Region offers Easy Access to a Talented, Diverse Workforce
Great employees are an essential asset for any business, and our region’s 1.5 million employees are among the best. In fact, they are one of the main reasons why businesses move to our region. From scientists, marketing professionals and engineers to metal workers and more, our region’s workforce is trained and experienced in a number of industries that can give your company a competitive edge. These include advanced energy; advanced manufacturing; biohealth; consumer products and brand development; finance; insurance and information technology; and food processing and agriculture.
Employers have the talent they need within a 30-60 minute commute.
Southwest Ohio’s vast network of colleges, universities and career development centers sustains the region’s diversified workforce with more than 100,000 graduates each year within 200 miles.
There are 10-plus local institutions which graduate 1,000-plus students with various technical degrees, including associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Workforce Development, Education and Training are a Regional Priority
Maintaining a competitive advantage in today’s global market requires an educated and viable workforce. Southwest Ohio has nationally recognized workforce development programs, a skilled workforce, experienced professionals and significant technology strengths, including world-class research, development and commercialization talent.
The region’s highly regarded educational system supports lifetime learning with a vast network of colleges, universities and career development centers that support the region’s diversified workforce. The wide array of educational institutions available in the region partner not only with the academic community, but also with the business community, ensuring a variety of opportunities for students, faculty and business leaders.