Chemicals & Plastics

Innovation through collaboration

With more than 280 chemicals and plastics companies, Greater Cincinnati is responsible for a diverse range of basic and specialty chemicals. Regional companies produce everything from soaps and cleaners to printing inks and adhesives. And their diversity nurtures their success. Widespread collaboration enables these companies to innovate, advance R&D efforts and maximize resources.

Growing companies can find the right talent mix for any job. From scientists and engineers to graduates looking to start their career, Greater Cincinnati has the skilled employees your company needs to succeed.

Combing potential regional partners and a strong workforce with a low business operating costs, and you’ll see why Site Selection magazine ranked Greater Cincinnati the fourth most competitive North American city for chemicals and plastics.

Success stories

  • Emery Oleochemicals - This leading global specialty chemicals and lubricants manufacturer continues to grow and invest in Greater Cincinnati. (video)
  • Huhtamaki - The foreign-owned manufacturer of the Chinet® brand and foodservice containers credits its success to Greater Cincinnati’s strategic location, workforce and other assets. (video)


Industry necessities

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  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Finance & Insurance
  • IT, Big Data & Analytics
  • Research & Development
  • Startup

REDI Cincinnati is your first point-of-contact to locate or expand your chemical or plastics company in our region. To learn more, contact REDI at (513) 562-8474 or