List of companies in Greater Cincinnati
This is a list of major companies and organizations in Greater Cincinnati, through corporate or subsidiary headquarters or through significant operational and employment presence near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
- 1 Automobiles
- 2 Banking and financial services
- 3 Chemicals
- 4 Commercial services
- 5 Construction and real estate
- 6 Food and beverage
- 7 Government, education, and non-profit
- 8 Health and biotechnology
- 9 Household and personal goods
- 10 Industrial goods and services
- 11 Insurance
- 12 Law
- 13 Media
- 14 Recycling
- 15 Retail
- 16 Technology and telecom
- 17 Transportation
- 18 Travel, leisure, and dining
- 19 See also
- 20 References
- Mitsubishi Automotive Electric America (in Mason, Ohio).
- Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (in Erlanger, Kentucky), an automobile manufacturing and research and development company owned by Toyota Motor Company. Formed from the 2006 merger of Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America and Toyota Technical Center USA (of Ann Arbor, MI)
- Toyota Boshoku America, manufactures seats, power train parts and other components for automakers Toyota Motor Corp., General Motors and others. (in Erlanger, Kentucky)
- Ford, operates a plant in Sharonville, which employs 1,400. The Sharonville plant will produce a new heavy-duty truck transmission next year. [when?] 
Banking and financial services
- First Financial Bank, (Nasdaq: FFBC), is a regional bank headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has client servicing operations in the Tri-County, northern Cincinnati metropolitan area. Founded in 1863, First Financial has the eighth oldest national bank charter and has locations in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and throughout Indiana. First Financial acquired Irwin Financial Corp and its subsidiaries through a government assisted transaction on September 18, 2009.
- Fifth Third Bank, (Nasdaq: FITB), one of the 20 largest banks in the United States. Employs 7,645. $13.5 BN local deposits.
- Citigroup, Information Technology and Consumer Innovation Training Center (in Blue Ash, Ohio). Regional call processing center employing 2,900 (in Boone County, Kentucky). Employs more than 4,000 in the region.
- Fidelity Investments, mutual fund and financial services company. Midwest Region Center employs 3,600 people (in Covington, Kentucky).
- PNC Bank, third largest bank in Cincinnati area. $5.1 BN total local deposits ($2.7 BN - PNC, $2.4 BN- National City subsidiary)
- US Bank, second largest bank in Cincinnati area. $9 BN local deposits.
- Huntington Bancshares, third largest bank in Ohio
- Ashland, Inc., (NYSE: ASH), Fortune 500 #248 - A transportation construction, chemical, and petroleum company (in Covington, Kentucky). Recently acquired Hercules, Inc. (Nasdaq: HPC) in a $2.4 BN deal.
- LyondellBasell, private chemicals company. The Cincinnati Technology Center houses the research and development functions for Lyondell's Equistar polymers business.
- Rohm and Haas, one of the world's largest manufacturers of specialty chemicals. Cincinnati facility produces specialty chemicals used to manufacture vinyl siding and windows, PVC pipe and fittings, plastic bottles and blister packaging. Recently acquired by Dow Chemical Co.
- Champlin Architecture, architectural firm specializing in healthcare, corporate, higher education, religious and civic projects
- Cintas, (Nasdaq: CTAS), uniform supplier (in Mason, Ohio)
- Convergys, (NYSE: CVG), Customer care, human resources and billing service provider.
- The Creative Department, digital and advertising agency in Over-The-Rhine
- Electronic Art, an interactive agency specializing in touch screen kiosks located in the Uptown area of Cincinnati.
- Empower MediaMarketing, an advertising agency that communicates to and with consumers through an integrated combination of media.
- LPK, is a design agency
- Omnicare, (NYSE: OCR), provides pharmaceutical care for seniors
- Rumpke, largest privately owned waste and recycling company in the US
- SpringDot, Est. 1904 Privately held commercial printing company
- Tata Consultancy Services - Regional office of India based IT services, consulting and outsourcing firm.
- Duke Energy, provider of gas and electricity services in the Midwest and Carolina regions. Acquired Cincinnati-based Cinergy in 2005.
Construction and real estate
- Fischer Homes, regional homebuilder.
- Forge Lumber, Regional Building Material Supplier
- General Cable Corporation, (NYSE: BGC) Manufacturer of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products (in Highland Heights, Kentucky)
- Turner Construction, Largest US Construction company, Cincinnati Business office.
Food and beverage
- Givaudan, US headquarters and production site for this flavor and sensory company
- Grippo's, snack food company
- Sunny Delight Beverages, marketer of Sunny Delight. Owned by J.W. Childs private equity investment company.
