About Greater Cincinnati

Small-town feel, big-city advantages 


As one of Greater Cincinnati’s leading economic development partners, we work with regional economic development organizations, site selection consultants and businesses to attract, retain and expand jobs in the area.

We serve more than 1 million customers in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky who count on us to provide affordable, reliable and clean energy. But we're more than an energy company. We're community leaders, community servants and community boosters. Our deep roots in the area and longtime leadership in economic development make us an especially qualified resource for businesses looking to invest in the region.

Our service territory covers Southwestern Ohio, including the city of Cincinnati, as well as Northern Kentucky. We know the nuances of each neighborhood, the strengths of each specific area, the partners that can advance each opportunity and the programs that can maximize the potential of each investment. 

Remarkable region, remarkable assets


Greater Cincinnati is rich in international business activity and home to more than 300 wholly or partially foreign-owned companies. We're a major force in helping internationally based companies learn more about the opportunities in the region.

Cincinnati consistently ranks among Site Selection Magazine’s top 10 large metro areas for new and expanded corporate facilities. There are many compelling reasons, including: 

  • Cincinnati is within an hour’s flight of half of the nation’s population.
  • Five major highways converge in the city.
  • The cost of living is low while the quality of life is high.
  • The area is home to four universities and nationally ranked hospitals.
  • Attractions include a scenic riverfront and vibrant cultural scene.

The region outranks New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles in the number of Fortune 500 headquarters per million residents, with nine such headquarters here.

Cincinnati has an active and diverse chamber of commerce community and is the site of the first U.S. chapter of the European Chamber of Commerce. The region also features chambers that serve Hispanic, Chinese, female and minority interests and that focus on single municipalities or business districts.

The region’s industrial base used to be manufacturing but has evolved with the service economy. The state of Ohio recently designated Cincinnati as a HUB of Innovation in consumer marketing, with a heavy concentration of creative talent and brand design. The HUB designation essentially creates a regional economic development initiative around the consumer marketing industry, complete with $250,000 in seed money to attract and retain creative talent.

Additionally, the region has strong industry clusters in aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, chemistry, financial services, IT services and consumer goods.

For more information, visit our Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky economic development websites.

Learn more on the REDI Cincinnati website.

Learn more on the Northern Kentucky Tri-ED website.

Reliable, safe, affordable electricity


Because of our stability and financial strength, we can assure our transmission and distribution systems deliver safe, high-quality, reliable and affordable electric service. Our service availability is among the highest in the nation.

Our Ohio and Northern Kentucky operations provide electricity to approximately 820,000 customers and natural gas service to approximately 500,000 customers.

We're one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. Our regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.2 million customers located in six states across the Southeast and Midwest. Our commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., we're a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information is available in the Our Company section of this site. 

Our Company