Advanced Manufacturing
The City of Cincinnati supports a diverse group of industries, combining to create a dynamic and energetic economy.

Cincinnati Advanced Manufacturing

The City of Cincinnati has long been a hub for advanced manufacturing, particularly in the automotive and aerospace industries. Supported by the region’s skilled workforce, technological strengths and generous incentives, these industries continue to grow and thrive here in Cincinnati.


Cincinnati is home to 115 vehicle-production and supply-chain companies employing 95,000 local workers, with an additional 1.5 million skilled workers located within 50 miles of the city. From design to product Cincinnati and Ohio are leaders in the auto manufacturing process. Additional regional advantages include:

  • 80 percent of North American, light vehicle production takes place in Ohio or within 500 miles of its borders.
  • Ohio ranks second nationally with 221 auto-parts suppliers, with the tri-state area (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) surrounding Cincinnati. accounting for 25 percent of the Tier-1 parts suppliers in the U.S.
  • More than 100 of the over 600 motor-vehicle-related companies in Ohio are located in the Greater Cincinnati region,


For well over 100 years, Greater Cincinnati has been a hub and pioneer for the aerospace industry. With more than 180,000 local workers employed by 400 aerospace and related businesses, Cincinnati continues to thrive in the center of the aerospace industry. Our aerospace companies take advantage of a variety of regional attributes, including:

  • 50,000 scientists and engineers located within a 50-mile radius of the city.
  • 10,000 engineers and scientists based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, home to the National Center for Military Aerospace Medical Research.
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the 9th busiest cargo airport in the U.S.
  • A top-10 ranked U.S. aerospace graduate program at The University of Cincinnati’s Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.
  • A leading pipeline for NASA flight surgeons from Wright State University’s Aerospace Medicine Program.