- Wild Flavors, maker of flavors, colors and ingredients for the food and beverage industry
- Trenwa, Inc.. Manufacturer of precast concrete trench and other products.
- Boston Beer Company, operates a brewery for Sam Adams Beer. Produces about 2/3 annual production of Sam Adams.
- Jim Beam Brands, operates a production facility for beverages other than whisky.
- The J.M. Smucker Co., operates a Crisco production site as well as maintains Folgers Coffee administrative functions locally
Government, education, and non-profit
- Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers., Operates as a regional business center with seven districts that covers 335,000 sq. mi. in 17 states, utilizing about 5,000 team members.
- Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Roman Catholic diocese includes parishes, schools, charitable organizations. Employs 6,152.
- City of Cincinnati, city administration. Employs 5,441.
- Cincinnati Children's, provider of pediatric health care, research and education, employing 9,464 staff
- Cincinnati Public Schools school system. Employs 5,055.
- Hamilton County, county administration. Employs 6,304.
- Matthew 25: Ministries, humanitarian aid organization.
- Mercy Health Partners not-for-profit, integrated network of medical services and facilities. Employs 6,948.
- Miami University, public university of 16000 students. Employs 4,399.
- Tri-Health, regional provider of medical, hospital and health care services. Employs 9,400.
- University of Cincinnati, public research university of over 41,000 students founded in 1819. Employs 15,862.
Uptown Cincinnati The Uptown Consortium is a non-profit community development corporation dedicated to the human, social, economic and physical improvement of Uptown Cincinnati—one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Cincinnati. Founded by the chief executive officers of Uptown’s largest employers—Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, UC Health, TriHealth, and the University of Cincinnati)—and the Director of the area’s leading tourist attraction—the Cincinnati Zoo—Consortium members employ nearly 50,000 people, have a payroll of $1.4 billion, and produce an annual economic impact of over $3 billion. UCI’s areas of focus are public safety, transportation, housing and community and economic development.
- Internal Revenue Service (in Covington, Kentucky) employs 6,000.
- United States Postal Service employs 6,379.
Health and biotechnology
- CareStar, home health care company specializing in case management for consumers and providers of home and community-based services.
- Chemed, (NYSE: CHE), parent of Roto-Rooter, the largest plumbing and drain-cleaning company in North America.
- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Surgical instruments for minimally invasive surgery and surgical procedures. A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (in Blue Ash, Ohio).
- LCA-Vision, (Nasdaq: LCAV), provides laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus brand
- Medpace, a Contract Research Organization (CRO), bioanalytical laboratory, central laboratory, and clinical pharmacology unit.
- Prasco Laboratories, pharmaceutical company specializing in manufacturing authorized generic products under private labels.
- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, established a $70 million biomedical manufacturing facility in West Chester, Ohio to manufacture a long-acting release formulation of exenatide, a compound in development for type 2 diabetes.
- Humana, health insurance provider. Cincinnati Service Center employs 1,000.
- Patheon, provider of contract dosage form development and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries (in Reading, Ohio).
- WellPoint, Inc., the United States' largest health insurer by total subscribers and a Fortune top 50 company (in Mason, Ohio).
Household and personal goods
- Kao Brands, US subsidiary headquarters of Kao Corporation which manufacturers products under the name Jergens.
- Luxottica Retail, a division of Luxottica SpA of Milan, Italy (in Mason, Ohio); manages the Lenscrafters, Pearle Vision, Sunglass Hut, and Watch Station brands.
- Procter & Gamble, (NYSE: PG), the world's largest consumer products company (#8 Globally by Market Value, Fortune 500 #23). Largest brands include Always, Ariel, Actonel, Bounty, Bounce, Braun, Crest, Dawn, Downy, Duracell, Fusion, Gain, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Ivory, Nice N Easy, Olay, Oral B, Pampers, Pantene, Prilosec OTC, Puffs, Secret, Tide, Vicks, Wella & Whisper.
- Totes, Marketer of umbrellas, gloves, raincoats, rubber overshoes, and other weather-related accessories.
- United States Playing Card Company, world's largest and most renowned playing card company. Relocated to Erlanger, Kentucky in 2009.
Industrial goods and services
- AK Steel, (NYSE: AKS), Fortune 500 #378 - Steel producer (in West Chester, Ohio).
- CFM International, manufacturer of jet engines. Joint venture between Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and the General Electric Company.
- Formica Corporation, surface material manufacturer, subsidiary of New Zealand based Fletcher Building
- Fujitec America, Elevator manufacturing (in Mason, Ohio).
