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Information Technology

Uncover indispensable tech solutions

Success in IT depends on three things: Well-trained talent, a supportive ecosystem and a low cost of doing business. Greater Cincinnati companies enjoy all of those things, and our business leaders acknowledge that in an industry where employees can easily work from home, it makes sense to locate where there’s ample tech talent and a low cost of living.

Access Affordability

Our region’s central location and affordability creates a framework where employees can earn less without compromising quality of life. Here in Greater Cincinnati, we enjoy diverse housing options, low-cost goods and services and affordable entertainment that rivals much larger markets.

Cost of Living Comparisons
Metro COLI Index Grocery Housing Utilities Transportation Healthcare Miscellaneous
Cincinnati 91.2 91.7 75.5 92.3 100.2 96.8 99.9
Boston 148.1 105.7 201.2 158.0 112.6 133.5 131.3
New York (Manhattan) 228.2 128.2 465.9 127.1 133.6 115.6 148.0
San Francisco 177.4 131.0 323.1 10.1 135.9 119.5 119.1
Seattle 145.1 125.3 179.7 122.9 138.7 127.7 135.6

Do Business for Less

Like most other things, running a business costs less in the Cincinnati region, meaning tech companies running on razor-thin margins can keep more of the money they bring in the door. What amounts to overhead “cash burn” on the coasts translates to major savings for Greater Cincinnati company.

Cost Doing Business
Metro Class A office rates Industry wages Corporate income tax Unemployment insurance new employer rate
Cincinnati $22.09/sq. ft. $36.58/hr. 0.0%* 2.7%*
Boston $60.81/sq. ft. $47.40/hr. 8.0% 1.87%
New York $79.12/sq. ft. $45.79/hr. 7.1% 4%
San Francisco $72.32/sq. ft. $54.15/hr. 8.84% 3.4%
Seattle $46.83/sq. ft. $53.07/hr. 0.0% 0.10%-5.10%**

*Corporate Income Tax and Unemployment Insurance New Employer Rate reflect Ohio only
**industry average

Connect with Your Peers

Tech companies thrive in strong ecosystems, like the one in Greater Cincinnati, a breeding ground where accelerators and incubators are attracting the nation’s most innovative entrepreneurs. These organizations also facilitate lasting connections with the region’s most inspiring leaders.


When it comes to IT consulting, the Cincinnati region is also home to a number of thriving providers:

Greater Cincinnati IT consulting firms Number of employees
CBTS
CBTS
967
Sogeti USA
Sogeti USA
810
Ascendum Solutions
Ascendum Solutions
750
Pomeroy
Pomeroy
620
Itelligence
Itelligence
148
Cardinal Solutions
Cardinal Solutions
140
RoundTower Technologies
RoundTower Technologies
126
Encore Technologies
Encore Technologies
100
TiER1 Performance Solutions
TiER1 Performance Solutions
91
Centric Consulting LLC
Centric Consulting LLC
90

Source: Cincinnati Business Courier, Book of Lists, 2017