees. (It’s the largest employer in Northern Kentucky). St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky, with more than 8,400 employees, also is among the top employers in the region, as is Fidelity Investments in Covington, with more than 4,400 employees, and Boone County Schools, with 3,301.

The region has a labor shed of more than 1.1 million people and nearly 190,000 professional workers. The top professional occupations in the MSA include accounting and finance, computer and IT, human resources, purchasing and procurement, and media (marketing, public relations and design). With a competitive business climate and infrastructure and deep talent pools, the region is perfectly positioned to support its key industries – automotive and aerospace manufacturing, financial services, food and flavor, life sciences and logistics technology.


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Northern Kentucky offers a competitive business climate built on low tax burdens, competitive incentive packages and below-average utility costs. The Cincinnati MSA was named the #1 most cost-friendly business location among large U.S. cities in the Tax Foundation/KPMG Location Matters Report, 2016. The region is centrally located where the north meets the south and the Midwest meets the Southeast.

Some of the big-name companies headquartered in the region include: Macy’s, United Dairy Farmers, GE Aviation, AK Steel, E.W. Scripps Co., Philips Edison & Co., Rumpke, Mitsubishi, Chiquita Brands International, Sunny Delight Beverages, Drees Co., Messer Construction, CNG Financial Corp. and Cintas.

Businesses headquartered in Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region

• Advertiser Printers

• AGI (Architectural Group International)

• Angstrom Technologies

• Aristech Surfaces

• Ariva Distribution

• Ashland

• Atkins & Pearce

• Auto Vehicle Parts

• Balluff

• Best Sanitizers

• Blair Technology Group

• BlueStar Inc

• Blum-Novotest Inc

• Bob Sumerel Tire Co.

• BOGE Rubber & Plastics USA

• Bowlin Group,

• Car-Part.com

• Castellini Co.

• Celanese

• Centennial

• C-Forward Information Technologies

• Charles Seligman Distributing Co.

• Cincinnati Ventilating Co

• Club Chef

• Columbia Sussex Corp

• CompMed

• Corken Steel Products Co. – Florence HVAC

• Crosset Co.

• CTS Packaging

• D M R Interactive

• Darling Ingredients – formerly Griffin Industries

• Diversified Structural Composites

• Divisions Inc.

• Dixie Chili

• Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs

• Dorning Supply Co.

• DURO Bag Manufacturing Co.

• Eagle Manufacturing Co

• EagleBurgmann KE

• Elovations Services

• Engineered Building Systems

• Executive Transportation Service

• F.N. Sheppard & Co.

• Fabritec International Corp.

• Galerie

• Gateway Conveyor & Design

• General Cable Corp. (a Prysmian Group company)

• Getronics

• Greif

• Grove Transportation

• Hanser Music Group

• Harper Oil Products

• HBC-radiomatic

• Health Warehouse.com

• Hennegan Co

• Holland Roofing

• Horan

• Hosea Project Movers

• I. B. Goodman Manufacturing Co.

• ICON Marketing Communications

• Iofina Chemical

• ITT Koni America

• Kanefusa USA Corp

• Kentucky Naturals

• Kipster

• Kona Ice

• Krauss-Maffei Corp

• KRC Machine Tool Services

• LeanCor

• Linamar

• Load Banks Direct,

• Lohmann Technologies Corp.

• Mauer USA

• Maxim Crane Works

• Mazak Corp.

• Meggitt

• Mila International

• Newforms

• OMSO North America

• Payroll Partners

• Penske Logistics

• Perfetti Van Melle USA

• Plymouth Steel Corp.

• Post Glover Resistors

• Precision Metal Works, Bartell Global

• Promevo

• R.I.W. Ornamental Metal

• Reis Concrete Products

• Rem-Brands

• Remke Markets

• Robert Bosch Automotive Steering

• RoundTower

• RR Donnelley – Nielsen Plantsen Co.

• RWI Transportation

• Signature Hardware

• St. Elizabeth

• Stagnaro Distributing

• Starrag USA

• Steinert US

• Stewart Iron Works Co.

• Studio Vertu

• SWECO

• Tente Casters Inc

• The C W Zumbiel Co.

• The Dream Junction Ink

• The Think Shop

• The United States Playing Card Co.

• Thelen Associates

• Toyota Boshoku America

• Transfreight,

• Trivaco

• Union Springs,

• Verst Group Logistics Inc. – Walton

• Vivitec

• VonLehman & Co.

• Waltz Business Solutions

• Welding Alloys USA

• Westside Pallet

• Wild Flavors

• Willis Music Co.

• Wiseway Supply

• ZoomEssence

• Zumbiel Packaging

Source: Northern Kentucky Tri-ED and Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. This list may not be exhaustive.