- GE Aviation, aircraft engine manufacturer. A subsidiary of the General Electric conglomerate (in Evendale, Ohio). Employs 7,400.
- GE Honda Aero Engines, engine designer and manufacturer for business aviation. 50% owned by GE, 50% owned by Honda.
- Lykins Companies, (privately held), 2007 revenues $822M. Midwest petroleum marketing firm.
- Milacron, (NYSE: MZ), a plastics machinery producer, formerly Cincinnati Milling Machine Company.
- Standex Electronics, a supplier of electronic and electro-mechanical components, subsidiary of Standex Inc
- Omya, North America headquarters of the Switzerland-based international white minerals company supplying calcium carbonate and talc.
- Total Quality Logistics, a 3rd party logistics provider (in Milford, Ohio)
- Makino, producer of machine tools and precision metal-cutting production machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDM
- American Financial Group, (NYSE: AFG), insurance and investment holding company. Parent of Great American Insurance Co.
- Cincinnati Financial Corporation, (Nasdaq: CINF), Holding company with subsidiaries which underwrite fire, automobile, casualty and other related forms of insurance.
- Ohio National Life Insurance Company, personal and business insurance sales and services.
- Western & Southern Financial Group, the flagship sponsor of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament which is part of the ATP Tour.
- Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, large corporate law firm with office in Ohio, Kentucky, and Arizona. Founded in 1885 by the sons of President William Howard Taft.
- Frost Brown Todd LLC, midwestern firm with offices in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and West Virginia.
- E.W. Scripps Company, (NYSE: SSP), a media company that owns many newspapers, cable channels and news stations; also hosts the National Spelling Bee.
- F+W Media, publishing company. The company publishes magazines and books and operates trade shows in several special-interest categories.
- Townsquare Media, Privately held radio broadcaster which owns approximately 70 stations in small and medium markets in the United States.
- Global Environmental Services, Only electronic recycler, with a facility in the Cincinnati area, that is certified to all of the strictest environmental standards which includes e-Steward, R2, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001; all verified by a third party auditor.
- Cornerstone Brands, owner of catalog brands including Frontgate and Smith&Noble (in West Chester, Ohio). Subsidiary of HSN Inc.
- Kroger, (NYSE: KR), the largest company of supermarket chains in the United States (Fortune 500 #26) Chains include Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Kroger, Ralph's, Smith's Food and Drug, & Turkey Hill
- Macy's Inc., (NYSE: M), parent company of Macy's and Bloomingdale's (formerly known as Federated Department Stores). Employs 4,700.
- United Dairy Farmers, regionally based convenience store and ice cream maker.
Technology and telecom
- Cincinnati Bell, (NYSE: CBB), provides voice and data telecommunications products and services
- Cincom, privately held, multinational, computer technology corporation founded in 1968. Manufactures enterprise software, and provides information technology (IT) hosting services.
- dotloop, privately held, SaaS real estate technology
- WhatIfSports.com, company that specializes in online sports simulations and fantasy-style games.
- Siemens, facility in Norwood is dedicated to developing, assembling, and testing large electric motors that are used in industrial and factory automation
- First Group America, school bus operator and Greyhound; subsidiary of United Kingdom based First Group PLC.
- Total Quality Logistics, North America's 2nd largest freight brokerage firm.
- Delta Air Lines, world's largest carrier operates a hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
- CSX, international transportation company, operates CSX Queensgate Yard, said to be one of the largest rail classification facilities in North America.
- DHL Express, provider of air express transportation operates a hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Travel, leisure, and dining
- Columbia Sussex, hotel and casino operator (in Crestview Hills, Kentucky)
- Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., (Nasdaq: FRS), owner of Frish's Big Boy chain and Midwest operator of select Golden Corral restaurants. Employs 4,500.
- Gold Star Chili, Cincinnati style chili chain
- Graeters, ice cream, bakery, and candy shops. Regarding Graeters, the New York Times has said, "...the ice cream most connoisseurs feel to be the best in the world"
- LaRosa's Pizza, regional pizza chain
- Penn Station East Coast Subs, regional sandwich chain
- Skyline Chili, Cincinnati style chili chain
- Winegardner and Hammons, (NYSE: WHI), full service hotel management and development company established in 1961. It is one of the original franchisers of Holiday Inn.
- Cedar Fair, one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. Operates Kings Island theme park (in Mason, Ohio).
- "Top 20 Companies Ranked by Employee Count", Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber website. Their source: 2008 Business Courier Book of Lists.
- Humana Inc. to expand in Cincinnati USA - Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
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