With assets like a top-ranked business climate, growing industries, convenient access to customers, markets and suppliers, and a talented workforce, Greater Cincinnati is the perfect location for Japanese companies that want to establish a North American headquarters or a U.S. presence.
Japan and Ohio have a long tradition of partnership and investment. Cincinnati-native President William Howard Taft even planted Washington, D.C.’s iconic cherry trees after visit to Japan in 1905.
With more than 450 foreign-owned firms from 30+ countries already located in Greater Cincinnati, your company and employees will feel at home.
The region is home to two Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) that span eight counties. These zones promote international trade by making it easier to do business through customs-related advantages as well as state and local inventory tax exemptions. Regionally based companies already use the zones to ship machinery, oil, textiles, vehicle parts and consumer products.
Why Greater Cincinnati is a fit for Japanese companies:
• Greater Cincinnati has the fastest-growing economy in the Midwest
• 29 percent of total international employment in Ohio comes from Japanese companies
• Greater Cincinnati has the second-lowest cost of doing business in the U.S.
• Support to make connections for companies and families through organizations like the Japan American Society, Gifu Sister City Association of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber - the fifth largest chamber in the U.S.
The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati wants to connect growing Japanese companies to available resources that position your business for success. Whether locating the first U.S. operations base or expanding a current operation, REDI Cincinnati can help you take advantage of Greater Cincinnati’s business-friendly environment. For more information, contact us at info@REDICincinnati.com.